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.”
New York State Senator Ken LaValle, (R - Port Jefferson), received the council’s highest score.
“Working with Governor Cuomo to enact real fiscal reform, spending restraint and significant economic development initiatives this past session and next, I remain committed to making our state economy more competitive, which will act as a stimulus for job creation,” Senator LaValle said.
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.