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
Release highlights key legislative action items that would improve New York’s business and regulatory climate
ALBANY, N.Y.—As the Senate and Assembly approach the final weeks of the 2016 legislative session, The Business Council reminds lawmakers that there remains ample time to pass bills that improve the state’s business climate
Urges Assembly to follow suit
ALBANY, N.Y.— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today applauded the state Senate for passing S.4672, sponsored by Senator Ken LaValle. The legislation would amend the education law to allow non-CPAs to be minority owners of CPA firms, consistent with 49 other states and jurisdictions
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Public Policy Institute has posted its “Monthly Economic Update,” and jobs “Snapshot” for March 2016. These new jobs and unemployment figures show the continuation of modest growth in New York State overall, but also highlight the ongoing economic struggles throughout much of upstate
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced that Bob Woodward, famed investigative reporter and best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Annual Meeting.
Called “the most celebrated journalist of our age” by The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward has established himself as a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the disturbing news of the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We are incredibly disappointed that the administration allowed fear-mongering to once again lead the way,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The decision to deny the approvals necessary for the construction of the Constitution Pipeline will have a direct and immediate negative impact on our state’s economy
ALBANY, N.Y.—“After several years of progress in New York - controlling state spending, reducing business taxes, restraining real property taxes, and more - this year's budget produced far more harm than good for the state's economy, and dimmed prospects for renewed economic growth upstate. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to lower costs, reduce barriers and promote growth
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We are disappointed with the multi-billion dollar increase in the minimum wage. This increase – at $8000 per job upstate and $13,000 downstate when fully implemented - is still too much for many businesses. The last thing employers need is higher state-imposed costs. We are further discouraged that the budget deal includes the most expansive Paid Family Leave law in the nation, while leaving out meaningful business cost reductions, such as workers’ compensation reform, and targeted small business tax cuts
ALBANY, N.Y.—“As lawmakers head into the final days of negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 state budget, The Business Council of New York State is asking them to first, do no harm. Moving away from the rhetoric, the fact is this; a $15.7 billion dollar hike on our state’s employers is simply untenable
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today endorsed Chris McGrath for New York State Senate in the 9th District special election to be held on Tuesday, April 19.
“Chris McGrath is known as a hard worker with a tenacious commitment to his neighbors and his family. His strong support of reducing New York’s crushing tax burden makes him the only choice for the state’s business community,” said Heather C