News

25
Jan
1999
Governor Pataki announced his proposed budget will include more than $350 million in new business tax cuts, including several of The Business Council's top priorities for tax reform in the coming year. "Our policies of cutting taxes, reforming workers' compensation and eliminating unnecessary regulations have directly led to the creation of more than 419,000 new, private-sector jobs," the Governor said
21
Jan
1999
For the second consecutive year, The Business Council has helped New York's business community effectively reduce its own taxes by pre-paying unemployment insurance (UI) taxes. Because businesses pre-paid more than $62 million in UI taxes in December, UI taxes on all employers in the state will be reduced by some $210 million in 1999, said Business Council President Daniel B
21
Jan
1999
A representative group of The Business Council's Directors discussed The Council's top legislative priorities with Governor George Pataki at a meeting January 19. Business Council President Daniel B. Walsh and Board members briefed the Governor on The Council's top priorities for 1999: tax cuts, health care cost containment, tort reform, and workforce development
19
Jan
1999
STATE OF NEW YORK EXECUTIVE CHAMBER GEORGE E. PATAKI, GOVERNOR Governor George E. Pataki today announced his 1999-2000 Executive Budget will include a plan to reduce the State's income tax for nearly five million taxpayers by $600 million, reducing the tax burden on a typical middle-income family by about $150 per year by 2003
07
Jan
1999
A new report on health-care taxes from The Business Council's research affiliate has ignited a lively debate on the future of those taxes, which raise $1.38 billion a year and are due to expire this year. Misguided Money, a study released Nov
07
Jan
1999
How advances in network computing can and should change how government works will be the theme of a conference in Albany Jan. 19 co-sponsored by IBM and The Business Council. The symposium, which is entitled "Rethinking Government in the Network Computing Age," will take place from 9 a
07
Jan
1999
A key member of the Assembly leadership has endorsed The Business Council's "Upstate Agenda for Growth"-and has said the state must do even more to ensure that the upstate economy reaches its potential. Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, an Erie County Democrat who chairs the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, said upstate needs "aggressive action to energize our economy
07
Jan
1999
The Business Council's Government Affairs Council (GAC) will finalize The Council's 1999 legislative agenda at its first meeting of 1999. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, in meeting rooms 2 and 3 of the Empire State Plaza
07
Jan
1999
Jesse J. Greene, Jr., vice president of finance for Eastman Kodak Company, has been elected to The Business Council's Board of Directors. Greene was elected by the Board during its meeting December 15 in New York City. He will fill a vacancy in a term ending in 2001
07
Jan
1999
The Business Council has issued a statement underlining its support for the learning standards and graduation requirements that have been adopted by the state's Board of Regents. The standards, which were developed with the support of The Business Council initially, are being phased in beginning with the current school year