News

27
Feb
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—The board, staff and members of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. are deeply saddened by the passing of Roger Hannay. Roger was a long-time member of The Business Council’s Board of Directors, having first been elected on September 17, 2003. Roger continued his service to the Council and New York State long after stepping down as president and CEO of Hannay Reels in 2012
12
Feb
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The federal infrastructure plan contains some welcome news for the millions of business and residential energy customers throughout New York who have been impacted by constrained natural gas infrastructure. Ratepayers across the state saw firsthand the negative impacts of the lack of new pipeline construction as natural gas prices soared 1,374 percent over the previous year during the recent polar vortex
12
Feb
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“While The Business Council was supportive of federal business tax reforms, we also acknowledged the negative impacts that a cap on SALT deductibility would have on a high-tax state like New York. We appreciate that the Executive has been engaged with the state’s employers in reviewing these impacts and in evaluating mitigation options
08
Feb
2018
Testimony to: Senate Finance Committee, Catharine Young, Chair and Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Helene E. Weinstein, Chair FY 2019 Executive Budget: Taxation Issues Presented by Kenneth J. Pokalsky Vice President February 8, 2018 My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
08
Feb
2018
FY 2019 Executive Budget: Taxation Issues     Presented by Kenneth J. Pokalsky Vice President February 8, 2018 My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. We are New York’s largest statewide employer association, representing 2,400 private sector employers across New York, in all major business sectors
08
Feb
2018
Testimony to: Senate Finance Committee, Catharine Young, Chair and Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Helene E. Weinstein, Chair FY 2019 Executive Budget: Taxation Issues Presented by Kenneth J. Pokalsky, Vice President February 8, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc
23
Jan
2018
For Release — January 23, 2018 Business Council calls for on-call scheduling rules to be halted In letter to state Labor Department, the Council outlines reasons why proposed on-call scheduling rules are overly burdensome, unnecessary, and likely to have a severely negative impact on specific New York State industries ALBANY, N
17
Jan
2018
The Council’s 2018 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda gives policymakers a path to greater economic growth in the face of a growing state deficit and action from Washington D.C. that is negatively impacting state finances. ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today released its 2018 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda
04
Jan
2018
Testimony to: Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business, Senator Phil Boyle, Chair And Senate Administrative Regulations Review Commission, Senator Chris Jacobs, Chair NYS Department of Labor Proposed Rule Making-Employee Scheduling (Call-In Pay) Presented by Frank Kerbein Director, Center for Human Resources January 4, 2018 As the state’s largest statewide employer advocacy organization, we represent more than 2,300 employers – large and small – across the entire state
03
Jan
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“For the state’s business community, Governor Cuomo’s State of the State message addressed several critical needs, including continued investment in workforce development and public infrastructure. However, the Governor said too little about making the state more economically competitive, especially for upstate where job growth continues to lag