Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — Oct. 18, 2010

The Business Council endorses Sen. Nozzolio in the 54th State Senate District

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Sen. Michael Nozzolio in the 54th State Senate District.

“Sen. Michael Nozzoli is a champion for a pro-jobs and growth agenda in New York. He understands that New York needs to lower its tax burden and bring down the cost of doing business to get our economy growing again,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State.

“The Democratic Majority in the State Senate has spent the last two years voting to impose billions of dollars in new taxes on New Yorkers. These taxes have made the impact of the national recession even worse here in New York and made it harder for our businesses to succeed. And despite these huge increases in taxes the state is still facing billions of dollars in red ink,” added Adams. “Sen. Nozzolio realizes that we cannot stay on the current course in Albany. Spending and taxes must come down.”

Sen. Nozzolio 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.

He is also has one of the top pro-jobs voting percentages on the The Business Council Voters' Guide, available here, at 82 percent.

The endorsement comes through the Business Council's Political Action Committee.