Business Council in the News 2019

Newsday - Nassau County Legislature votes to ban Styrofoam packaging 

WETM - NY lawmakers considering single-payer health plan

The Post Journal - Council Questions Bill To Ban Chemicals

WTEN - NY lawmakers considering single-payer health plan

Crain's - GNYHA, 1199SEIU oppose dispute-resolution legislation

Crain's - Albany's environmental bills get a thumbs-down from business interests

13 WHAM (Rochester) - T-Mobile, Sprint proposal could bring 1,000+ jobs to Henrietta

Spectrum - Child Safe Products Act Passes in State Legislature

Times Union - Legislature moves to protect kids from 'toxic toys'

Bloomberg - New York State Ban Would Shelve Toxic Toys, Kid Products

NY Post - Albany set to pass yet another jobs-killer

The Business Journal - More paid time off for elections 'one more thing to juggle,' some business reps say

NY Post - State lawmakers set to ban toys with dangerous chemicals

WNYT - State legislature to act on toxic toys

City and State - Will New York enact climate laws before it’s too late?

Times Union - Upstate businesses, farmers seek congestion pricing exemptions

City and State - The post-budget priorities for businesses, The Business Council’s Ken Pokalsky on prevailing wages, climate legislation 

WXXI - Trump orders may limit states’ power to block pipelines

WAER - Do Upstate & Brexit Share Similar Separatist Forces? One Bill in Albany Says 'Yes'

Times Union - Commentary: Child care grant foundation of healthy children, workforce

New York Post - Online sales tax expected to net $540M annually for New York

Newsday - Paper bag fee 'dead on arrival' in Nassau, Republican leader says

The Journal News - In 30 seconds: Natural gas helped close the energy gap after Indian Point shut down

City Lens - E-Bikes and E-Scooters, Explained

WNYT - Lack of way to measure marijuana impairment sparks worry

Utica Observer Dispatch - Business Council opposes state climate legislation

Spectrum News - NYS Proposal Would Make More Bottles Eligible For 5-Cent Refund

WKTV - Would Green Bill Proposals in New York Force Rome's Revere Copper To Close? They say Yes.

Times Union - Lawmakers, business leaders voice misgivings on NY marijuana legalization

Spectrum News - Tax Cap Coalition Launches Digital Push

Albany Business Review - GE Power among companies watching the challenges related to marijuana legalization

Capital Tonight - Business Council Makes Pitch for Downstate Casinos

Times Union - Green Energy Groups Raise Red Flag Over Energy Proposals

Oswego County News Now - A Better Bottle Bill? Not for Counties; Officials Say

Newsday - Former Lt. Gov. Duffy leads push to make tax cap permanent 

Westchester County Business Journal - Heather Briccetti op/ed regarding Proprietary Colleges

Times Union - Business coalition warns against prevailing wage expansion

Newsday - After Amazon deal collapses, some want to ban corporate giveaways

Bloomberg Law - New York State Law Protecting Gender Identity Going Into Effect

The Post Star - Finding skilled workers a challenge for area companies

Albany Business Review - Why it matters to the Albany area that Amazon won't build in New York City

Spectrum News (Capital Region) - Amazon Says No to NYC, Trig­gering Mixed Reactions From Lawmakers

Albany Business Review - 'New York is about to give Vermont, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts the biggest economic stimulus they've ever seen' 

Times Union - Forum hears pros, cons of tougher emission limits

Crain's New York - Single-payer push ramps up again; industry groups point out flaws

NY Daily News - Labor leaders optimistic bill penalizing companies for outsourcing call-center jobs will pass in Dem-controlled Albany

The Buffalo News - Another Voice: Banning plastic bags will hurt businesses, consumers

Albany Business Review - Business leaders watching Democratic state government, possibility of recession for 2019

The Business Journal (Buffalo) - Survey: Confidence remains sluggish among Buffalo business leaders

The Daily News (Western NY) - Legislative luncheon: Representatives and lawmakers outline opportunities and challenges lying ahead for Orleans County

The Rome Sentinel - Assemblyman joins rally against changes in how restaurant servers paid

Rochester City Newspaper - Forecasting the Region's Economy 

The Villager - Gov targets 100% clean energy by ’40; Some say it’s not enough