Westchester County Business Journal: Committee to Save NY Spends Nearly $12 Million in 2011

John Alan James, executive director of Pace University’s Center for Global Governance, was called upon to comment on what Cuomo’s election as governor has meant to New York businesses.

Professor John Alan James was called upon to comment on what Cuomo’s election as governor has meant to New York businesses.

From The Westchester County Business Journal:

In Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo, the state’s business leaders saw an opportunity.

At the time, New York businesses – still struggling to recover from the effects of the economic downturn – were frustrated with what they viewed as a lack of effort among the state’s lawmakers to promote business-friendly policies.

That frustration gave rise to Committee to Save New York Inc., an organization comprising business groups and, to a lesser extent, organized labor. It was established 15 months ago to promote a reform agenda at the state government level.

John Alan James, executive director of Pace University’s Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation, said support from the business community represented a refreshing alternative to the messages often promulgated by special interests.

“This is long overdue and greatly needed,” he said. “I wish them all the power in the world and I wish there were more of them.”

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