News

13
Aug
1998
This law just kicked New York's economic comeback into a higher gear. UI reform has been a priority of Business Council members and all New York State employers for years. It's not hard to see why. This law will save employers millions of dollars and streamline the UI system--even as benefits increase for the temporarily unemployed workers that the system was originally designed to protect
06
Aug
1998
Exhibitors' space at The Business Council's Annual Meeting Sept. 16-18 at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York is fully committed. "Besides a great program, this year's Annual Meeting will feature an outstanding showcase of New York organizations exhibiting their goods and services," said Ellen Muir, The Council's director of conference development
06
Aug
1998
A bill designed to give New York firms an advantage in bidding for some in-state jobs would have done more harm than good, and Governor Pataki was right to veto it, said Daniel B. Walsh, president of The Business Council. "Preference laws such as the bill vetoed by Governor Pataki are appealing to many, including some in the business community, because they seem to promise a better future for manufacturers and other employers based in New York," Walsh said
06
Aug
1998
How deregulation of power utilities will affect New York State businesses By Kevin Lanahan The ongoing restructuring of New York's electric utility industry is affecting the state's entire business community in many ways. Businesses of all sizes and kinds will see many changes in how they buy and pay for power
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
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
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
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