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March 23, 2018

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today issued a memo in opposition to S.5778-A (Alcantara) / A.7601-A (Abbate), which would amend the civil service law to make it more difficult for a public employee to invoke their First Amendment Freedom of Speech by opting out of paying membership dues to a public employee union, including when that union uses its dues for advocacy contrary to the belief of the public employee.

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March 22, 2018

As the Legislature and the Governor work to finalize the state budget by April 1, and debate proposals including higher taxes on business, increased wage costs for economic development projects, and new regulatory mandates on employers and state contractors, they should consider today’s sobering jobs report.

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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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