The Business Council of New York State released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators’ "commitment to improving the state’s economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.”
Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, received the council’s highest score.
“I am pleased to have forged a bi-partisan partnership with Governor Cuomo to enact real fiscal reform, spending restraint and significant economic development initiatives this past session,” said Hannon. “I continue to be truly committed to making our state economy more competitive, which serves as the stimulus for additional job creation.”
According to the Business Council, senators and Assembly members were rated for their stances on bills considered by the Business Council to have a significant impact on New York’s economic climate. Legislators were graded on important bills like the real property tax cap, Medicaid spending reductions and program reforms in the budget, as well as Article X Siting legislation, “Recharge New York,” and an improved Excelsior Jobs Program.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the governor to help create and retain jobs in New York,” said Hannon. “I look forward to the coming 2012 Session where we can build upon past successes, implementing meaningful mandate relief and continued pro-growth job creation legislation.”