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07
Apr
2021
“The final budget agreement contains a significant increase in the cost of state government, and – given a substantial influx of federal funding -- an unnecessary multi-billion-dollar tax increase, including an increase in business taxes. By all accounts, the additional spending and additional tax hikes were driven by legislative demands, going well beyond the Executive Budget’s proposals
11
Mar
2021
The Business Council submitted a message to all New York State Lawmakers regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. We are urging the legislature to carefully balance the state’s social and economic development needs while recognizing raising taxes, while the economy remains fragile and the need for additional state resources has already been met, would be a mistake that will further harm New York
23
Feb
2021
Testimony to Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee   FY 2022 Executive Budget: Taxation Presented by: Ken Pokalsky Vice President February 23, 2021   My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
23
Feb
2021
Print Friendly PDF Testimony to Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee   FY 2022 Executive Budget: Economic Development Presented by: Ken Pokalsky Vice President February 23, 2021   My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
01
Feb
2021
A survey was conducted between November 18 and November 22, 2020 of 601 registered voters in New York State, with the goal of understanding their opinions around the current health care system in New York State and their attitudes toward the New York Health Act. This research finds that, in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, voters would prefer to keep their current insurance as opposed to adopting a New York State government-run plan
27
Jan
2021
The Business Council of New York State Inc. Approves Three New Board Members     Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., on Monday, January 25 elected three new board members during a meeting of the Board of Directors. Due to COVID-19 and gathering restrictions, the meeting was conducted virtually
17
Jan
2021
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jack Vandervort. Jack was a consummate professional and better friend. From a professional standpoint, Jack was instrumental in helping create what is currently The Business Council as his dedication was immeasurable, spanning three decades serving as a board member and continuing his support as a long-term member
09
Dec
2020
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Father Peter Young.  An icon in the Capital District, Father Young devoted his life to serving those less fortunate and improving the lives of individuals struggling with addiction.  It was a great honor for The Business Council to recognize those efforts and build on his message of selfless service by creating the Father Peter G
08
Oct
2020
The Business Council of New York State Inc., PAC announces 2020 Legislative Endorsements Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following 2020 Legislative endorsements. Endorsements are based on a combination of factors, including but not limited to legislators’ voting records and their engagement with The Business Council on our advocacy agenda, candidate’s response to the PAC’s policy questionnaire and their positions on key policy issues
06
Oct
2020
"It’s a sad day for me personally and all of New York State. Joe Bruno was a dedicated public servant, a great boss and tremendous ally to New York State business. His three decade long leadership made New York State better and led to positive economic growth in his Capital Region home district. Joe Bruno will be missed by many friends and family, including myself as I am heartbroken today