Statement from SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall on Tax Foundation Report

April 15, 2014

“Today's report from the Tax Foundation leaves no doubt that New York is on the right trajectory. The Governor's smart and meaningful economic and tax policy reforms, coupled with responsible fiscal discipline, is transforming the state's business climate and moving New York into the upper echelon nationally. ‎ 

“With the recommendations from the bipartisan Tax Commission now part of the enacted budget, New York is not only a better place to do business and grow jobs, but it is now positioned ‎for explosive new economic activity and prosperity.”


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