News

01
Apr
2019
Below is a statement from the 40+ member coalition The Business Council of New York State Inc., joined to fight back against the expansion of prevailing wages and the definition of public work.     Statement from Don’t Block NY Building Coalition on the FY 2020 New York State Budget   “The more than 40 organizations representing the interests of millions of New Yorkers that make up the Don’t Block NY Building coalition applaud the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo for acting responsibly and removing language from the budget that would expand the definition of public works and impose construction prevailing wage on nearly all economic development in New York
01
Apr
2019
  The Business Council of New York State’s Response to FY 2020 Enacted Budget   Albany, NY – First, we congratulate the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly for making permanent the 2% property tax cap. The property cap, that we advocated for in 2011, has given homeowners and businesses alike substantial financial benefits and savings
21
Mar
2019
  Contact: Patrick Bailey (518.465.7511) For Immediate Release: March 21, 2019   Expansion of the 5-cent Bottle Return Law Will Shrink Revenue Streams of Private and Municipal Recycling Haulers    SPENCERPORT, NY – The Business Council of New York State stood with Erik Grimm of Suburban Disposal Corporation to oppose legislation to expand the Bottle Deposit Law in New York State
14
Mar
2019
  The Business Council of New York State Joins Members of New York’s Forested Economy to Oppose Current State Legislation Mandating the Elimination of Greenhouse Gas Emissions   Two Separate Proposals to Reduce Green House Gas Emissions are Expensive and Lack Technological Support   RENSSELAER, NY – The Business Council of New York State recently joined the Empire State Forest Products Association, and its members, to public oppose two separate legislative proposals, one of which calls for a 100% elimination of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by 2050
06
Mar
2019
President/CEO Heather Briccetti Esq., recently penned an op/ed in the Westchester County Business Journal discussing the importance of meeting our diverse employment needs.   The op/ed is below:   Proprietary Colleges are Key to Meeting Our Employment Needs By Heather Briccetti    Among the greatest challenges facing employers in today’s near full-employment economy is securing qualified candidates to support their local needs – this includes those supporting core business roles such as those in high-demand STEM careers, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and information technology
28
Feb
2019
Statement from The Business Council of New York State President/CEO Heather Briccetti regarding the State's decision to drop Call in Pay rules -   “This is positive news for many New York businesses, especially small businesses that would have struggled with the scheduling mandates and increased labor costs imposed by the draft rule
26
Feb
2019
Expanding prevailing wages in New York State is not good for business. We have joined with nearly 30 other business, building, construction, economic development, health care and affordable housing groups in a push to Keep New York competitive and economic development moving forward. As part of Don’t Block NY Building we opposing legislation that would artificially inflate the cost of future construction, while also discouraging public-private partnership throughout New York State
25
Feb
2019
Senior Director of Government Affairs, Darren Suarez, submits the comments regarding Local Law #2 of 2018 in the Town of Coeymans. click here. /sites/default/files/2019-02/TBC Comments on Local Law 2.pdf
14
Feb
2019
Statement from Vice President Ken Pokalsky on Amazon Leaving New York City:   “It is incredibly disappointing for New York to be losing out on one of the largest economic development opportunities in its history. The project would have provided tremendous economic benefits to the state and produced massive returns on its incentive package including estimates of over $1 billion a year in state and city revenue
13
Feb
2019
Senior Director of Government Affairs, Darren Suarez, testified Tuesday on the Climate and Community Protection Act. To read the testimony, click here. Climate Community Protection Act Senate Testimony