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2017 Business Council in the News

Ken Pokalsky interview: (Timothy Williams, The Capitol Pressroom). The Business Council is concerned about the impacts that the elimination of SALT deductions

Biggest barrier to an Albany Amazon HQ? Culture, panelists say ( Madison Iszler, Times Union)

What has hike in minimum wage done for businesses and the poor? (John Cropley, The Daily Gazette)

Business Council statement on House tax reform action (Zack Hutchins, Business Council)

Pre-House tax reform vote React-O-Mat™ (Matthew Hamilton, Times Union)

House tax bill: Five impacts in NY (Joseph Spector, lohud.)

New Yorkers React To House Tax Approval (Karen Dewitt, WAMC)

Business Council statement on Senate Tax reform plan (Zack Hutchins, Business Council)

Business Council rings the alarm again on SALT (Rick Karlin, Times Union)

Biz Council Gives Thumbs Down To Senate Tax Plan (Nick Reisman, State of Politics)

‘On-Call’ Proposal Not Popular Locally (Katrina Fuller, The Post-Journal)

Seward: Strategy to boost our rural economy (Senator Jim Seward, Auburn Citizen)

Editorial: Scheduling regulations go too far (Editorial Board, The Daily Gazette)

Cuomo announces new state guidelines for call-in pay, scheduling (Brian Molongoski, Watertown Daily Times)

Cuomo backs work schedule changes (Mary Esch, Associated Press)

Business Council supports tax reform, but not eliminating deduction (Liz Young, Albany Business Review)

Cuomo to announce new regulations on work schedules for hourly employees (Glen Blain, NY Daily News)

New York Pay-Disclosure Order Faces Pushback From Business (Mike Vilensky, The Wall Street Journal)

How new tax plan will affect NYers (Joseph Spector, Gannett)

Planting the Seeds for Tax Reform in New York (David Lombardo, Podcast)

More state protection sought for biometric, electronic data

NY AG Proposes Stricter Data Security Laws Citing Equifax Breach (Josefa Velasquez, New York Law Journal)

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Affordable Energy NY: Coalition issues statement on constitution pipeline co. V. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (New Yorkers for Affordable Energy)

Refusal to OK natural gas infrastructure hurts economy (Heather Briccetti, Times Union)

Cuomo’s Natural Gas Blockade (Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal) (subscription)

Business Council urges the state to stop blocking natural gas projects (Capital Tonight)

Putting legislation in budget has changed lobbying timetable, landscape (Rick Karlin, Times Union)

N.Y. business group faults state for inaction on natgas infrastructure (KallanishEnergy) (subscription)

NY business council faults state for inaction on natural gas infrastructure (Jeff Platsky, Press and Sun Bulletin)

Inside New York's new Paid Family Leave policy (Tim Fenster, Niagara Gazette)

Group Cheered By Lower Opt-Out Rates (State of Politics)

One way to help save the subways: Repeal the Scaffold Law (Mike Elmendorf, New York Post)

Trump to upstate New Yorkers: Move! (Jerry Zremski, Buffalo News)

No Such Thing as Free Paid-Family Leave (Poozer Politics)

Escape From ‘Upper New York’? It’s A Mixed Bag Economy (Nick Reisman, State of Politics)

DTA unveils bike-share program in four cities (Mark Robarge, Troy Record)

Business groups pressing Cuomo to drop gender pay order (Michael DeMasi, Albany Business Review)

NYS Energy Policy: Nukes yes, pipelines no (Rick Karlin, Times Union)

Heather Briccetti: Clean, efficient, cheap—and out of reach (Heather Briccetti, Crain's)

Capitol Charged as Energy Policy Dominates Discussion (Nick Reisman, Spectrum News)

Business Council raises concerns with procurement bill (State of Politics)

Fewer Students Choosing to "Opt Out" (Capital Tonight).

Businesses won big in Albany budget deal—for the most part (Rosa Goldensohn, Crain's)

State must reject plan for pharmaceuticals (Heather C. Briccetti/Mark Mahoney, The Daily Gazette)

CAPITOL PRESSROOM March 7, 2017: Workers’ comp. reform (Alyssa Plock, Capitol Pressroom)

Business Leaders Call for Workers' Comp Update (Capital Tonight)

Area job market strong, but far less than perfect (John Cropley, The Daily Gazette)

New York moving despite federal pushback on worker retirement plans (Brian Nearing, Times Union)

Tax-The-Rich Arguments Return (Nick Reisman, State of Polictics)

Legislature–v-Governor: Albany, Cuomo at odds over 2018 state budget (Kathy Kahm, Rockland County Times)

Siena Poll Reveals Optimism Among Business Leaders (Capital Tonight)

Release: CEO Confidence Up; Cap Region Hits 10-Year High, Buffalo, Syracuse Rise Sharply, Rochester Unchanged

Survey shows more optimism by upstate CEOs (WXXI News)

SEWARD: Upstate ridesharing good for economy, environment, public safety (Sen. James Seward, Times Telegram)

Why these Albany area business leaders are cautiously optimistic about 2017 (Shannon Sweeney, Albany Business Review)

Internet Companies Urge New York to Nix Digital Sales Tax Plan (Gerald B. Silverman, Bloomberg BNA)

Trump's election leads to surge of confidence in WNY business leaders, according to Siena survey (Buffalo Business First)
Political Watch: CEO confidence up across upstate NY (Olean Times Herald)

Heather Briccetti to be honored by City and State (City & State)
Times Union highlights P-TECH success (Bethany Bump, Times Union)

More than 250 attend event on region's economic outlook ( Kerry Feltner, Rochester Business Journal)

Survey: Capital Region CEOs most confident since Great Recession (Saratogian)

Poll: Upstate CEOs bearish on business climate in 2017 (Matthew Hamilton, Times Union)

Poll: Business leaders' confidence in WNY is growing (Buffalo Breeze)

Survey: Upstate CEOs more optimistic in 2017 (Lindsey Riback, Democrate & Chronicle)

High-Earner Tax Rate Hike on Table in New York, (Gerald B. Silverman, Bloomberg BNA)

How Heather Briccetti is looking to help 2,400 businesses in 2017 (Video) (Chelsea Diana, Albany Business Review)

Budget Reactions, ethics reforms, Bruce Gyory (Alyssa Plock, Capitol Pressroom)

Business Council Releases 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda (Capital Tonight)