News

27
Sep
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—"The proposal to eliminate state and local tax deductibility is unacceptable to New Yorkers," said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. "It is not only unfair, it goes against the principles of taxation on which this nation was founded
25
Sep
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today announced the winners of this year’s Annual Meeting awards. The Annual Meeting is the Council’s signature event, held each year at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY. The Annual Meeting, which began earlier today, attracts hundreds of the state’s top thought leaders in the worlds of business, politics and media
07
Sep
2017
ALBANY, NY—Earlier today The Business Council of New York State, Inc. sent a letter to the state’s Congressional delegation urging them to protect state taxpayers during negotiations over comprehensive reform of the nation’s tax code. The body of the letter is pasted below, and a copy of the version sent to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D, NY), may be found here
18
Aug
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Constitution Pipeline will bring affordable energy to New York families and businesses without any state subsidy or significant environmental impacts. Although we are disappointed with the court’s decision, we remain confident that the Constitution Pipeline will provide a bridge to New York’s energy future, and should be approved and built
07
Aug
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—Amber Mooney, manager of government affairs for The Business Council of New York State, Inc., has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study education attainment and workforce development along with 20 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States
27
Jun
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today joined with sixteen other groups, representing a diverse coalition of companies and organizations who regularly conduct business with the state, to formally call for the state to rescind Executive Order 162. “The Executive Order may be well-intentioned, but it is fatally flawed and cannot be fixed through informal guidance or implementation plans,” said Heather C
15
May
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“We promised this year’s historic workers’ comp reforms would provide significant relief to state businesses, and already those promises are being kept,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The 4.5 percent rate decrease in loss cost assessments submitted by NYCIRB for approval to the Department of Financial Service translates into nearly half a billion dollars in lower comp costs for state employers
01
May
2017
New Yorkers for Affordable Energy supports Natural Gas as a catalyst for job growth-  launch new website, www.affordableenergyny.com ALBANY, N.Y.—Community, labor and business leaders from across the state joined today to announce the launch of New Yorkers for Affordable Energy, a coalition dedicated to supporting access to cleaner, reliable and affordable sources of energy for residential and business consumers
10
Apr
2017
ALBANY, NY — “The Business Council is incredibly disappointed with the state’s decision to change the rules and impede construction of a critically needed natural gas pipeline. Strict environmental regulation and adherence to high standards are not the adversary of good businesses. However, uncertainty and bad science are harmful to business, labor, governments and society
10
Apr
2017
ALBANY, NY—"The Business Council made passing meaningful workers’ comp reform its number one priority, and with the inclusion of significant cost-savings in this year’s budget we got the job done. Our efforts brought together more than 200 other associations, chambers of commerce and businesses who amplified the voices of thousands of employers demanding change