News

26
Apr
2022
On Tuesday, April 26, Governor Hochul announced the creation of the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development. The Business Council President & CEO, Heather Briccetti, was quoted in the Governor's press release. "We commend Governor Hochul on overhauling the state's approach to workforce development to begin with business and industry, and focus on regional- and sector-based workforce solutions for state businesses
14
Apr
2022
  The Business Council to Testify at Albany’s Draft Scoping Plan Public Hearing ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Thursday, Vice President Ken Pokalsky will be testifying to the New York State Climate Action Council in Albany, addressing concerns regarding the initial Scoping Plan in response to the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
11
Apr
2022
The Business Council Announces Finalists for the Inaugural Workforce Innovation Awards Online, Public Voting to Began Friday ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Friday the finalists for the 2022 Workforce Innovation Awards. The inaugural awards will be presented to New York’s workforce stakeholders, and recognize outstanding workforce development, education providers, as well as business leaders, focused on developing a strong and diverse talent pipeline to meet the workforce needs of local or regional businesses
07
Apr
2022
“The Business Council applauds the Legislature and the Governor for approving alcohol ‘to-go’  as part of the State Budget.  The passage of ‘to-go’ is a step towards the modernization of the ABC Laws. We also commend the Governor and Legislature for including the provision to create a temporary commission to reform ABC laws within the budget
05
Apr
2022
As budget negotiations continue, we are hopeful the legislature and the governor will consider key proposals we believe are important to the state, employers, and the workforce, including- ✔️Clean Slate initiative ✔️Health coverage for the undocumented ✔️UI debt funding pic.twitter
25
Mar
2022
  "Legalizing alcohol to-go is an important first step in modernizing New York State liquor laws, but there are further steps that need to be taken to update laws that have barely changed since 1934,” said Paul Zuber, Executive Vice President. “These restrictive Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws prohibit liquor stores from expanding to create more jobs, create fewer opportunities for New York wine and distilled spirits producers, and consumers see less choice and increased prices
24
Mar
2022
“The business argument for Covergae4All is clear.  By allowing undocumented immigrants access to the Essential Plan, we are moving that important population from expensive emergency care to more affordable primary care.  The proposal gives every New Yorker access to health coverage, helps our neighbors, and makes New York healthier – all in a fiscally responsible way
23
Mar
2022
  The Business Council Calls for State Action to Address Unemployment Insurance Debt Use of Federal Funds Would Reduce Payroll Tax Burden on All Businesses ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State is urging the state legislature to provide unemployment tax relief to state employers and begin addressing the massive $9 billion Unemployment Insurance Fund (UI) tax debt
17
Mar
2022
  "We support the legislature’s proposal to allow cannabis businesses operating under New York State law to take full advantage of state-level expense deductions available to all other businesses, and its inclusion in the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions. With the current federal treatment of cannabis, these deductions are not allowed under the Internal Revenue Code, which generally serves as the starting point for calculating state income taxes
13
Mar
2022
"We are appreciative of the Senate Democrats including health care funding for uninsured & undocumented New Yorkers. This is a reasonable and fiscally responsible way to close the uninsured gap while also protecting a vulnerable portion of the population."