Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 26, 2012

Business Council Endorses Phil Boyle in the 4th State Senate District

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Phil Boyle in the 4th State Senate District.

"Phil Boyle understands that to put New York on a path to economic recovery we need to lower taxes and lower the cost of doing business in this state. As a member of the Assembly, Phil has been a champion of pro-growth policies and will continue to focus on those policies when he is elected Senator," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

In the Assembly, Phil supported much of the Business Council's economic reform agenda which includes the enactment of a property tax cap; mandate relief and tax reform; public employee pension reforms and limiting government borrowing.

Phil successfully fought to eliminate the onerous MTA tax on local employers and sponsored legislation to impose a spending cap, limiting how much the state can spend, and to increase the size of the state's “rainy day fund” to avoid future tax increases.

Phil scored 69 percent on the Business Council's 2012 Voters'Guide for his votes in the Assembly.

The 2012 Voters Guide measures New York State legislators' commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state's economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session.

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