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For Release — Thursday, December 29, 2005

COUNCIL'S 2006 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO EMPHASIZE DEVELOPING AN
INNOVATION-DRIVEN ECONOMY AND REMOVING OBSTACLES TO GROWTH


ALBANY—The Business Council is preparing a legislative agenda for 2006 that outlines a range of policy objectives designed to help New York build a robust, innovation-driven economy and remove long-standing obstacles to economic growth.

The agenda, which the Council’s Board of Directors will finalize next month, recommends a range of education-related initiatives and policy changes to reduce New York's business costs and competitive disadvantages. These recommendations include include debt reform and policies to reduce New York's high costs of taxes, workers' comp, energy, health insurance, and lawsuit abuse.

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