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18
May
2016
Urges Assembly to follow suit ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today applauded the state Senate for passing S.4672, sponsored by Senator Ken LaValle. The legislation would amend the education law to allow non-CPAs to be minority owners of CPA firms, consistent with 49 other states and jurisdictions
03
May
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Public Policy Institute has posted its “Monthly Economic Update,” and jobs “Snapshot” for March 2016. These new jobs and unemployment figures show the continuation of modest growth in New York State overall, but also highlight the ongoing economic struggles throughout much of upstate
02
May
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced that Bob Woodward, famed investigative reporter and best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Called “the most celebrated journalist of our age” by The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward has established himself as a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the disturbing news of the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration
22
Apr
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We are incredibly disappointed that the administration allowed fear-mongering to once again lead the way,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The decision to deny the approvals necessary for the construction of the Constitution Pipeline will have a direct and immediate negative impact on our state’s economy
14
Apr
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“After several years of progress in New York - controlling state spending, reducing business taxes, restraining real property taxes, and more - this year's budget produced far more harm than good for the state's economy, and dimmed prospects for renewed economic growth upstate. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to lower costs, reduce barriers and promote growth
31
Mar
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We are disappointed with the multi-billion dollar increase in the minimum wage. This increase – at $8000 per job upstate and $13,000 downstate when fully implemented - is still too much for many businesses. The last thing employers need is higher state-imposed costs. We are further discouraged that the budget deal includes the most expansive Paid Family Leave law in the nation, while leaving out meaningful business cost reductions, such as workers’ compensation reform, and targeted small business tax cuts
23
Mar
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“As lawmakers head into the final days of negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 state budget, The Business Council of New York State is asking them to first, do no harm. Moving away from the rhetoric, the fact is this; a $15.7 billion dollar hike on our state’s employers is simply untenable
21
Mar
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today endorsed Chris McGrath for New York State Senate in the 9th District special election to be held on Tuesday, April 19. “Chris McGrath is known as a hard worker with a tenacious commitment to his neighbors and his family. His strong support of reducing New York’s crushing tax burden makes him the only choice for the state’s business community,” said Heather C
15
Mar
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—Manufacturers from across the state, led by The Manufacturers Alliance of New York and The Business Council of New York State Inc., held their 8th Annual Lobby Day today to meet with key lawmakers and highlight legislative issues important to New York’s manufacturers. “Manufacturing leaders are in Albany today to talk to legislators on issues that directly impact manufacturers’ ability to invest and grow in New York,” said Randy Wolken, President of the Manufacturers Alliance
09
Mar
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The tax cut proposals put forward by the state Senate majority are significant and address some of the issues impacting New York’s competiveness in relation to the rest of the country,” said Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc