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For Release — Oct. 25, 2010

The Business Council endorses Sen. Seward in the 51st State Senate District

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Sen. James Seward (R-I-C) in the 51st State Senate District.

“Sen. James Seward is a champion for a pro-jobs and growth agenda in New York. He knows that New York must reduce its tax burden to create new jobs,” 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. Seward realizes that we cannot stay on the current course in Albany. Spending and taxes must come down.”

Sen. Seward 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.

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