- NFIB to Silver: You Want Better Schools, Reform Scaffold.
- NFIB Legal Center Submits Hard-Ball Questions to IRS Over Affordable Care Act Regulations
- NFIB Legal Center Dissents in Sarbanes-Oxley Case
- ‘Circuit breaker’ won’t fix New York’s property tax problem
- Should Antitrust Laws Apply to State and Local Governments Engaged in Anticompetitive Market Conduct?
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Governor Cuomo recently announced that the Department of Financial Services is investigating medical bills for out-of-network costs. All healthcare related costs have a direct impact on the high health insurance rates facing business owners in New York State. The unexpected … Continue reading
On this last day of April and the beginning of a business week at the Capitol..some small business news… Farmers represent an important piece to New York’s economic puzzle, and Newsday has a terrific article describing the adverse impact they … Continue reading
Some small business news for some Sunday afternoon reading.. Coming as no surprise to small business owners in this State, the New York Post talks about the poor economic outlook ranking (dead last) New York received in the2012 ALEC Rich … Continue reading
Every business requires energy to operate and it comes as no surprise that New York’s high energy costs are a major barrier to job creation and a significant contributor to our state’s high cost of doing business (NY ranks 2nd … Continue reading
When considering construction work, can the school district/municipal government open up bidding so that all companies can submit bids for work? Local governments are subject to competitive bidding laws and must advertise for sealed bids in the manner required by … Continue reading
Some small business headlines on a sunny, yet chilly Friday in Albany.. As New York continues to weigh the pros and cons of natural gas development, the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation says that communities that have locally banned hydraulic … Continue reading
When a school district/municipal government purchases products and services, can it utilize national contracts or partner with another school district or town to get better pricing? New York does not allow or authorize the use of out-of-state or national cooperative … Continue reading
Some news in the world of small business today… The “Chairman’s Committee”, part of the Governor’s effort to revitalize the State’s economy, is holding their first meeting today. You may recall that the lack of a meeting has been a … Continue reading
Has the school district suspended hiring except those positions that are neutral to the general fund? School districts may suspend hiring based on the decisions of the school board with a few notable considerations – the terms of a collectively … Continue reading