Business Council in the News 2019

Rochester D&C - New York's minimum wage is rising again. Here's what it will be in 2020

Rochester D&C - Why some NY parents are paying twice as much as state college tuition for day care

NY Post - Cuomo wants to ban all styrofoam containers and packing peanuts

Lockport Journal - Cuomo pushing for a ban on plastic foam food containers

Albany Business Review - As the State of the State approaches, business group watching how New York will cover $6 billion budget gap

The Buffalo News - Letter: Governor must turn down unemployment benefits bill

Albany Business Review - New York state says higher minimum wage hasn't hurt employment. Businesses say it's more complicated

NY Daily News - Cuomo administration minimum wage report gives green light to $15 an hour increase for NYC small business employees

Bloomberg - Uber, Lyft Drivers Could Form Unions Under New York Proposal

NY Law Journal - Private Right to Sue Under NY Data Privacy Bill Could Clog Courts, Business Leaders Say

City & State - Heather Briccetti named 29th on the Women Power 100 list

Spectrum News - Cuomo Says Upstate Is Booming, New Report Shows More of the Picture

NPR - New York's Manufacturing Recovery Remains Weak, Report Shows

Spectrum News - New York's Coming Debate Over "Gig Economy" Workers

Wall Street Journal - New York Lawmakers Consider Reclassifying Gig Workers

WKTV - The Business Council joins Brindisi in pushing passage of USMCA

TU - Business Council names 2019 awardees

Cortland Voice - Cortland County Chamber of Commerce honored with Chamber of the Year Award

Spectrum - EPA rolls back clean water regulation

WAMC - EPA Region 2 Administrator Announces Water Rule Rollback

Times Union - Local officials discuss Trump's water protection rollback

The Post Star - New York groups have good and bad reactions to latest environmental rollback

WKTV - Business Council of NYS urges congress to pass USMCA

WBFO - New statewide coalition aims to boost school readiness

Buffalo News - Editorial: Bulwark against bullying

Times Union - Cuomo signs off on new workplace harassment protections

NY Post - Cuomo signs law cracking down on workplace sexual harassment

Times Union - Party chairs to speak at yearly meeting

Wall Street Journal - Gov. Cuomo Signs Tougher Workplace Harassment Law

Bloomberg - New York City’s Tax Grab on Foreign Income Called Unfair Outlier 

Jamestown Post Journal - In Memory Of Dan Walsh

Times Union - Operators of older hydro plants say they need subsidies too

The Post Star - Businesses back new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement

Post Journal - Lawmakers Against Climate Protection Measure

Oneonta - State business lobby supports new trade deal

Niagara Gazette - New York firms line up behind Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico

WNYT - Capital Region ports to benefit from offshore wind development

TU - Business Council of NYS urges Congress to pass USMCA

Spectrum News - Cuomo: Climate Change Bill Is Critically Important Legislation

WAMC - Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill To Combat Climate Change In NY

Oneonta Daily Star - State sets ambitious green energy goals

Spectrum News - Governor Cuomo Concludes Time in Israel, Boasts of Opportunities for NY

TU Capitol Confidential - PODCAST: The cost of combating climate change

Fulton County Express - State lawmakers green light climate plan

The Recorder - State lawmakers green light climate plan

The Wall Street Journal - Winners and Losers in Albany’s Legislative Session

NPR - Cuomo and legislative leaders say 2019 session includes many accomplishments

NY Times - Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About N.Y.’s Ambitious Climate Goals

Rochester D&C - What New York's new climate change law means for you

Times Union - End of session deal addressing climate change

The Wall Street Journal - New York Lawmakers Near Landmark Deal on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Saratogian - Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School program looks to future

WRGB - Albany County Legislature votes against paid sick leave

Crain's - Unions exempted from state bill stopping midyear drug-coverage changes

Common Dreams - How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned To Work Together in New York

Buffalo News - Another Voice: Climate protection act could lead to emissions increase

Rochester D&C - Should undocumented immigrants get driver's licenses in New York? The debate rages at the Capitol

Spectrum News - Local Companies Take Notice of High Schoolers Through BOCES

Times Union - In waning days of legislative session, activists push climate change plan

Lockport Sun & Journal - Coalition: Wage mandate will clobber upstate economy 

Bloomberg - Weed Legalization Push in New York, Elsewhere Vexes Employers

Wall Street Journal - Proposed New York Bill Widens Definition of Workplace Harassment

13WHAM (Rochester) - Employers prepare for possible changes as Albany lawmakers mull marijuana vote 

Buffalo News - Letter: Business Council’s nod bolsters Green Light bill

Politico - Lawmakers focus on setting new standard for sexual harassment

WKBW - New York businesses voice concerns over push for recreational marijuana legislation

WETM - NY lawmakers considering single-payer health plan

NY Daily News - State officials tell lawmakers they must ‘remain neutral’ on proposals strengthening New York’s sexual harassment laws

The Post Journal - Council Questions Bill To Ban Chemicals

WTEN - NY lawmakers considering single-payer health plan

Crain's - GNYHA, 1199SEIU oppose dispute-resolution legislation

Crain's - Albany's environmental bills get a thumbs-down from business interests

13 WHAM (Rochester) - T-Mobile, Sprint proposal could bring 1,000+ jobs to Henrietta

Spectrum - Child Safe Products Act Passes in State Legislature

Times Union - Legislature moves to protect kids from 'toxic toys'

Bloomberg - New York State Ban Would Shelve Toxic Toys, Kid Products

NY Post - Albany set to pass yet another jobs-killer

The Business Journal - More paid time off for elections 'one more thing to juggle,' some business reps say

NY Post - State lawmakers set to ban toys with dangerous chemicals

WNYT - State legislature to act on toxic toys

City and State - Will New York enact climate laws before it’s too late?

Times Union - Upstate businesses, farmers seek congestion pricing exemptions

City and State - The post-budget priorities for businesses, The Business Council’s Ken Pokalsky on prevailing wages, climate legislation 

WXXI - Trump orders may limit states’ power to block pipelines

WAER - Do Upstate & Brexit Share Similar Separatist Forces? One Bill in Albany Says 'Yes'

Times Union - Commentary: Child care grant foundation of healthy children, workforce

New York Post - Online sales tax expected to net $540M annually for New York

Newsday - Paper bag fee 'dead on arrival' in Nassau, Republican leader says

The Journal News - In 30 seconds: Natural gas helped close the energy gap after Indian Point shut down

City Lens - E-Bikes and E-Scooters, Explained

WNYT - Lack of way to measure marijuana impairment sparks worry

Utica Observer Dispatch - Business Council opposes state climate legislation

Spectrum News - NYS Proposal Would Make More Bottles Eligible For 5-Cent Refund

WKTV - Would Green Bill Proposals in New York Force Rome's Revere Copper To Close? They say Yes.

Times Union - Lawmakers, business leaders voice misgivings on NY marijuana legalization

Spectrum News - Tax Cap Coalition Launches Digital Push

Albany Business Review - GE Power among companies watching the challenges related to marijuana legalization

Capital Tonight - Business Council Makes Pitch for Downstate Casinos

Times Union - Green Energy Groups Raise Red Flag Over Energy Proposals

Oswego County News Now - A Better Bottle Bill? Not for Counties; Officials Say

Newsday - Former Lt. Gov. Duffy leads push to make tax cap permanent 

Westchester County Business Journal - Heather Briccetti op/ed regarding Proprietary Colleges

Times Union - Business coalition warns against prevailing wage expansion

Newsday - After Amazon deal collapses, some want to ban corporate giveaways

Bloomberg Law - New York State Law Protecting Gender Identity Going Into Effect

The Post Star - Finding skilled workers a challenge for area companies

Albany Business Review - Why it matters to the Albany area that Amazon won't build in New York City

Spectrum News (Capital Region) - Amazon Says No to NYC, Trig­gering Mixed Reactions From Lawmakers

Albany Business Review - 'New York is about to give Vermont, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts the biggest economic stimulus they've ever seen' 

Times Union - Forum hears pros, cons of tougher emission limits

Crain's New York - Single-payer push ramps up again; industry groups point out flaws

NY Daily News - Labor leaders optimistic bill penalizing companies for outsourcing call-center jobs will pass in Dem-controlled Albany

The Buffalo News - Another Voice: Banning plastic bags will hurt businesses, consumers

Albany Business Review - Business leaders watching Democratic state government, possibility of recession for 2019

The Business Journal (Buffalo) - Survey: Confidence remains sluggish among Buffalo business leaders

The Daily News (Western NY) - Legislative luncheon: Representatives and lawmakers outline opportunities and challenges lying ahead for Orleans County

The Rome Sentinel - Assemblyman joins rally against changes in how restaurant servers paid

Rochester City Newspaper - Forecasting the Region's Economy 

The Villager - Gov targets 100% clean energy by ’40; Some say it’s not enough