Monthly Archives: March 2012

NFIB President Comments on Final Day at the Supreme Court

  National Federation of Independent Business President and CEO Dan Danner today released the following statement concerning the final day of oral arguments in the organization’s legal challenge to the federal health-care law:   “Today, lawyers for NFIB and 26 … Continue reading

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A Budget Deal..

While most of the attention was in Washington D.C. with NFIB’s historic court case, a budget deal was made here in Albany.   I think, and most observers agree, it is a rather ho-hum quiet affair.  Not to say that anytime … Continue reading

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New York’s Notorious Scaffold Law

I am often asked to point out a law or regulation that is indicative of New York’s dubious anti-business reputation.  The answer can be, arguably I grant it, the notorious “Scaffold Law”.  So what is it you ask? “Scaffold law” … Continue reading

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Small Business Confident after Supreme Court Argument

Below is a statement issued a few minutes ago regarding this afternoon’s events at the Supreme Court.. Albany (March 27, 2012) – The group representing small businesses in the Supreme Court this week in the landmark case against the federal … Continue reading

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NFIB at the Supreme Court – Day 2

Today was the day many political observers had dubbed as the “main event” at the Supreme Court.  Based on the reports out of Washington D.C., the “event” lived up to the billing. On the docket today, was the critical debate … Continue reading

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NFIB at the Supreme Court and New York Budget Update

Quite a busy day for NFIB, here in Albany and in Washington DC. As I pointed out earlier, today marks the beginning of an historic moment in both our Nation’s and NFIB’s history.   Day one of the Obamacare Lawsuit is … Continue reading

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NFIB’s History-Making Lawsuit

Today is a very proud day to be part of the NFIB team.  Today, marks the date that NFIB takes its landmark challenge of Obamacare to the Supreme Court of the United States. NFIB has challenged the law based on … Continue reading

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Random Musings – March 22nd Edition

This week has seen the action in Albany to be somewhat muted compared to the flurry of activity last week.  Budget negotiations are in the final stages and all signs point to completion early to middle of next week. Minimum … Continue reading

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As the Final Budget Deal Looms…Resist Efforts To Hike Minimum Wage!

In yesterday’s New York Post, two NFIB/NY members were quoted prominently in an article describing the realities of a minimum wage hike on small businesses.  As I and other partners have been saying for the past few months, this will … Continue reading

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March Madness!

Yes…the basketball tournament has begun, but before we all get glued to our televisions or radios, significant “madness” occurred in and around the State Capitol last night (or very, very early this morning). What started as an agreement on redistricting … Continue reading

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