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Aug
2018
Report finds taxes would skyrocket while also increasing costs for low-income New Yorkers ALBANY, N.Y.— “The RAND report confirms what we have been saying for years, a single payer system would result in the largest tax increase in New York history and cripple an industry that employs tens of thousands across the state,” said Heather C
30
Jul
2018
Inaugural forum focusing on enhancing the talent pipeline will be held in Amherst, NY, featuring a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust, Dr. John B. King, Jr. AMHERST, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced details of the 2018 Business and Education Forum, an inaugural event designed to bring educators and business under one roof to discuss ways to bridge the talent gap and ensure New York businesses have access to the workforce they need
16
Jul
2018
Newly approved lost-cost rates, coupled with already realized savings, will save state employers upwards of a billion dollars ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today highlighted the newly approved 11.7 percent reduction in loss cost rates, which are the basis for setting workers’ compensation premiums for 2019
29
Jun
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—In response to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's comments regarding the lack of approvals of new natural gas infrastructure in New York and the potentially catastrophic economic and security implications, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. issued the following statement
27
Jun
2018
Janus decision is a huge victory for employee freedom, but the impact in New York is likely limited ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today’s decision by the U.S Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME is a welcome victory for employee choice and freedom of speech,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
18
Jun
2018
Several pending pieces of legislation would have a significantly negative impact on the state’s economy ALBANY, N.Y.—“With less than a week of session left, the state’s business community is speaking out against a slew of anti-growth legislation that, if passed, would further erode New York’s standing versus other states and damage our economy,” said Heather C
04
Jun
2018
Release of the polling memo comes one day before the state Assembly is due to act on legislation their constituents overwhelmingly reject. ALBANY, N.Y.—These poll results should stop any push for government-run health insurance in its tracks,” said Heather C. Briccetti Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
30
May
2018
Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE) Presented by Johnny Evers, PhD Director of Government Affairs Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Good morning, I’m Johnny Evers, PhD, Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The Business Council is New York’s largest statewide employer advocacy association
29
May
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. testified in front of the Albany County Legislature on their misguided proposal to implement an onerous and overreaching paid sick leave mandate on county employers. Testimony to Albany County Legislature On proposed Local Law No. "C"
18
May
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“This proposal by the state Department of Labor is more of a political statement than a reflection of economic reality,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “First and foremost, this proposal will impose significant additional payroll costs on affected employers