Unshackle New York's businesses in 2013
The business coalition Unshackle Upstate is hoping for meaningful mandate relief and reduced regulations this year.
The group released its 2013 policy agenda today and it is available below.
“Over the past two years, New York State has made significant progress in rebuilding its economy but the fight to save our state is far from over,” said Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate, in a statement."
“Our 2013 agenda clearly identifies the challenges facing Upstate families and businesses and advances realistic solutions that will help make the state a place where can all grow and prosper," he said. " We need to take care of the unfinished business of past sessions so New York can truly call itself the Empire State.”
The group would also like to see the state's Scaffold Law and Workers' Compensation program reformed and for the state to allow development of its shale gas resources.
Noting the creation of a property tax cap and the decision by the state Thruway Authority not to impose a 45 percent toll increase, Sampson argued there are reasons for the business community to be hopeful in 2013.
“We’ve taken some critical first steps and we’re hopeful that Governor Cuomo and members of the Legislature will take action to stimulate additional job growth, strengthen our economy and make our communities more affordable," he said.
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