Graf Helps Reduce Energy Costs for Job Creators

April 30, 2012

Assemblyman Graf takes another step toward lowering energy costs on Long Island.

Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C–Holbrook) recently helped reduce energy costs for job creators on Long Island by voting to support the Recharge NY program. This economic development initiative will assist small businesses trying to cope with skyrocketing energy costs, aiding their ability to create and sustain jobs in the community.

“The cost of energy has become so prohibitive that small-business owners are now faced with choosing between creating a new job and literally keeping the lights on,” said Graf. “When a business pays less for energy, that frees up capital for business owners to do what they do best – stimulate Long Island’s economy by creating jobs. The key to our economic recovery lies in controlling energy costs, and Recharge NY will address that problem head-on for our struggling business owners.”

Graf has led the charge for lower energy costs on Long Island through his “Plug Long Island In” campaign, which aims to connect Long Island to inexpensive hydropower from upstate by garnering support from Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders. His fight can be joined by signing the petition at