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WORST PROPERTY TAXER IN WESTCHESTER SCORES ONE OF THE LOWEST RANKS IN LEGISLATURE ON SMALL BUSINESS RECORD
Latimer’s Voting Record Scores Paltry 17% From Leading Small Business Group NFIB
Westchester, NY-September 14, 2012…Assemblyman George Latimer, who has the worst property tax record of anyone running for office this year in Westchester, also has one of the lowest scores on small business–a paltry 17 percent–putting him in the bottom nine percent of the entire legislature, according to the nation’s leading small business group, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
The guide, intending to evaluate legislator’s attitudes toward small business, rated legislators on a number of bills that would help small businesses grow and hire. New York currently ranks 49th out of 50th in business-friendly states. The rated legislation included measures to reduce and stabilize energy costs, the tax cap bill that Mr. Latimer voted against and the pension reform bill that he famously ducked out of the chamber to avoid taking a position on, among others.
“George Latimer has been trying to disguise himself as fiscally responsible in order to get a promotion to the senate, but his failed record clearly states otherwise,” said Bob Cohen. “Mr. Latimer has continuously voted for tax increases and against policies that would help businesses create jobs. His 17 percent rating on small business issues is simply indefensible. Westchester can’t afford George Latimer.”