Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — Oct. 13 2010

The Business Council endorses Cohen for State Senate

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Bob Cohen for the New York State Senate in the 37th Senate district.

“Bob Cohen is a business man who knows how difficult it is to create jobs and grow in New York because of the burdens placed on our economy by Albany,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State.

“Bob's opponent, Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, has consistently voted for higher taxes and costly mandates on business. To create jobs and move our economy forward we must lower the cost of doing business in New York. Bob Cohen understands that,” added Adams.

Cohen supports the Business Council's Enough Already NY campaign's Five to Survive economic reform agenda which includes: a property tax cap; a state spending cap; reducing the tax burden; reforming public employee pensions and limiting government borrowing.

Oppenheimer scored 15 percent on the Business Council's Voters' Guide consistently voting for higher taxes, including the MTA payroll tax. The voters' guide is available here.

The endorsement comes through the Business Council's Political Action Committee. Kenneth Adams made the endorsement at a media conference in White Plains.