Koyama Stokes

    Koyama Stokes, 31, stands outside an office in Milwaukee where she just received $300 toward the $600 she needs so her electricity doesn’t get shut off Thursday, July 21, 2011. Many low-income residents sweltering in a heat wave rated among the worst in decades aren?t getting much help from state agencies to help pay electric bills and officials are worried looming budget cuts may make things worse next year. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)