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For Release — Jan. 12, 2010

Business Council supports Gov. Paterson's streamlining of state government

ALBANY— “Gov. David Paterson's plan to streamline state government is an important step to lowering government spending and delivering taxpayers greater value,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “Lowering the cost of government and the taxes required to pay for it is fundamental to allowing the New York economy to grow again so it can create the jobs we desperately need across the state.”

“Business as usual in Albany has allowed New York State government to grow to unsustainable levels while failing to provide public services in the most efficient way,” said Adams. “The Governor's plan will save millions of dollars each year and improve efficiency in the delivery of key services.”

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