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13
Feb
2020
Testimony to Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee: FY 2021 Executive Budget: Economic Development, Taxation and Other Business Issues My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. We are New York’s largest statewide employer association, representing 2,200 private sector employers across New York, in all major business sectors
25
Nov
2019
Testimony to New York Senate & Assembly Joint Health Committee Hearing  RE: The New York Health Act  Submitted by Lev Ginsburg, Esq. Senior Director of Government Affairs November 25, 2019 On behalf of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. and our more than 2,300 members – businesses large and small across the state – I wish to submit these comments into the record as part of this joint committee’s hearing on the New York Health Act
22
Nov
2019
Testimony to The Senate Standing Committees on Consumer Protection & Internet and Technology RE: Data Privacy  Presented by     Johnny Evers, PhD     Senior Director of Government Affairs November 22, 2019 Chairman Thomas, Chairwoman Savino, Senators
08
Nov
2019
Another View: The Buffalo Nerws New York’s PBM Legislation Needs to be Brought Back to Basics   By: Heather Briccetti, President/CEO, The Business Council of New York State   For almost a decade as head of the Business Council of New York State, I’ve witnessed many instances in which reasonable state or regulatory proposals are manipulated and modified far beyond the intent of the original idea
06
Nov
2019
Report: New York’s Valuable Manufacturing Sector Continues to See Slow Growth and Sluggish Return to Pre-Recession Levels ALBANY, NY – A new report by the Public Policy Institute, an educational and research organization affiliated with The Business Council of New York State, outlines the continuing importance of manufacturing to the state, and to the state’s regional economies, even as New York’s manufacturing sector continues to lag behind a strong national recovery in production jobs
30
Oct
2019
Testimony to Albany County Executive’s Public Hearing on Item Pricing Waivers Local Law C Presented by Name: John T. Evers, PhD Title: Director of Government Affairs October 30, 2019 Expanding the waiver system in Albany County The history of local item pricing legislation in this county stretches back to 1992
16
Oct
2019
Testimony to New York State Senate Standing Committee on Internet and Technology Examination of the Gig Economy Presented by Name: Ken Pokalsky Title: Vice President  Name: Frank Kerbein Title: Director, Center For Human Resources October 16, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today
11
Oct
2019
Statement from Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council of New York State  Today, the Rockefeller Institute of Government released a study that shows a major decline in the population of New York’s Upstate Rural communities.  While we are deeply troubled by this reality, it is important that additional voices are confirming what we have been saying for over a decade
10
Oct
2019
Testimony to New York State Senate & Assembly Joint Committee Hearing The New York Health Act Presented by Name: Lev Ginsburg, Esq. Title: Senior Director of Government Affairs October 10, 2019 On behalf of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. 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 joint committee’s hearing on the New York Health Act
02
Oct
2019
The Business Council of New York State Joins Congressman Brindisi, US Chamber, and New York Farm Bureau Calling for approval of the USMCA   Utica, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., on Wednesday, joined Congressman Brindisi, the US Chamber and the New York Farm Bureau to call on the passage of the USMCA trade agreement