There was no lack of small business news yesterday in Albany, as over 130 business owners representing 17 business organizations met with lawmakers to discuss many of the key issues they face today. From the ongoing (and escalating) debate regarding the ill-advised minimum wage proposal to the notorious “scaffold law” and even some talk about the yet to meet Chairmen’s Committee, no rock was left unturned and Main Street New York had their voice heard loud and clear.
I also had the opportunity to sit with Gannett’s news to discuss Small Business Day and a few other issues.
Last night, I was also privileged to appear on Capitol Tonight with NFIB/NY partner Brian Sampson, the Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate.
While yesterday was a success, there is far more work to be done, and many lawmakers seem to be willing to advocate legislation that will continue to wage war on New York’s small business owners. The next two months will be interesting, to say the least.