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06
Jun
2024
Statement on the Proposal to Increase the MTA's Mobility Payroll Tax “The Business Council of New York State, on behalf of its membership, opposes any increases to the MTA’s Mobility Payroll Tax (MPT) and the surcharges on the utility, corporate franchise, and insurance corporation taxes as combined, through the MPT, businesses already pay more than $5 billion annually in taxes dedicated to supporting the MTA
04
Jun
2024
The Business Council & Business Organizations Continue to Oppose EPR Bill Despite Additional Amendments  Business Groups Continue to Seek More Workable Solutions to “Expanded Producer Responsibility” (EPR) Bill ALBANY—The Business Council of New York State Inc., reflecting concerns of our broad membership and more than 100 individual businesses and business groups in an informal EPR coalition, is restating our opposition to S
30
May
2024
The Business Council of New York State Announces Winner of Inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Finals Top Three Finishers Head to National Event in Washington, D.C. ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State is proud to announce Brody Steward of Victor representing the Greater Rochester Chamber as the winner of the inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Competition
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May
2024
  20 Groups Sign Letter Opposing the HEAT Act Legislation  ALBANY—On Wednesday, 20 business groups sent a letter to the New York State legislature opposing the “Home Energy Affordability Transition,” or HEAT Act (S.2016-A (Krueger)/A.4592-A (Fahy)). The groups, which span the entire State of New York, support efforts to respond to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; however, all believe the state must focus on workable and affordable methods to achieve its goals
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May
2024
  The Business Council of New York State to Host First Ever National Civics Bee New York State Finals Students from Delaware County, Orange County, Rochester, & Staten Island to Compete for Trip to National Finals ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural National Civics Bee New York State Competition, an exciting event designed to foster civic engagement among students across the state

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June 20, 2024

End of Session Update

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June 24-25, 2024

2024 Renewable Energy Conference

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July 16, 2024

16th Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic

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September 18-20, 2024

2024 Annual Meeting

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September 26, 2024

New Member Orientation Webinar

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December 19, 2024

New Member Orientation Webinar

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RECENT MEMOS

Amendments to the False Claims Act
S.9813 (Krueger)/A.10514 (Rules/Weinstein) at the Request of the Attorney General
Ken Pokalsky
Relates to increasing short-term disability benefits
S.9840 (Ramos)/A.10561 Rules (Solages)
Frank Kerbein
Fashion Environmental Accountability Act
S.4746-B (Hoylman-Sigal)/A.4333-C (Kelles)
Ken Pokalsky
“Packaging reduction organization” and packaging mandates and restrictions
S.4246-D (Harckham)/A.5322-D (Glick)
Ken Pokalsky

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