News

28
Jul
1998
ALBANY—New York State's manufacturing sector "is making a comeback," a new report by The Public Policy Institute says. The report, The State of Manufacturing in New York State, shows that manufacturing employment statewide grew slightly in 1997, the first annual increase in more than a decade
23
Jul
1998
Four Business Council member companies have won the 1998 Governor's Awards for Pollution Prevention for their outstanding environmental protection efforts through the use of pollution prevention measures. The awards were presented by Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner John P
23
Jul
1998
New York State's manufacturing sector "is making a comeback," a new report by The Public Policy Institute says. The report, The State of Manufacturing in New York State, shows that manufacturing employment statewide grew slightly in 1997, the first annual increase in more than a decade
09
Jul
1998
Fresh from a successful legislative session in which lawmakers addressed many Business Council priorities, The Council is again asking its members for input in developing new priorities for future sessions. "The Business Council is a member-driven organization, and that means that we pursue a legislative agenda that is based on priorities that are set by our members," said Elliott A
09
Jul
1998
The Business Council is creating a new Coalition for Mandate Reform that will unite local government and business leaders in a grassroots campaign for relief from state mandates that drive up government costs and property taxes. The Council has asked chambers of commerce around the state to play leading roles in the effort
09
Jul
1998
A call for higher standards for public school teachers to match new higher standards for students is "an important step forward in the effort to improve the quality of public education," according to Margarito Mayo, The Business Council's specialist in education issues. But Mayo said that standards for teachers can be raised without undermining or eliminating existing alternative certification methods for teachers
09
Jul
1998
The government affairs staff of The Business Council has prepared a complete summary of how major issues of concern to the business community were addressed in the legislative session that ended June 19. The 21-page document summarizes both bills that were passed and those that were rejected, and indicates the position taken by The Business Council if any
09
Jul
1998
Our expanded web page now offers information about all Council programs - and connections to many relevant web sites in Albany The Business Council has significantly increased the amount and breadth of information on its page on the World-Wide Web. The web page is intended to offer members and any other visitors information about The Council, its programs and services for members, its research and its legislative agenda
25
Jun
1998
Gov. George Pataki has agreed to present the keynote address Wednesday, September 16, at The Business Council's Annual Meeting at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York. At the annual meeting, which is open to all Business Council members, Business Council leaders will outline future plans, and discuss what can be expected from state lawmakers in the year ahead
24
Jun
1998
Employers oppose new government intrusion into the health-care market because private-sector efforts have improved quality and held back the growth in health costs, Business Council staff told national journalists at two recent forums