Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — Thursday, August 13, 1998

Statement by DANIEL B. WALSH
President/CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

This law just kicked New York's economic comeback into a higher gear.

UI reform has been a priority of Business Council members and all New York State employers for years. It's not hard to see why. This law will save employers millions of dollars and streamline the UI system--even as benefits increase for the temporarily unemployed workers that the system was originally designed to protect.

This is a win not just for New York's business or workers but for all New Yorkers -- because we all benefit from a stronger economy.

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