Many cities are holding their hands out for a piece of the stimulus money, and local leaders in one city had a face to face meeting with state officials to see if they can bring that money home.
The Washington city manager and mayor went to Raleigh Friday morning to see what monies they could tap into to help residents struggling to pay their utility bills.
The biggest concern is electricity rates, which were slated to increase this spring -- but the city manager said due to the large number of people in default -- city council decided to push back the increase until June 30th.
City officials hope to have more funds to disperse to help those in need by the time the increase kicks in this summer.
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