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May 20, 2015
Latest DFS settlement funds should be directed to the immediate phaseout of the 18-a utility tax

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is calling on the Governor and the Legislature to direct a portion of the now more than $1.5 billion in unbudgeted financial settlement funds toward the immediate elimination of the remaining Section 18-a utility tax. Today, the state’s Department of Financial Services announced an additional $485 million in financial settlement money will be paid to New York, in addition to other settlement funds announced since the adoption of the FY 2016 state budget.

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May 19, 2015
Announce launch of new interactive website featuring total and regional savings under the tax cap.

Today, a diverse group of employer organizations, representing general business, small business and agribusiness, joined by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and members of his conference, called for making New York’s real property tax cap permanent.

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Fix New York: The 2015 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

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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