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June 17, 2016

The state maintained fiscal discipline in this year’s budget while addressing pressing upstate and downstate infrastructure needs. But after making steady progress over the past five years in improving the state’s business climate, the 2016 session took a hard turn to the left, resulting in dramatic new costs and mandates on private sector employers.

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June 6, 2016

Release highlights key legislative action items that would improve New York’s business and regulatory climate.

As the Senate and Assembly approach the final weeks of the 2016 legislative session, The Business Council reminds lawmakers that there remains ample time to pass bills that improve the state’s business climate.

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The Business Council of New York State is the primary advocacy group for business in New York.

"Our members, New York's business leaders, are the heart of The Business Council. They continue to lead the way on public advocacy for business, just as our founding members did a century ago," said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council.

The Business Council originated on March 27, 1914 in Buffalo, N.Y. when a group of western New York manufacturers convened to draft a constitution for an association which would advocate and create a voice for business. Today, The Business Council's membership comprises more than 2,300 leading businesses from Long Island to Buffalo, representing large and small business interests. The Business Council carries on the mission of the founding organizations to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.

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