Respond to overwhelmed Texas rebate program
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans who could not get through online or
via phone lines for an overwhelmed appliance rebate program can
still be heard.
The Texas comptroller's office says consumers can leave comments
on its Web site to respond to the program involving more than $20
million in federal stimulus funds.
The Web site says all rebate and waitlist reservations have been
filled due to "an unprecedented response" to the program.
The state agency is investigating what went wrong Wednesday.
Comptroller Susan Combs is seeking answers from the contractor,
Helgeson Enterprises Inc. of White Bear Lake, Minn.
A Helgeson company representative did not immediately return a
call Friday from The Associated Press.