News

13
May
2020
Testimony to Senate Committees on Economic Development, Finance, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance Committees Assembly Committees on Small Business, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Banks and Insurance   Federal Response to the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Business     in New York State   Presented by Heather C
12
May
2020
Proposed Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws May Cost New York Billions in Federal Aid 46 Groups Join The Business Council in Opposition of Altering State Law Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc. has renewed its opposition to proposed legislation that amends New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Laws to create an occupational disease presumption for nearly all employees who have contracted COVID-19
16
Apr
2020
“The results of this poll showed what many expected; businesses are hurting, especially smaller businesses and those in sectors whose operations have been most impacted by the reasonable state-imposed restrictions. Perhaps the most encouraging result showed employers expect their own companies and their industry sectors to recovery by early 2021,” said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State
16
Apr
2020
“New York State businesses, particularly small businesses, need every lifeline they can get right now and to have the federal government relief dry up so soon is not encouraging. We hope Congress acts with urgency to provide critical additional resources necessary to ensure businesses stay afloat during this crisis
08
Apr
2020
“Assemblyman Brodsky was a thoughtful and engaging public servant who served with intelligence and passion. Even in disagreement, Richard Brodsky was always eloquent and respectful when debating issues of concern. This is a sad day not just for his family but the State of New York.” -Heather Briccetti President & CEO The Business Council of New York State Inc
06
Mar
2020
    The Corning Award recipient photo of Muriel Siebert hangs in the offices of The Business Council of New York State Inc. Muriel Siebert is often described as a pioneer for women in the financial world.  One of the most notable achievements of her career was becoming the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange
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. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today
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