Small Business Day reminds Albany leaders to remove costly mandates

— These are just a few ways that we can assist small businesses. We passed up some opportunities with this latest budget when the majority decided to keep a tax on utilities known as 18-A. I voted against this tax extension in the budget, as it drives up costs for all ratepayers. We could also do more by cutting regulations that act as barriers to economic development and job creation.

To access state resources for small business, visit the Empire State Development Corporation at esd.ny.gov/smallbusiness.html.

Assemblyman Will Barclay represents residents of Assembly District 120, which includes Lysander. He can be reached by mail at 200 North Second St., Fulton, NY 13069, by e-mail at barclaw@assembly.state.ny.us or by phone (598-5185).

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