01/10/2013 11:31 am ET

Business Council Calls For Job Creation, Less Mandates In 2013

The Business Council of New York State will focus on the state's fiscal discipline, improving New York's business climate and reducing state-imposed business costs and barriers to investment and job growth, according to the group's legislative agenda released Tuesday.

"The pro-growth momentum we saw in 2011 and 2012 needs to continue for New York to regain its economic strength," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council. "In 2013, The Business Council will support legislation that controls state spending while avoiding new taxes, reform labor laws and other regulatory programs that impose unnecessary costs and restrictions on all employers; and promote new jobs and investments in a range of strategically important business sectors."