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06
Jun
2019
Contact: Patrick Bailey (518.465.7511)  For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019 The Business Council of New York State Urges Lawmakers to Rethink Expanding Prevailing Wage   Proposed Legislation Would Increase Private Sector Economic Development Projects by Up to 25%  Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State, today, sent a memo to legislators countering recent arguments for expanding the public works prevailing wage mandate in New York State
04
Jun
2019
Testimony to Senate Standing Committees on Consumer Protection & Internet and Technology  June 4, 2019 Chairman Thomas, Chairwoman Savino, Senators. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. My name is Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc
29
May
2019
“We are supporting this bill because it sends a signal to Washington that comprehensive immigration reform is a necessary business issue, and because it’s the right and decent thing to do,” said Heather C. Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State.  “It is an opportunity to support billions in annual economic activity, and state and local tax collections, driven by hardworking undocumented families around the state
28
May
2019
Testimony to Senate Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Health   The New York Health Act A.5248/S.3577  Presented by Heather Briccetti Esq. President/CEO May 28, 2019 My name is Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of the Business Council of New York State. On behalf of The Business Council and our more than 2,300 members – businesses large and small all across the state – I wish to submit these comments into the record as part of this committee’s hearing on a resolution in support of the New York Health Act
17
May
2019
Testimony to The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation RE: Climate Change and Workforce Presented by Name: Darren Suarez Title: Senior Director Of Government Affairs May 17, 2019 Good afternoon, let me start by thanking the members of this Committee for including the Business Council in this hearing
14
May
2019
May 14, 2019     Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor Executive Chamber State Capitol Albany, NY  12224     Dear Governor Cuomo:   The Business Council of New York State believes the economic vitality of our community is at risk if the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is not approved and built
07
May
2019
Statement from Patrick Bailey, Director of Communications, The Business Council of New York State: “T-Mobile’s continued commitment to New York State, and the Rochester area in particular, is exciting news for the entire region. The economic benefits and creation of private sector jobs are far reaching from the construction of a new facility, to the commitment of more than 1,000 long term positions that will generate more than $70 million annually in salaries
03
May
2019
The Business Council of New York State Applauds Investment In Workforce Development Programs  $175 Million Initiative Will Help Grow Pipeline Between Education and Businesses   Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State, Inc., the statewide chamber of commerce for New York, praised the recent announcement by Governor Cuomo to invest $175 million in Workforce Development initiatives
22
Apr
2019
The Business Council's Response to ON Semiconductor's Investment in the Hudson Valley    From Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council of New York State Inc.:   “Today’s announcement of significant private sector investment and job growth in the Hudson Valley is excellent news for the region and the State
10
Apr
2019
The Business Council of New York State’s Response to Executive Order Regarding Pipelines   From Heather Briccetti, President and CEO: “Today’s executive order is necessary to reestablish the integrity of the Water Quality Certification process, and to preclude individual states from arbitrarily and unscientifically denying permits for urgently needed energy infrastructure