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New York manufacturers support elimination of onerous energy tax

With budget negotiations underway, The Business Council of New York State joined other the state manufacturing interests in writing a letter to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders expressing continued support for Part S of the TED Article VII legislation as contained in the Senate and Governor’s budgets.

This measure would reduce the Public Service Law § 18-a(6) Temporary State Energy and Utility Service Conservation Assessment (Temporary Assessment) by a total of $200 million per year by eliminating the assessment on large utility customers and accelerate the phase out for all other customers. Affordable energy is a critical component to any thriving economy, and a necessity for New York businesses and residents alike, particularly to the energy intensive manufacturing sector.

Groups signing the letter with The Business Council include: Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing of the Capital Region, Manufacturers Alliance of New York,  Manufacturers Association of Central New York, and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier.

Read the letter on The Business Council’s website.