News

18
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—A coalition of the state’s leading business and industry groups today announced their commitment to advocating for reforms to New York’s prevailing wage law. In light of the state’s budget multi-billion dollar deficit and overwhelming infrastructure needs, the coalition is calling on members of the Legislature to reform this outdated and costly mandate
14
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State Inc., building off its September Annual Meeting which focused on the “Future of New York State Business”, today convened the leading voices in the state’s tech and innovation community for a broad-based discussion on the next steps for New York State
13
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today’s generator deactivation assessment from the NYISO reiterates what we have been saying for some time, New York must build its needed energy infrastructure. While it is good news that the NYISO says our state has enough electricity to meet future needs, we cannot lose sight of the fact that this is only true if natural gas plants currently under construction are able to come online
16
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“It appears increasingly likely that later today the House will pass their tax reform bill. While we and our members strongly support many aspects of the bill, we simply cannot endorse the elimination of full state and local tax (SALT) deductibility. We appreciate that the House bill does maintain certain aspects of SALT, but it does not go far enough
13
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council is reviewing this proposed rule with our affected members, and will submit comments and recommendations during the public review period. We appreciate that the rule reflects several concerns we raised during the Department’s public hearings, including the exemption of higher-earning employees and providing relief during emergency circumstances
09
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“While The Business Council remains committed to the principles of tax reform, we are deeply dismayed that the Senate’s bill goes even further than the House by completely eliminating State and Local Tax deductibility (SALT). As we have said repeatedly throughout this process, New York is a net donor state, giving far more in tax dollars to the federal government than we receive
02
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—"The Business Council is a strong supporter of comprehensive federal tax reform. In order to ensure fairness and American competitiveness, it is vital that we simplify the tax code and reduce our corporate tax rate. The House plan, as reported, is an important first step to achieving necessary reform
27
Sep
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—"The proposal to eliminate state and local tax deductibility is unacceptable to New Yorkers," said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. "It is not only unfair, it goes against the principles of taxation on which this nation was founded
25
Sep
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards. The Annual Meeting is the Council’s signature event, held each year at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY. The Annual Meeting, which began earlier today, attracts hundreds of the state’s top thought leaders in the worlds of business, politics and media
07
Sep
2017
ALBANY, NY—Earlier today The Business Council of New York State, Inc. sent a letter to the state’s Congressional delegation urging them to protect state taxpayers during negotiations over comprehensive reform of the nation’s tax code. The body of the letter is pasted below, and a copy of the version sent to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D, NY), may be found here