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For Release — May 11, 2015

Business Council statement on election of new state Senate leader

ALBANY, N.Y.—“We welcome the Senate Republican’s decision to elect Senator John Flanagan as the new Majority Leader and look forward to working with him, Governor Cuomo, and Speaker Heastie in enacting pro-business policies that benefit all New Yorkers. Our biggest issue for the rest of session remains making the property tax cap permanent. Having a functioning state Senate is vital to ensuring that gets done,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State.