2015 Business Council in the News

DEC takes next step on New York state fracking ban (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Cuomo convenes wage board, riles business groups (Colleen Wilson, Westfair Communications)

After nearly 7 years, NY releases final fracking review (Jon Campbell, Democrat & Chronicle)

NYS is One Step Closer to Saying "No" to Fracking with DEC Report (Scott Willis & Elana Sukert, WAER)

State releases final fracking statement (Capital New York)

DEC Releases Final Hydrofracking Review (Nick Reisman, Time Warner Cable News)

Business Council Considers Wage Board Challenge (Capital Tonight)

Uber fans rally Sillicon Valley and Alley against de Blasio (Andrew J. Hawkins, Crain's New York)

Pro-Common Core group takes issue with blog post — and the author responds (Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post)

N.Y. governor bypasses legislature to boost wages – just like Obama?

ICYMI: Cuomo calls for wage board on fast-food salaries (Matthew Hamilton, Capitol Confidential)

Capital Playbook: Skelos losing support; Sumner Redstone’s health (Capital New York)

Cuomo Moves to Raise Wages for New York Fast-Food Workers (Patrick McGeehan, New York Times)

With all eyes on Senate, Assembly passes bill to increase minimum wage (Matthew Hamilton, Captiol Confidential)

Even Amid Albany Dysfunction, Advocates Forge Path to Paid Family Leave (Samar Khurshid and Ben Max, Gotham Gazette)

Election reform must be broader (Heather Briccetti special to the Times Union)

For some users, cheap electricity in high-priced New York (Bill Sanderson, Capital New York)

Renewable power grows; so does cost (Craig Wolf, Poughkeepsie Journal)

State to make fracking ban official, not permanent (Capital New York)

Professors and local administrators talk advancements in technology, learning methods (Jeffrey Bagg, BU Student Press)

Company news: Eric Mower receives lifetime achievement award (Syracuse Post Standard)

Lawyers scrutinize NY's next fracking move (Jon Campbell, Poughkeepsie Journal)

Assembly takes up pay equality bills (Matthew Hamilton, Times Union)

NY lawmakers strengthen state equal pay law for women (Michael Virtanen, AP - Syracuse Post Standard)

In Cuba, Cuomo plays the long game (Jimmy Vielkind, Capital New York)

Cuomo in Cuba: 'Isolation has not worked' (Alan Gomez, Democrat & Chronicle)

Pro-Common Core group: New York not getting its money's worth in education (Denise Jewell Gee, The Buffalo News)

N.Y. math exams to start as test-refusal effort continues (Jon Campbell, Journal News)

Effort to amend New York drug-access law raises concerns (Katelyn Kivel, American Pharmacy News)

State Senator Pushing Bill to Regulate Unpredictable Work Schedules (Ross Barkan, New York Observer)

Op-Ed: View tests as checkup on education (Heather Briccetti and Steve Sigmund)

Assembly passes toxic children’s product bill (Matthew Hamilton, Capital Confidential)

Campaign donor loophole for New York LLCs survives (Reece Alvarez, Westchester Business Journal)

NYSUT: Teacher evaluation delay a “responsible step” (Politics on the Hudson)

Facing tight deadline, summer break, deal near to delay teacher evaluations (Rick Karlin, Times Union)

Lawmakers, union back delay in teacher evaluations (Joseph Spector, The Journal News)

Paid family leave poised for big debate (Todd Clausen, Democrat & Chronicle)

Elections Board Deadlocks On LLC Reclassification (State of Politics)

Biz Council To BoE: Don’t Touch LLC Classification (State of Politics)

Business council: We like the current definition of LLCs, thanks (Casey Seiler, Capital Confidential)

Amid growing protest, pro-Common Core group urges ‘opt in’ (Capital NY)

Laborers, business groups support controversial natural gas pipeline (Albany Business Review)

NY lawmakers mull warning labels on sugary beverages (Associated Press)

Labor, business groups backing pipeline project (Capital NY)

State tests start Tuesday as opt-out debate grows (Gannett)

Business Council Shares Pros, Cons Of Cuomo's Budget Proposal (Jamestown Post Journal)

Did NY's last minimum wage hike prompt cuts in low-wage jobs? (Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com)

Readers split on minimum wage hike (Rochester Business Journal)

Business group steps away from women's equality (Andrew J. Hawkins, Crain's New York)

New York State Association of Counties backs bill to legalize mixed martial artsNew York State Association of Counties backs bill to legalize mixed martial arts (Robert Harding, Auburn Citizen)

Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support (The Chronicle)

Taxing Health Insurance Premiums (Capital Tonight)

Business Leaders Praise Cuomo's Minimum Wage Increase (WAMC)

Taxing Health Insurance Premiums (Time Warner)

Once opposed, biz group steps away from women's equality package (Andrew J. Hawkins, Crain's)

Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support (WKTV)

Advocates Press Cuomo to Support Paid Family Leave Legislation (Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times)

Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter (WCNY)
Heather Briccetti of The Business Council discusses energy taxes. Please note, the interview begins at about 37 minutes into audio podcast.

New York Lawmakers Consider $125 Million Paid Family Leave Budget Resolution (Gerely Terzo, Business and Employment News)

Lorenzo Fertitta: UFC Will Hold 4 Events Per Year in New York if MMA Legalized (Tristen Critchfield, Sherdog)

New York business groups: We oppose push to raise state's minimum wage (Robert Harding, Auburn Citizen)

Tourism Action Day Aims to Strengthen State's Tourism Industry (Jon Dougherty, TWC News)

Sigmund To Head Up High Achievement New York (Michael Gareth Johnson, City & State)

State business leaders call for fewer taxes (Kyle Hughes, The Saratogian)

State business, energy groups call for lower taxes and surcharges (Capital New York)

The hidden health tax that brought down a speaker (Laura Nahmias, Capital New York)

Small firms seek action (Brandon Maxwell Phillips, Albany Times Union)

Another Voice: Cuomo's proposed health insurance tax is unneeded and unwise (Heather Briccetti, The Buffalo News)

Business Council official says while New York is on upward trend, upstate still lagging (Justin Sondel, Niagara Gazette)

Business Council again comes out against minimum wage hike (Capital New York)

Tipped workers could see pay raise at end of 2015 (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Restaurant and hospitality managers concerned about proposed increase for tipped workers (Megan Rogers, Albany Business Review)

NYS sets record for recovery of illegally withheld worker wages (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Business Council Targeting SLUs and Employee Choice for 2015 Session (Workcompcentral.com)

Event looks at economic outlook for the region (Kerry Feltner, Rochester Business Journal)

Minimum Wage Debate (WHCU, Ithaca)

New York State Lifts Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Ban (Time Warner Cable)

New York Lifts Moratorium, Will Require Permits to Store Liquefied Natural Gas (Bloomberg BNA)

Political Watch: Upstate CEOs express positive outlook (Olean Times Herald)

Business Council president and CEO discusses state spending and minimum wage in radio interview (Alyssa Plock, WCNY)

Despite State’s Help, Growth
Local business leaders say they lack confidence in government officials' economic stewardship (Larry Rulison, Albany Times Union)

Upstate CEOs oppose Obamacare for different reasons (Claire Hughes, Times Union)

Survey: Upstate New York business leaders feeling optimistic (Kevin Tampone, Syracuse Post Standard)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wants to Raise Minimum Wage (Rebecca Davis O'Brien and Joe Jackson, Wall Street Journal)

Cuomo’s minimum wage increase proposal React-O-Mat™ (Matthew Hamilton, Capitol Confidential)

State Business Council offers recommendations (Rochester Business Journal)

Business Council Calls on Cuomo for Workers' Compensation Reforms (WorkCompCentral)

Confidence among area business leaders surges (Kerry Feltner, Rochester Business Journal)

Finding customers is No. 1 challenge for NY companies, survey finds (James T. Madore, Newsday)

Another View: Governor signs business tax relief bill (John McDonald III, Troy Record)

Single-payer health care system is an old and tired idea (Lev Ginsburg, Times Union)

Investing in STEM future (Eric Anderson, Times Union)

Constitution Pipeline good for New York residents, businesses (Heather Briccetti, Daily Gazzette)

Editorial: Lobbying, inflation squeeze the tax cap (Times Herald-Record)

Heather Briccetti, CEO of The Business Council, on 2015 political agenda (David Robinson, Albany Business Review)

NY panel mulling boost to $7 minimum wage for tipped workers (Glen Blain, NY Daily News)

County Unemployment Higher Than State Average (Jamestown Post Journal

Quotable Cuomo: Sound bites from local visits (Maury Thompson, Glens Falls Post-Star)

NY Sets Business Resolutions (Post-Journal)

New Year's surprise: New York eliminates a regulation on business (Michael DeMasi, Albany Business Review)

2014 Archives