Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel Announces Extension of the Power for Jobs Program

August 13, 2010
Great Neck – A member of the Assembly’s Energy Committee, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel is pleased to announce that legislation was recently signed into law extending the Power for Jobs program through May 15 of next year. This program provides low cost power to businesses and not-for-profits across Long Island and New York State. This temporary extension allows businesses relying on this relief to continue receiving low cost energy while the State Legislature negotiates a permanent plan.

“While reforms must be made to the Power for Jobs program, we cannot allow New York’s businesses to suffer while the State Legislature negotiates a permanent solution for this program. The low cost power provided by this program is essential to the survival of a number of manufacturing and health care providers here on Long Island,” said Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel. “Passing an extender bill was the right thing to do. Now, my colleagues and I in the State Legislature must go back to the table and negotiate a long-term plan that will help businesses manage their energy costs, enabling them to invest in our communities and create more jobs.”