Palmesano: 18-A Utility Tax Is The "Wrong Way To Go"
March 18, 2013
ALBANY, NY - Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R, Corning), who is the Ranking Minority Member on the Energy Committee, was one of several Republicans at an Albany presser today. At the press conference, led by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R, Canandaigua), GOP assembly members voiced their opposition to the proposed five-year extension of the Temporary 18-A Utility assessment. “The private sector and job creators are not looking at what we’re saying in commercials about being ‘Open for Business,” they’re looking at what we’re doing,” Said Palmesano. “A five-year extension of this electricity tax is not the type of action that will instill confidence in our job creators to invest in New York State.
Palmesano also says that manufacturers, small businesses and consumers are not the ATM machine for government spending.