Ritchie picks up Business Council endorsement
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 9:27 am

State Senate candidate Patty Ritchie has been endorsed by The Business Council of New York State in the 48th District Senate race.

The council's members include thousands of companies, from mom-and-pop manufacturers to some of the biggest businesses in the state.

"Patty Ritchie will fight for policies that create real jobs," said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of Council. "She understands that the farmers and businesses of this region need lower taxes and a lower cost of doing business to succeed and thrive."

"We cannot continue business as usual in Albany and Patty Ritchie will be a part of the change we need," added Adams

Ritchie, currently the St. Lawrence County Clerk, says she will slash taxes, including rolling back the record tax increases of the last two years.

“In order to create the jobs that New Yorkers need, we have to cut the job-killing taxes and higher spending that have earned New York a reputation as the most business and jobs-unfriendly state in the nation,” Ritchie said.

“As state Senator, I will work with businesses to help deliver the pro-jobs and pro-growth policies that our state needs, and that working men and women want,” Ritchie said.

Ritchie says her plans include cutting taxes, providing tax credits of up to $5,000 for every new job that business creates, rolling back energy tax increases to help manufacturers, small businesses and residents, and slashing red tape.

She supports the Business Council's Enough Already NY campaign's Five to Survive economic reform agenda which includes a property tax cap, a state spending cap, reducing the tax burden, reforming public employee pensions, and limiting government borrowing.