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May
2018
Report identifies striking gaps in access and opportunity for students of color and proposes solutions to address them. ALBANY, N.Y.—“This report is alarming in its findings, but hopeful in its conclusions,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc
14
May
2018
More than a month after many other states, New Yorkers finally "celebrate". ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today, New York finally joins the rest of the country in “celebrating” what the Tax Foundation calls “Tax Freedom Day”. If you’re unfamiliar, Tax Freedom Day is the day in which a typical taxpayer has fulfilled their tax obligations to their state and country
01
May
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“It is unfortunate this bill continues to be mischaracterized. It is a dramatic change in the state’s prevailing wage law, and in effect, mandates union wage and benefit rates on private sector projects receiving any level of state or local economic development assistance. If enacted, the provisions of this bill would impose major cost increases which would significantly erode the benefits of state incentive programs
18
Apr
2018
Special election to be held on Tuesday, April 24 ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State’s Political Action Committee today announced its endorsement of Julie Killian in the special election to fill the seat vacated by current Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse Julie Killian for election to the New York State Senate,” said Heather C
02
Apr
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“First, we want to thank the Senate Majority for listening to our members and taxpayers across the state in holding the line against several billion in proposed tax and fee increases. We still believe New York State spends too much with unsatisfactory results, especially in education and Medicaid
23
Mar
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today issued a memo in opposition to S.5778-A (Alcantara) / A.7601-A (Abbate), which would amend the civil service law to make it more difficult for a public employee to invoke their First Amendment Freedom of Speech by opting out of paying membership dues to a public employee union, including when that union uses its dues for advocacy contrary to the belief of the public employee
22
Mar
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—As the Legislature and the Governor work to finalize the state budget by April 1, and debate proposals including higher taxes on business, increased wage costs for economic development projects, and new regulatory mandates on employers and state contractors, they should consider today’s sobering jobs report
15
Mar
2018
Albany, N.Y.—The Senate and Assembly have presented sharply different responses to the Executive Budget. While the Senate rejects new and increased taxes proposed in the Executive Budget and avoids further increases in state spending, the Assembly plan would increase total state spending about $2 billion beyond the Governor’s proposal, impose an across-the-board business tax surcharge, and adds up to $4 billion in increased income tax liability on high earners
12
Mar
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today’s decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to authorize Millennium Pipeline to construct the Valley Lateral Project is welcome news to New York State’s businesses and consumers. The decision shows that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cannot impede the transport of interstate natural gas by refusing to act on a request for a certification
12
Mar
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—With state lawmakers returning to the Capitol and preparing to pass their one-house budget resolutions, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today reminded lawmakers of its 2018 legislative priorities and affirmed its opposition to more than one billion dollars in tax and fee increases in the Executive Budget