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Fisher, Sheehan and Colton provides a diverse array of services on a national basis. Projects include research, program design and evaluation, litigation support and training. FSC's Law and Economic Insights, the firm's bi-monthly newsletter, provides information on current issues as well as the firm's current projects and recent publications.

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Jan/Feb 2017 FSC Newsletter
One question often posed in response to proposals to impose restrictions on a utilityís authority to disconnect service to protected classes is whether the protected customers will simply stop making payments. This issue discusses recent research examining whether shutoff restrictions protecting customers with medical emergencies result in an increase in utility bill nonpayment.

Nov/Dec 2016 FSC Newsletter
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is commonly referred to as the nationís largest anti-poverty program. This issue reviews the literature documenting that households receiving EITC benefits use those additional dollars, in large part, to pay utility bills, including past-due utility bills.

Sep/Oct 2016 FSC Newsletter
This issue reviews recent research finding that the receipt of federal SNAP assistance (formerly known as Food Stamps) has the effect of reducing unpaid utility bills by a substantial percentage. The issue discusses why this might occur and how utilities might promote Food Stamp enrollment.

Jul/Aug 2016 FSC Newsletter
This issue describes the considerable learning that has occurred for service providers ranging from health care, to early childhood education, to housing, to social service, to health insurance, and beyond on how to reach "hard to reach" populations.


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