Monthly Archives: April 2012

Small Business Day Roundup!

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 … Continue reading

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Tax Day Headlines

With the arrival of Tax Day comes grumbling, uncertainty and anger.  NFIB takes a look at some of the uncertainties small business owners face when it comes to taxes. Today mark’s the Albany return for lawmakers as they begin the … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Public Employee Contracts

Can a school district/municipal government attempt to negotiate a new contract with its employees to help control salary and benefit costs? A school district/municipal government can ask the union to negotiate a new contract but much like the inability to … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Salary and Benefit Freezes

As we edge closer to school budget vote day, some thoughts that taxpayers should be considering.  From the “Did You Know” file… Q: Can a school district/municipal government freeze salaries and benefits under the current contract for all employees at … Continue reading

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Monday’s Headlines – Tax Day Eve Edition

Happy Tax Day Eve!  Congratulations, as taxpayers in New York, we have the dubious honor of paying our share in the second largest state and local tax burden in the country (Sarcasm is free)! This morning, Siena College released a … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Headlines

New York’s Triborough Amendment Did you know that public employees in New York State still receive salary increases after their contracts expire?  As communities all across the state are faced with enormous financial pressure, New York’s infamous Triborough Amendment serves … Continue reading

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Tueday’s Headlines

Minimum Wage The minimum wage issue continues to make headlines.  Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, responding to Senator Sampson’s call to act on legislation to hike the minimum wage.  Last … Continue reading

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A Quiet Week?

For some, this week was quiet.  For NFIB in New York, not so much. Minimum Wage Momentum The talk continues to revolve around raising New York’s minimum wage.  What started, on Monday, as an issue that some lawmakers were kicking … Continue reading

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News and Notes on a Wednesday

Small Business Day 2012! On Wednesday, April 18th, small business owners from across New York will be in Albany to let their voices be heard.  While the last 18 months have seen both dramatic and incremental changes in policy for … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Issue Simmering in New York

Over the weekend, Senator Klein released a report waxing poetic on all the benefits a hike in New York’s minimum wage would bring to businesses, workers and the State’s economy.  I have discussed the minimum wage issue from time to … Continue reading

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