Monthly Archives: April 2012

Did You Know? Out-Of-Network Medical Bills

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

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Monday’s Small Business Headlines

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

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Some Weekend Headlines

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

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“Recharge New York” Allocates Reduced Power to Small Business

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

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Did You Know? Competitive Bidding

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

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Small Business Headlines – April 27th

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

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Did You Know? National Contracts

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

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Small Business Headlines – April 26th

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

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Did You Know? Hiring Suspensions

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

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Small Business Headlines – April 25th

As lawmakers return to Albany today…some small business news. Mitt Romney was victorious in all five primaries yesterday despite reports of low turnout. It should come as no surprise that New York’s state and local gas tax burden is among … Continue reading

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