News

25
Mar
2022
  "Legalizing alcohol to-go is an important first step in modernizing New York State liquor laws, but there are further steps that need to be taken to update laws that have barely changed since 1934,” said Paul Zuber, Executive Vice President. “These restrictive Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws prohibit liquor stores from expanding to create more jobs, create fewer opportunities for New York wine and distilled spirits producers, and consumers see less choice and increased prices
24
Mar
2022
“The business argument for Covergae4All is clear.  By allowing undocumented immigrants access to the Essential Plan, we are moving that important population from expensive emergency care to more affordable primary care.  The proposal gives every New Yorker access to health coverage, helps our neighbors, and makes New York healthier – all in a fiscally responsible way
23
Mar
2022
  The Business Council Calls for State Action to Address Unemployment Insurance Debt Use of Federal Funds Would Reduce Payroll Tax Burden on All Businesses ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State is urging the state legislature to provide unemployment tax relief to state employers and begin addressing the massive $9 billion Unemployment Insurance Fund (UI) tax debt
17
Mar
2022
  "We support the legislature’s proposal to allow cannabis businesses operating under New York State law to take full advantage of state-level expense deductions available to all other businesses, and its inclusion in the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions. With the current federal treatment of cannabis, these deductions are not allowed under the Internal Revenue Code, which generally serves as the starting point for calculating state income taxes
13
Mar
2022
"We are appreciative of the Senate Democrats including health care funding for uninsured & undocumented New Yorkers. This is a reasonable and fiscally responsible way to close the uninsured gap while also protecting a vulnerable portion of the population."
11
Mar
2022
The Business Council and Siena College Research Institute Unveil Latest CEO Survey Results For the seventh straight year, The Business Council has partnered with Siena College Research Institute for the Business Leaders Survey. The survey covered a myriad of topics including the COVID pandemic, the economy, workforce issues, and confidence in state and federal governments
10
Mar
2022
Statement in Support of Childcare Expansion  "Childcare continues to be a tremendous challenge for working parents in New York State," said Business Council President Heather C. Briccetti Esq. "The pandemic, which shined a light on the need, has also created an opportunity for New York lawmakers and regulators to envision and create a better childcare system with quality as the foundation and equitable access to those in need of care
08
Mar
2022
  The Business Council of New York State, Inc. strongly supports S.1111-A (Liu) / A.4407-A (Peoples-Stokes) which would expand access to advanced courses in order to improve educational equity in New York State. This legislation would enable more students of color, students who are low-income, and other historically under-served groups of students to enroll and succeed in advanced middle and high school courses that will prepare them for college, careers, and civic engagement
02
Mar
2022
Statement on  Governor Hochul's Proposals to Modernize New York's Liquor Regulations “The Business Council commends Governor Hochul’s initiative to streamline the licensing process at the State Liquor Authority and amend outdated provisions in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC) law,” said Paul Zuber, Executive Vice President
01
Mar
2022
  The Business Council Partners with Siena College Research Institute for CEO Survey, Business Outlook Panel ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State and Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) have once again partnered for the annual CEO Survey. This is the seventh year The Business Council has partnered with SCRI