2014 Business Council in the News

Small business is not the backbone of the U.S. economy, analyst says (Video) (Krystle S. Morey, Albany Business Journal)

Local advocates sound off about ruling (Amanda May Metzger, Glens Falls Post Star)

Bill would repeal annual employee wage notification (Carrie Mason-Draffen, Newsday)

NYSIF Announces Four Appointments to the Board of Commissioners (Insurance News)

Manufacturing executives to talk about New York's middle market (Krystle S. Morey, Albany Business Journal)

Cuomo to extend brownfield tax credits (Jon Campbell, Press & Sun Bulletin)

New York's clean energy programs pay off in reduced emissions and costs (Your letters) (Post Standard)

Corning Chamber of Commerce hosts forum on business engagement in education (Digital Journal)

Ken discusses discusses legislative wins and losses from the business community’s perspective (Alyssa Plock, WCNY)

Cuomo to sign brownfields bill (Jon Campbell, Democrat & Chronicle)

Business Council Reaction to End of Session (Time Warner Cable)

Session reactions: Astorino on mute swans, Teachout on pot (Jimmy Vielkind, Capital New York)

Letter on Paycards (Heather Briccetti, New York Times)

Costly state pollution program getting more life (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Benefits of Payroll Cards, New York Times Letter from Heather C. Briccetti

ObamaCare’s Tax Day: Bill Due June 15 (published in The Buffalo News on Saturday, June 14, 2014)

More New York state bureaucracy will not lower your utility bills (Commentary), (The Post Standard)

Capital Energy: Utility-overcharge charge (Scott Waldman and David Giambusso, Capital New York)

P.S.C.: State utility customers overpaid by $250 million (Scott Waldman, Capital New York)

Targeting of emissions seen as N.Y. advantage (Jerry Zremski, Buffalo News)

Fracking fight deals a blow to conventional gas industry (Scott Waldman, Capital New York)

Business groups fighting back in support of Common Core (Jessica Bakeman, Capital New York)

State tax cut effort costly for Regeneron, SEC filing says (Larry Rulison, Times Union)

Ameritas of New York Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with Business Council of New York (Insurance News)

Business Council president, SUNY chancellor focus on transforming New York education (Megan Rogers, Albany Business Review)

P-Tech expansion, free degrees meant to improve career paths (Rick Karlin, Times Union)

Central Hudson board welcomes new member (Poughkeepsie Journal)

N.Y. paper company chief calls for more logging in the Adirondacks (Paul Post, The Saratogain)

Fighting Back Against Wage Theft (Rishi Iyengar, NY City Lens)

Finch winning, its leader says (Amanda May Metzger, Post Star)

High Achievement New York launches (Empire State News)

The cost of doing business in New York (Steve Flamisch, WNYT)

NY’s Big Bet: How Opposition Campaigns Impact Casino Placement (Times Warner Cable)

May 14, 2014: GMO labeling bill, Business Council, anti-human trafficking, Senate Democrats, Larry Levy (WCNY - Capital Pressroom)

New York's Big Bet Part 2 Extended Interview - Heather Briccetti (Times Warner Cable)

Businesses awaiting word on medical marijuana in New York (David Robinson, Albany Business Review)

Oil-train blow-up in Virginia reverberates in New York (Scott Waldman, Capital New York)

President Barack Obama to Nominate Clarkson President Tony Collins to Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board (Clarkson University)

Bloomberg’s proposed soda cap gets new life
By Maggie Hennessy, Food Navigator-USA 02-May-2014

Preparing New York for Climate Change (Wilder Fleming, City and State)

Priority for NYSUT's new president: Remove student tests from teacher evaluations (Kelly Fay, Legislative Gazette)

Officials Celebrate NYISO's New Power Control Center

Letter: State budget good for N.Y. business (Times Union)

2014 Power 100 Albany, (City & State)

With cleanup application pending, Hudson River Psychiatric Center site's fate unclear (John Ferro, Poughkeepsie Journal)

New Group Defends Common Core (Beth Fertig, WNYC)

NY budget tries to give everyone a little (Joseph Spector, Democrat & Chronicle)

Weekly Round-Up: New York’s Overhaul of Tax System Receives Mixed Reviews (Bloomberg BNA)

New concern with Common Core: Recruiting teachers (Megan Rogers, Albany Business Review)

Local manufacturers get their signal from business-friendly state budget (Buffalo News)

Paid-time-off milestone in Albany (Chris Bragg, Crain's Insider)

Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns (Peter Overby, NPR)

Increasing taxes won’t create jobs (Ken Pokalsky, Times Union)

Understanding What's at Stake (Capital Pro)

Public campaign financing is in Senate budget (Karen, DeWitt, North Country Radio)

Critics blast Cuomo plan to reform bank taxes as ‘a big gift to Wall Street’ (Michael Virtanen, Buffalo News)

Maryland To Cut Estate Tax As Blue States Fall In Line (Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes)

Business Council's Pokalsky on supporting Cuomo's bank tax (Time Warner Cable)

Business Council supports funding New York's tourism industry (Empire State News)

Common Core interview (Alyssa Plock, WCNY Capital Pressroom)

Up Next: Health Care Surcharges? (Dave Lucas, WAMC)

Business Council pledges support for Common Core (Megan Rogers, Albany Business Review)

Business Council President and CEO talks education (Queststar Blog)

Workforce Readiness and the Common Core (Orchard Park and East Aurora Sun)

New York Needs to Move Forward with the Common Core State Standards (Heather Briccetti, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Hearings Over, Lawmakers Set to Take on Budget (Karen DeWitt, (WXXI News)

Advocates at State Capitol for Scaffold Law Reform Advocacy Day, (WTEN - ABC)

Plenty Of Questions About Cuomo's Tax Plans (Karen Dewitt, WAMC)

EXCLUSIVE: Coalition of unions, advocacy groups to push for city minimum wage (Kenneth Lovett, The Daily News)

Supporters, opponents weigh in on NYC minimum wage idea (Michael Gormley, Newsday)

Business Council touts Cuomo's tax reforms (Dan Heath, Press Republican)

Lobbies for and against Cuomo's priorities (Krystle S. Morey, Albany Business Review)

Interview with Ken Pokalsky and Robert Cline (WCNY Capital Pressroom)

Pitching His Budget, Cuomo Meets With Business Council (State of Politics)

Millionaires increase in Westchester, state Top earners also on rise in state, records show (Joseph Spector, The Journal News)

Another Voice: Governor’s tax-relief package offers many benefits to New Yorkers (Heather Briccetti, The Buffalo News)

Lawmakers: WNY poorly served by Albany (Virginia Kropf, The Daily News)

2014 legislataive agendas at a glance (Krystle S Morey, Albany Business Review)

Wage Theft Act a rising priority for NY business lobby (Krystle S. Morey, Albany Business Review)

State groups respond to Cuomo's budget plan (Karen DeWitt, WRVO)

Million dollar incomes rise in N.Y. (Bob Price, Family Life)

Report: New York Governor's Proposed Business Tax Reforms May Generate $740 Million in New Revenue (Bloomberg BNA)

Business angles for Albany action
The election year offers chance for reforms, but employers face headwind from NYC
(Chris Bragg, Crain's)

Capital Tonight Interview with Ken Pokalsky and Robert Cline (Time Warner Cable)

Albany Pro: A.G. questions Empire, Cuomo’s morning (Jimmy Vielkind, Capital New York)

State Senate calls for regulation reform; Report says rules put state at disadvantage (Kyle Hughes, Troy Record)

More kerfuffle over Cuomo's tax cuts (Thornton McEnery, Crain's)

State Senate report calls for scrapping over 2,000 rules (Kyle Huges, Troy Record)

Proposed tax reforms likely to spur debate (Richard Moody, Legislative Gazette)

Mayor vs. Governor (Andrew J. Hawkins, Crain's)

State Of The State Improving For Business (Todd J. Tranum, The Post-Journal)

Cuomo proposals praised by GOP, business (Wall Street Journal)

Relief on the horizon in this high-tax state (Haley Viccaro, Albany Business Review)

Eco-investors invited to make withdrawal from the Green Bank (Real Estate Weekly)

Can Cuomo's plan change New York's high-tax reputation? (Rick Moriarty, Post Standard)

Business Council of New York wants Gov. to focus labor, education and tax reforms (North Country NOW)

Tax cuts, construction dominate Cuomo's speech (Andrew J. Hawkins, Crains insider)

Allies: Change cleanup program Brownfield incentives exploited by luxury projects downstate (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Cuomo proposes tax cut plan (Karen DeWitt, New York NOW)

Business Council’s Briccetti Reacts to Cuomo Tax Plan (State of Politics Blog)

Heather Briccetti on Cuomo's Tax Proposal (Time Warner Cable News)

NY Gov. Cuomo approves plan for $2B in tax cuts (Haley Viccaro, Albany Business Journal)