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21
Jun
2019
Statement from President / CEO Heather Briccetti regarding her appointment to the New York State Thruway Authority Board    “I am thankful for this opportunity to serve on the Thruway Authority. I can’t wait to join my colleagues and get started on the new and exciting initiatives ahead of us
19
Jun
2019
“The passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), puts New York in uncharted territory. The course the State takes will have a profound impact on families, communities, businesses, the State and possibly the world. Importantly, the CLCPA includes a commitment that New York’s climate policies will not cause leakage by addressing affordability and listening to the impacted business community,” said Darren Suarez, Senior Director of Government Affairs
11
Jun
2019
  Business groups call for a halt to the Climate and Community Protection Act   Proposed Legislation Has Limited Impact on Emissions Reduction, Significant Impact on Local Jobs https://www.bcnys.org/sites/default/files/2019-06/CCPA%20Chamber%20Logo%20Letter_0.pdf Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc, along with various state-wide business organizations, today, sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to reconsider proposed climate change legislation
10
Jun
2019
Testimony to Albany County Legislature On proposed Local Law No. "C" for 2018 TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO PAID SICK TIME TO QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES WITHIN ALBANY COUNTY  Presented by Dr. Johnny Evers, Ph.D. Director, Government Affairs Monday, June 10, 2019 The Business Council is the state’s largest statewide employer advocacy organization, representing nearly 2,300 private sector employers – large and small, in all sectors, across the entire state
06
Jun
2019
TO:    Members, New York State Legislature FROM:    Ken Pokalsky SUBJECT:    Prevailing Wage Legislation DATE:    6/4/19 Earlier this week, a New York City-based business organization suggested that legislation to extend the state’s public works “prevailing wage” mandate to private economic development projects should focus on upstate New York
06
Jun
2019
Contact: Patrick Bailey (518.465.7511)  For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019 The Business Council of New York State Urges Lawmakers to Rethink Expanding Prevailing Wage   Proposed Legislation Would Increase Private Sector Economic Development Projects by Up to 25%  Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State, today, sent a memo to legislators countering recent arguments for expanding the public works prevailing wage mandate in New York State
04
Jun
2019
Testimony to Senate Standing Committees on Consumer Protection & Internet and Technology  June 4, 2019 Chairman Thomas, Chairwoman Savino, Senators. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. My name is Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc
29
May
2019
“We are supporting this bill because it sends a signal to Washington that comprehensive immigration reform is a necessary business issue, and because it’s the right and decent thing to do,” said Heather C. Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State.  “It is an opportunity to support billions in annual economic activity, and state and local tax collections, driven by hardworking undocumented families around the state
28
May
2019
Testimony to Senate Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Health   The New York Health Act A.5248/S.3577  Presented by Heather Briccetti Esq. President/CEO May 28, 2019 My name is Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of the Business Council of New York State. On behalf of The Business Council and our more than 2,300 members – businesses large and small all across the state – I wish to submit these comments into the record as part of this committee’s hearing on a resolution in support of the New York Health Act
17
May
2019
Testimony to The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation RE: Climate Change and Workforce Presented by Name: Darren Suarez Title: Senior Director Of Government Affairs May 17, 2019 Good afternoon, let me start by thanking the members of this Committee for including the Business Council in this hearing