Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — August 7, 2009

Business Council applauds Executive Order to eliminate regulations on Business

ALBANY— "We applaud Governor Paterson's effort to eliminate regulations that make it hard for businesses in New York to create jobs," said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State, Inc. "Private sector job growth is the key to economic recovery. Governor Paterson's proposal on regulatory reform rightly recognizes that state government needs to remove obstacles to private sector job growth in order for New York's economy to recover. We look forward to working with the Governor as he implements the Regulatory Review and Reform Program."

Governor David A. Paterson today signed Executive Order No. 25, taking what he calls a major step toward modernizing the State's regulatory framework and eliminating regulations that are onerous or outdated. The Executive Order establishes a Regulatory Review and Reform Program to eliminate or revise antiquated and burdensome regulations on businesses, local governments, health care providers and other regulated entities, and focus the State's regulations on those necessary to retain and strengthen critical protections for public health, safety and welfare.

To read the Governor's release click here.