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For Release — January 7, 2014

Fix New York: The Business Council's
2014 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda

Growing New York Jobs and the Economy

ALBANY, N.Y. —The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s Fix New York 2014 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda, released today, calls on New York's legislative leaders to continue to promote private sector investment and job creation by improving the state's business climate and removing barriers to economic growth.

“The Governor and key legislators have set a positive tone for 2014 but there are also renewed calls for increased state spending, new taxes and new employer mandates,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “We believe it is important for New York to maintain its focus on state spending restraint and broad-based reforms.”

Fix New York: The Business Council 2014 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda highlights many measures that New York should adopt to improve the state's business climate including:

Fix New York also includes initiatives on key business advocacy issues including: economic development, education and workforce development, energy and environment, health insurance, government contracts, infrastructure, taxation and technology, tourism and travel, and workers' compensation and unemployment.

Visit bcnys.org, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s website, to view Fix New York: The Business Council 2014 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda.