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04
May
2021
Direct Impact Study Shows At Least $800 Million Cost to Proposed Extended Producer Responsibility Act     ALBANY – Canadian based York University recently conducted a study on the impact of the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility Act (EPR) and concluded the bill would result in $800 million in direct costs for the industry, with the potential of an additional $2 to $3 billion impact on the New York State economy
13
Apr
2021
  Testimony to Joint Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation and  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications  To discuss and receive input from stakeholders on the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA).   Presented by Ken Pokalsky Vice President April 13, 2021   My name is Ken Pokalsky and I am Vice President of The Business Council of New York State, Inc
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