Government Affairs Council Update

Staff Contact: Ken Pokalsky
January 16, 2018


Earlier today Governor Cuomo unveiled is FY 2019 Budget proposal. A copy of the Governor’s press release is available here. Additionally, the state Division of Budget posted the briefing book and other materials on its site, with additional links below.

The Business Council will analyze the proposals and bill language over the next few days and report on relevant items.


GAC Meeting and 2018 Legislative Reception
Please note that we have changed the location for our January 22 Government Affairs Committee meeting and our 2018 Legislators’ Reception. We will hold all of the events at the Albany Capital Center, at 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207.
Robert Mujica, Director of the NYS Division of Budget will be our guest speaker for the GAC meeting, which will run 11 am to 12:30 pm. All Business Council members are welcome to attend. We ask that participants pre-register here. The agenda is available here. Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky
Also, please join us for our 2018 Legislators’ Reception, Monday evening, January 22, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 pm. This is the premier networking event for our members and we always have a large and diverse crowd of Board Members, general members, legislators and staff, and administration officials. We ask all attendees to preregister here, and check here for sponsorship opportunities. For information on the reception and/or accommodations, please contact Maribeth Riley at 518.465.7511 x 232.
HR Webinar Series - The next Business Council HR webinar will address “Unlawful Workplace Harassment Training,” to be held 11 am to 12 noon on January 25, 2018. Click here to register, and to see the full 2018 calender of HR webinars. Staff contact: Frank Kerbein