Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 26, 2012

Business Council Endorses Thomas Libous in the 62nd State Senate District

ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Thomas Libous in the 52nd State Senate District.

"Tom Libous has long record of supporting pro-growth initiatives that will create jobs in New York. He understands that to grow our economy we need to lower taxes and lower the cost of doing business. As Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Tom has been a champion of pro-growth policies and will continue to focus on those policies when he is reelected Senator," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

In the Senate, Tom 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.

Tom has successfully fought enact the 2 percent property tax cap. He supports a state spending cap and continues to lead the fight for responsible natural gas development in the Southern Tier and the economic opportunity it would create.

Libous scored 90 percent on the Business Council's 2012 Voters' Guide for his votes in the Senate.

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.