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May
2021
The Business Council’s Response to the Adoption of the HERO Act ALBANY - We appreciate efforts by the administration and some lawmakers to make the so-called HERO act more workable for employers, especially small employers. However, we still see this legislation as going well beyond what is necessary to assure that workplaces are safe for employees and customers during public health crises
04
May
2021
Direct Impact Study Shows At Least $800 Million Cost to Proposed Extended Producer Responsibility Act     ALBANY – Canadian based York University recently conducted a study on the impact of the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility Act (EPR) and concluded the bill would result in $800 million in direct costs for the industry, with the potential of an additional $2 to $3 billion impact on the New York State economy
13
Apr
2021
  Testimony to Joint Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation and  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications  To discuss and receive input from stakeholders on the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA).   Presented by Ken Pokalsky Vice President April 13, 2021   My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
07
Apr
2021
“The final budget agreement contains a significant increase in the cost of state government, and – given a substantial influx of federal funding -- an unnecessary multi-billion-dollar tax increase, including an increase in business taxes. By all accounts, the additional spending and additional tax hikes were driven by legislative demands, going well beyond the Executive Budget’s proposals
11
Mar
2021
The Business Council submitted a message to all New York State Lawmakers regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. We are urging the legislature to carefully balance the state’s social and economic development needs while recognizing raising taxes, while the economy remains fragile and the need for additional state resources has already been met, would be a mistake that will further harm New York

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May 17, 2021

Meet the New York City Comptroller Candidate: Kevin Parker

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May 18, 2021

Health Policy After COVID-19 - The Growing Threat of Single-Payer Healthcare in New York

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May 19, 2021

Combatting Unemployment Insurance Fraud in NYS

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May 19, 2021

Meet the New York City Mayoral Candidate: Maya Wiley

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May 20, 2021

Annual Harassment Training - Train the Trainer

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May 24, 2021

Government Affairs Council Meeting

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S.2628 (Sanders) / A.430 (Rosenthal)
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Right to Repair
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Ken Pokalsky
Tax Treatment of Wireless Telecommunications Property
S.5389 (Parker) / A.712 (Rosenthal)
Ken Pokalsky
Prohibits the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Retail Pet Shops
S.1130 (Gianaris) / A.4283 (Rosenthal L)
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