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Government Affairs Council Update
January 13, 2017

Staff Contact: Ken Pokalsky

Governor Cuomo's 2017 State of the State

Attached is The Business Council’s summary of key business issues raised in Governor Cuomo’s state of the state presentations. Many of these will be addressed in implementation legislation to be included in the Executive Budget, due out by January 17th. (Note that the Governor has already issued Executive Order #161 which prohibits state entities from evaluating job applicants based on prior wage history, and Executive Order #162 that will impose significantly broadened demographic and wage reporting requirements on state contractors and subcontractors.)

Please feel free to contact me or other Business Council advocacy staff with any questions or comments. We look forward to working with you on business priorities as the 2017 session unfolds.

Kenneth J. Pokalsky
Vice President
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
518.465.7511 x 205