News

23
Jan
2023
  Chelsea Lemon Joins The Business Council’s Government Affairs Team   ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Monday Chelsea Lemon, former Legislative Director to New York State Senator Jim Gaughran, has joined The Business Council of New York State as Director of Government Affairs
19
Jan
2023
The Business Council submitted testimony on January 18 to the Senate Finance, Energy and Telecommunications, and Environmental Conservation Committees seeking input on legislative and budgetary actions necessary to implement the Climate Action Council’s Final Scoping Plan and meet the statutory objectives of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
17
Jan
2023
  The Business Council on Tuesday showed support for the Automatic Sealing of Certain Convictions legislation, commonly known as the Clean Slate Act. The Business Council’s Executive Vice President, Paul Zuber, spoke at a rally at the New York State Capitol, calling for the legislation to be passed
11
Jan
2023
The Business Council Calls for Fair Hearing for Judge Hector D. LaSalle ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State delivered a letter to members of the New York State Senate on Tuesday, asking for a fair and thoughtful hearing for New York Court of Appeals Chief Justice nominee Hector D. LaSalle
15
Dec
2022
The Business Council of New York State received the "2022 Excellence in Public Policy" award from the National Association of State Chambers (NASC). The award was presented at NASC's Annual Conference earlier this year in Las Vegas. Four Business Council staff members were on hand to receive the award, including President & CEO Heather Briccetti Mulligan, Executive Vice President Paul Zuber, Director of Communications Patrick Bailey and Director of Conference Development, Maribeth Riley
05
Dec
2022
  Statement on SUNY’s Appointment of John King “John King is an exceptional choice to lead SUNY as its next Chancellor. Mr. King’s accomplished career in education and familiarity with New York State make him the perfect fit to lead the successful SUNY system into the future. With workforce development continuing to be a major focus for many of our members, The Business Council looks forward to a successful working relationship with the next Chancellor
30
Nov
2022
  Statement in Response to Election of Hakeem Jeffries as House Leader   “The Business Council applauds the historic election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as House Leader of the Democratic conference in Congress,” said Heather Briccetti Mulligan, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State
22
Nov
2022
  "The Business Council does not believe the legislature should seek to categorically limit the growth and expansion of any business or sector in New York. We plan to further engage and help educate them regarding this industry and the benefits it provides to the local, regional, and state economy
16
Nov
2022
  Crystal Griffith Joins The Business Council’s Government Affairs Team   ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Wednesday, Crystal Griffith, has joined The Business Council of New York State as the Director of Workforce Development. Ms. Griffith has an extensive and diverse background in both education and work experience related to her role in Workforce Development
15
Nov
2022
  “The Business Council does not support mandated minimum wage increases at this time as they generally do not help the people they are intended to help. Small businesses, in particular, are already saddled with high unemployment taxes and other state-imposed mandates that, when faced with higher wage mandates on top of it all, force them to make tough decisions that often time result in staff reductions