Business Council in the News 2020


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Niagara Gazette - Hospital staffing crisis causes insurance change

North Country Public Radio - Employers prep for post-pandemic era amid labor shortage

Times Union - Boeheim to speak at state Business Council gathering

Gotham Gazette - After Cuomo Veto and Pledge to Revisit, No New York Movement on Wage Theft Bill

City & State - New York carbon tax proposal fizzles

The Daily Star - Push to reboot financing of recycling divides businesses, local governments

Albany Business Review - The next problem for New York small biz: Skyrocketing unemployment insurance

WBFO - Supporters, opponents of HERO Act await action by Cuomo

Daily Gazette - EDITORIAL: Flawed environmental bill is bad for business

Post Journal - Poll: 43% Of Upstate CEOs Expect Economy To Be Worse In 2021

City & State - The 2021 Upstate Power 100 

MSN - New York business groups criticize corporate tax surcharge in new state budget

Buffalo Business First - What you need to know about New York's new tax increases

NYNOW - The State Budget is Nearly Done, But Some Final Sticking Points Remain

WUTQ- Frank Kerbein of The Business Council of NY Explains Employer Rules for Workers & Marijuana

WRGB - Weed and the workplace: will legalizing marijuana impact employees/employers?

WUTQ - Lev Ginsburg of NY Business Council talks Government-Run Health Act & Nursing Home Staffing

Spectrum - NYS Businesses Concerned Over Planned Minimum Wage Increase 

Gotham Gazette - The Covid Crisis Made the New York Health Act More Urgent, More Unlikely, or Both

Buffalo Business First - National Fuel’s Donna DeCarolis on NYS business climate, leadership and Covid-19

City & State - The 2020 Women’s Power 100 - Heather Briccetti #11

Albany Business Review - The Impossible Balancing Act

The Auburn Citizen - Election roundup: Sanders backs Carabajal for NY Assembly; business groups endorse three

The Ticker - Cuomo allocates federal funding towards fixing the pandemic child care crisis

WBFO- Add business leaders to those warning of a childcare crisis

WAMC- New York business leaders call for limited closures if COVID cases rise again

Buffalo Business Review- New Yorkers oppose bump in health insurance rates to cover state budget deficit, poll finds

Buffalo News - How a shutdown could be different if Covid-19 surged in New York again

TU - Rensselaer chamber named best in state by Business Council

Spectrum - Coalition Pushes Expansion of Home Visiting

NY Times - N.Y. Officials Halt Indoor Dining, Alarmed by Virus Rise in Other States

Spectrum - Vacay to States With High COVID Infection Rates? Maybe Not

TU - Cuomo adjusts quarantine order for 'non-essential' travel

WAMC - Business Council Holds Seminar On Racial Inclusion And Diversity In Business

Spectrum - Cuomo Bets On Infrastructure Push For Post-Pandemic Economy

American Business Council - Cross-border business interests call for joint Canada, U.S. post-COVID effort

Newsday - At least 671 LI companies received waivers to open as essential businesses

Buffalo News - Small businesses press Albany for help amid Coronavirus shutdowns

NY Times - New York to begin limited reopening in Upstate Region

WRVO - Businesses make plans with hopes of reopening soon

Spectrum - Companies Should Begin Planning Their Reopening Now, Business Groups Say

Wall Street Journal - New York Factories That Stayed Open During Pandemic Have Safety Tips to Share

Crain's - Business groups push Cuomo for liability protections

Politico - States weigh workers' comp for frontline workers against the cost

NY Times - Reopening of New York Could Begin Upstate After May 15, Cuomo Says

Spotlight News - CEOs do not expect quick economic recovery

Rochester Business Journal - Survey: majority of upstate businesses have suffered during pandemic

MSN - Coronavirus toll on Upstate workers: 40% laid off

NY Times - 'Worst is over' Cuomo says as states snub Trump on restarting economy

Empire Report (op/ed) - Budget decisions will tell if New York State is serious about economic recovery

Buffalo News (Editorial Board) - Prevailing wag expansion would slow the state's economy at the worst time

LoHud (Opinion) - Prevailing wage will kill downtown redevelopment renaissance Across New York  

Newsday - Governor Cuomo moves to re-start State economy 

Capitol Press Room - The Business Council on paid sick leave legislation 

Albany Business Review - Life in Balance: Heather Briccetti's day? It starts on the farm 

Press Republican - Next on the state closure list: Shopping malls

Albany Business Review - Cuomo: Businesses must reduce on-site workforce to 50% to slow coronavirus

Press Republican - MAHONEY: New York businesses hope to dodge more Albany bullets

LoHud - Why businesses in New Rochelle, across New York, hope the coronavirus outbreak quiets soon

Newsday - Sick leave for all? Cuomo proposal would mandate it

Binhamton Homepage - Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce hosts webinar about illness in the workplace

City & State - The fight for better drug deals

WKBW - How is coronavirus impacting Western New York business?

WRGB - Business Council says coronavirus could hurt New York workforce

Post Star - Business Council fighting single-payer health care touting job losses

Adweek -New York’s Privacy Bill Failed Last Session—But It Gives Us a Look at What Future Laws Might Look Like

PostStar - Heather Briccetti to speak at EDC breakfast 

Times Union - Buzz: Child care could solve hiring squeeze

WAMC - Siena Poll: More Than Half Of CEOs See No 2020 Recession

Spotlight News - SCRI Poll: Business leaders are split on economy

Politico - New York lawmakers reach deal on strike bill

Times Union - As U.K. pulls away from European union, they look to U.S. and N.Y. for trade

NY State of Politics - Business groups urge lawmakers to not reclassify "gig" workers

Times Union - Hochul touts STEM as strategy for better future

Capitol PressRoom - The Business Council's 2020 Legislative Agenda 

Post Journal - New Grad Rules Need Input From Businesses

Albany Business Review - Mandatory sick leave, the budget gap and the business climate: What the Business Council is watching at the Capitol this year

Politico - Albany has some doubts about paid sick leave proposal

Times Union - Schenectady's ice dam and flooding woes could be eased