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21
Aug
2019
National, state, and local chambers join Buffalo business calling for approval of the USMCA   Buffalo, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., on Wednesday, joined the US Chamber, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Rigidized Metals Corporation, to call on the passage of the proposed USMCA trade agreement
13
Aug
2019
Business Council 2019 Annual Meeting provides forward thinking agenda while also honoring SUNY Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Nancy Zimpher  Three-day event will discuss potential impacts of 2020 state, national elections ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced this year’s Annual Meeting (September 18-20 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing) will feature appearances by the Chairs of both the New York State Democratic party and the New York State Republican party
26
Jul
2019
The Business Council of New York State applauds the passage and signing of the SHIELD ACT Business Council staff helped advocate for business and consumer protections   Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., is pleased to see the signing of the SHIELD Act, a piece of a legislation we as a business association worked diligently to advocate for
23
Jul
2019
55 New York State businesses and organizations sign The Business Council’s Letter in Support of the USMCA  Letter sent to state’s Congressional delegation, U.S. Senators, and President in hopes to speed up approval of the proposed deal Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc
21
Jun
2019
Statement from President / CEO Heather Briccetti regarding her appointment to the New York State Thruway Authority Board    “I am thankful for this opportunity to serve on the Thruway Authority. I can’t wait to join my colleagues and get started on the new and exciting initiatives ahead of us
19
Jun
2019
“The passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), puts New York in uncharted territory. The course the State takes will have a profound impact on families, communities, businesses, the State and possibly the world. Importantly, the CLCPA includes a commitment that New York’s climate policies will not cause leakage by addressing affordability and listening to the impacted business community,” said Darren Suarez, Senior Director of Government Affairs
11
Jun
2019
  Business groups call for a halt to the Climate and Community Protection Act   Proposed Legislation Has Limited Impact on Emissions Reduction, Significant Impact on Local Jobs https://www.bcnys.org/sites/default/files/2019-06/CCPA%20Chamber%20Logo%20Letter_0.pdf Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc, along with various state-wide business organizations, today, sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to reconsider proposed climate change legislation
10
Jun
2019
Testimony to Albany County Legislature On proposed Local Law No. "C" for 2018 TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO PAID SICK TIME TO QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES WITHIN ALBANY COUNTY  Presented by Dr. Johnny Evers, Ph.D. Director, Government Affairs Monday, June 10, 2019 The Business Council is the state’s largest statewide employer advocacy organization, representing nearly 2,300 private sector employers – large and small, in all sectors, across the entire state
06
Jun
2019
TO:    Members, New York State Legislature FROM:    Ken Pokalsky SUBJECT:    Prevailing Wage Legislation DATE:    6/4/19 Earlier this week, a New York City-based business organization suggested that legislation to extend the state’s public works “prevailing wage” mandate to private economic development projects should focus on upstate New York
06
Jun
2019
Contact: Patrick Bailey (518.465.7511)  For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019 The Business Council of New York State Urges Lawmakers to Rethink Expanding Prevailing Wage   Proposed Legislation Would Increase Private Sector Economic Development Projects by Up to 25%  Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State, today, sent a memo to legislators countering recent arguments for expanding the public works prevailing wage mandate in New York State