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 area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.


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