News

09
Nov
2016
Albany, N.Y. - Congratulations to the Senate Republicans on their apparent victory this evening. We would also like to congratulate our endorsed candidates in both houses and of both parties for their wins. Tonight’s results are proof that a pro-growth, pro-jobs platform is a winning message across New York State
27
Oct
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee today released additional 2016 Legislative endorsements. Our first list of legislative endorsed candidates may be found here. Incumbents and challengers must actively seek the PAC’s endorsement and return our questionnaire in order to be considered
18
Oct
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee today released the following 2016 Legislative endorsements. Incumbents and challengers must actively seek the PAC’s endorsement and return our questionnaire in order to be considered. “The individuals receiving our PAC’s endorsement today have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the business climate of New York State,” said Heather C
28
Sep
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index from the Tax Foundation is a reminder of both what New York can achieve when we get bipartisan consensus on pro-business legislation, and how much further we have to go,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
26
Sep
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Board of Directors for The Business Council of New York State, Inc. last week elected Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc., and Eric Mower, chairman and CEO of Eric Mower + Associates (EMA), as co-chairs of the Council’s board of directors. “As the leading business advocacy group in New York State, it is important our board and leadership represent the full scope of New York State’s business community,” said Heather C
19
Sep
2016
Lawmaker grades down across the board, largely attributable to the passage of a substantial minimum wage increase and the nation’s most expansive Paid Family Leave law The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today issued its legislative scorecard for the combined 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions
22
Aug
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards. The Annual Meeting is the Council’s signature event, held each year at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY. Each year the event attracts hundreds of the state’s top thought leaders in the worlds of business, politics and media
03
Aug
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—Today, Johnny Evers, Phd., Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc., will present prepared testimony to the New York State Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, focusing on the impact, benefits and drawbacks of the state’s economic development programs
01
Aug
2016
The following statement should be attributed to Darren Suarez, Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc. ALBANY, N.Y.—“With today’s action, it is clear the Public Service Commission has failed to properly evaluate the significant costs associated with the Clean Energy Standard
17
Jun
2016
ALBANY, N.Y.—Statement by Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State The state maintained fiscal discipline in this year’s budget while addressing pressing upstate and downstate infrastructure needs. But after making steady progress over the past five years in improving the state’s business climate, the 2016 session took a hard turn to the left, resulting in dramatic new costs and mandates on private sector employers