Buffalo Niagara Partnership Calls for Sunset of 18A Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2013

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Calls for Sunset of 18A Assessment

Statement from Partnership President & CEO Andrew Rudnick

“A, if not the, top Albany priority this year is to keep the 18a utility assessment from being extended one second,” said Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. “The Governor’s proposed five-year extension of this energy tax has a particularly negative impact on Upstate energy users, especially manufacturers. Thus, we strongly call for its sunset in 2014.”

ABOUT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce, representing nearly a quarter of a million employees in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership’s work has three main focuses: advocacy, business development and convening. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.


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