For Release —
Statement by Business Council President Heather C. Briccetti on formation of Business Climate Commission
ALBANY, N.Y.—“After several years of progress in New York - controlling state spending, reducing business taxes, restraining real property taxes, and more - this year's budget produced far more harm than good for the state's economy, and dimmed prospects for renewed economic growth upstate. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to lower costs, reduce barriers and promote growth. These include: the immediate reduction of workers compensation costs, expedited project approvals, and the removal of the hidden taxes on energy, insurance and health care. All New Yorkers need is the state's political leaders to reach consensus and implement them. If this task force can be a vehicle for bringing the Administration, Senate and Assembly together on an agenda to promote these changes and produce private sector job growth and investment, we are willing to participate.”
- Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.