In your view, how likely is it that the Unshackle Upstate coalition will be able to win passage this year of reforms-excluding workers’ comp reform-that significantly improve the upstate business climate?
8% Very likely
46% Not very likely
14% Not at all likely
In terms of its potential to improve the local business climate, which one of the remaining Unshackle Upstate reform proposals would you rate as the top priority?
47% Economic development
13% Scaffold Law
6% Low-cost energy
5% Taylor Law
4% Wicks Law
How can you say pick one of the above when it will be a combination of these proposals that ultimately will improve the current economic conditions? (The poll) should have a spot for selecting all of the above; they are all top priorities.
-Andrew Hintenach, Hunt Engineers Architects & Land Surveyors
Although I would love to see the entire agenda supported, my concern and the probable reality is that the politicians will give it a lot of lip service and ultimately not improve the situation. Hence the cycle goes round and round again.
I am not sure of the likelihood that it will make a difference this year, but without the coalition, we can guarantee it WON’T be this year.
-Amy S. Perry-DelCorvo, Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services
3/9/2007 (C) Rochester Business Journal