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Jun
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—In response to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's comments regarding the lack of approvals of new natural gas infrastructure in New York and the potentially catastrophic economic and security implications, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. issued the following statement
27
Jun
2018
Janus decision is a huge victory for employee freedom, but the impact in New York is likely limited ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today’s decision by the U.S Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME is a welcome victory for employee choice and freedom of speech,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
18
Jun
2018
Several pending pieces of legislation would have a significantly negative impact on the state’s economy ALBANY, N.Y.—“With less than a week of session left, the state’s business community is speaking out against a slew of anti-growth legislation that, if passed, would further erode New York’s standing versus other states and damage our economy,” said Heather C
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Jun
2018
Release of the polling memo comes one day before the state Assembly is due to act on legislation their constituents overwhelmingly reject. ALBANY, N.Y.—These poll results should stop any push for government-run health insurance in its tracks,” said Heather C. Briccetti Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
30
May
2018
Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE) Presented by Johnny Evers, PhD Director of Government Affairs Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Good morning, I’m Johnny Evers, PhD, Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The Business Council is New York’s largest statewide employer advocacy association
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May
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. testified in front of the Albany County Legislature on their misguided proposal to implement an onerous and overreaching paid sick leave mandate on county employers. Testimony to Albany County Legislature On proposed Local Law No. "C"
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May
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“This proposal by the state Department of Labor is more of a political statement than a reflection of economic reality,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “First and foremost, this proposal will impose significant additional payroll costs on affected employers
17
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
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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
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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