Massena, NY, Aug 05, 2010 — A program that boosts jobs by giving employers a break on electric bills was left out of the last minute action in the state legislature.
Power for Jobs helps support thousands of workers at hundreds of companies across the state. Funding for the program has run out, and it expired in May. Lawmakers haven't agreed on a new way to keep the supplements going. And they didn't pass a temporary extension as expected either.
One hang-up is potential loss of a small break enjoyed by ratepayers near the state's big hydroelectric facilities in St. Lawrence County. Martha Foley has more.