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December 1, 2016

The Business Council, New York’s largest statewide employer association, respectfully submits these comments on the Department’s proposed rulemaking governing the minimum wage.

While our objections to the state’s new minimum wage structure and the adverse impact it will have on job growth are well documented, we would like to take this opportunity to express our dismay at the other “proportional increases” addressed in this proposed rule.

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November 22, 2016

“The Business Council commends the Schuyler County Council of Governments for unanimously passing a resolution that supports Crestwood’s proposed propane storage facility in Reading. Crestwood’s plan will not only create local jobs and boost community tax revenue; the new facility will serve as a strategic propane reserve providing reliable and affordable heating fuel for New York homes and businesses.”

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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 consists of roughly 2,400 leading businesses, chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations from Long Island to Buffalo. 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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