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 now in the books. For a Round up from NFIB’s own Karen Harned, click the link below.

Obamacare Lawsuit Day 1 Recap at the Supreme Court with NFIB’s Karen Harned

Tomorrow is the day the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the Individual Mandate.

Stay tuned!

In New York budget news, the Governor and legislature moved closer to agreement on all outstanding issues surrounding the implementation of a new state fiscal plan.  With three of the major budget bills now aging on lawmaker’s desks, all signs point to completion before the week ends, and a few days before the April 1st start of the new fiscal year.

UPDATE – I posted too soon! It is being reported that lawmakers have reached a tentative budget deal…

More on this to follow…

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About Mike Durant

Mike Durant was named New York State Director of NFIB in May 2011. Prior to joining NFIB as the Assistant State Director in May 2010, Durant began his career in the New York Senate working in the Office of Member Services. From there, he served in a number of positions during former New York Governor George E. Pataki’s administration. As a Research Specialist in the New York State Office of Demographic Policy, Mike was responsible for drafting a redistricting proposal for Governor Pataki. In addition, Mike served as a Research Specialist for the Empire State Development Corporation, as well as the Associate Commissioner of Human Resource Management with the New York Department of Labor. Durant also spent four years working at the Questar III BOCES as a specialist focusing on the complex formulas that drive aid to school districts across the state while also taking a lead role in the state legislative/budget process as it related to education policy. These past positions have given Mike a deep understanding of the complex political economics of the State of New York. Active in the community, Durant has served on a number of boards in both the village of Ballston Spa and Town of Milton. Durant received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and resides in Ballston Spa with his wife and two children.
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