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For Release — December 4, 2012

Independent Democratic Conference, Senate Republicans announce creation of historic bipartisan partnership

ALBANY—“The Business Council is encouraged by the creation of a bipartisan governance model that will avoid the dysfunction the Senate experienced in 2009 and 2010,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The power-sharing deal reached by the IDC and Senate Republicans reflects a commitment to support Governor Cuomo's fiscal reform agenda. Only by controlling spending and holding the line on taxes can New York stay on the path to economic stability.”