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24
Feb
2017
For Release — February 24, 2017 Report offers solutions to the real problems the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills gap creates, including holding back economic growth and preventing our youth from finding success ALBANY, N.Y.—The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc
06
Feb
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We applaud the state Senate for passing sensible and necessary legislation legalizing transportation network companies, or ridesharing, throughout New York,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “As we laid out in our Back to Business agenda, promoting “economic freedom” by allowing new industries and new business models such as ridesharing will help spur economic development, create jobs and complement our state’s existing public transit systems
30
Jan
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., congratulates Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., our president and CEO, on being named to City & State’s prestigious 50 over 50 list. The 50 over 50 list is a perennial who’s who of New York politicians, thought leaders and business executives
17
Jan
2017
The Council’s 2017 Legislative and Regulatory agenda highlights commonsense reforms and policy changes that will improve the state’s economy and provide real benefit to residents and businesses across New York ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today released its 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda
11
Jan
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council is pleased to see the administration recognize the critical need for significant reform to the state’s broken workers’ compensation system,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “To start, the administration can and should immediately and unilaterally promulgate the updated Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU) guidelines completed by the Workers’ Compensation Board
10
Jan
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“Governor Cuomo is right to highlight the ongoing need to address property tax rates and reduce the size of government,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “While the property tax cap has been a great success - saving residential and business taxpayers billions in avoided costs – work remains
10
Jan
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—"Governor Cuomo's announcement to advance $2 billion towards rebuilding water infrastructure across New York represents a substantial commitment to addressing the state's aging water infrastructure,” said Darren Suarez, director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc
09
Jan
2017
ALBANY—“We welcome Governor Cuomo’s decision to focus on upstate ridesharing as part of the rollout of his 2017 legislative agenda,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The Council will continue its own push for the passage of sensible, fiscally-realistic ridesharing legislation this session
13
Dec
2016
Study examines the importance of higher standards in New York State and highlights early successes The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. (PPI), today released a detailed report entitled, “Common Core: Here to Stay?”, which examines the importance of higher standards in New York’s education system and predicts where we go from here
22
Nov
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council commends the Schuyler County Council of Governments for unanimously passing a resolution that supports Crestwood’s proposed propane storage facility in Reading. Crestwood’s plan will not only create local jobs and boost community tax revenue; the new facility will serve as a strategic propane reserve providing reliable and affordable heating fuel for New York homes and businesses