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18
Oct
2018
Albany, N.Y. - The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2018 Legislative endorsements: Business Council PAC Senate endorsements:   Joseph A. Griffo (R, 47th) - incumbent James L. Seward (R, 51st) – incumbent Daphne Jordan (R, 43rd)     Business Council PAC Assembly endorsement:   Michael J
04
Oct
2018
Albany, N.Y. - The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2018 Legislative endorsements. Endorsements are based on legislators’ voting records, and their engagement with The Business Council on our advocacy agenda. Both incumbents and challengers are asked to proactively seek our endorsement and complete candidate questionnaires in order to be considered for endorsement
20
Sep
2018
Lawmaker grades up across the board. Republican conferences in both houses outperformed their Democratic counterparts. ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today issued its legislative scorecard for the combined 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. The Council has issued post-session assessments covering each two-year state legislative session since 2009
12
Sep
2018
Honorees named for Corning Award, Member of the Year and Chamber of the Year ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards. The Annual Meeting is the Council’s signature event, held each year at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY
11
Sep
2018
Staff Contact: Frank Kerbein     Michael Paglialonga NYS Department of Labor State Office Campus Building 12, Room 509 Albany, NY 12240 Model Documents-Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace On the behalf of The Business Council of New York State, the largest state-wide association of employers, representing over 2,300 businesses, we are writing to express our concerns and share recommendations regarding draft documents developed by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights in response to Section 201-g of the Labor Law
14
Aug
2018
Major party candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller confirmed   ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced this year’s Annual Meeting (September 23-25 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing) will feature appearances by most of the major party candidates for statewide elected office
08
Aug
2018
Study finds energy divestment would severely hinder public pension growth and have a profoundly negative impact on retirees’ fiscal health ALBANY, N.Y.—”The Compass Lexecon study affirms that if some New York politicians are successful in their politically-motivated push for fossil fuel divestment, they will be doing so on the back of our state’s vulnerable retirees,” said Heather C
02
Aug
2018
Expansion of Paid Family Leave to include bereavement leave is poorly drafted and will add undue burden and hardship on state employers ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today joined with more than a dozen other employer groups in calling for a veto of the recently passed expansion of the Paid Family Leave (PFL) law to include bereavement leave
01
Aug
2018
Report finds taxes would skyrocket while also increasing costs for low-income New Yorkers ALBANY, N.Y.— “The RAND report confirms what we have been saying for years, a single payer system would result in the largest tax increase in New York history and cripple an industry that employs tens of thousands across the state,” said Heather C
30
Jul
2018
Inaugural forum focusing on enhancing the talent pipeline will be held in Amherst, NY, featuring a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust, Dr. John B. King, Jr. AMHERST, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced details of the 2018 Business and Education Forum, an inaugural event designed to bring educators and business under one roof to discuss ways to bridge the talent gap and ensure New York businesses have access to the workforce they need