Monthly Archives: May 2012

NY Small Biz to Bloomberg: Trim Fatty Govt and Leave Us Alone

Albany (May 31, 2012) – New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg should stop fussing over whether adults are making healthy personal choices and worry more about whether high taxes, suffocating regulations and now a ban on sugary drinks are taking the … Continue reading

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NY Small Business Urges Cuomo to Block Toll Hike

Albany (May 31, 2012) – Governor Cuomo should block a 45-percent toll increase proposed yesterday by the New York Thruway Authority because it will punish small trucking firms, farmers and consumers, said the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today. … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 31st

On this last day in May, no lack of news from in and around the State Capitol yesterday.. Yesterday the Senate Majority passed their “New Jobs-NY” Job Creation plan. Efforts by the Senate Minority to add a hostile amendment that … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 30th

Another day in Albany and another day that minimum wage dominated the news.   The Albany Times Union is urging a compromise while advocates for raising the wage rallied at the Capitol.  I had a chance to weigh in on the … Continue reading

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GAO Report Backs NFIB Research on Small-Business Health Insurance Tax Credit

From the ICYMI files from last week… WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2012 — A recently released report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reaffirmed the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation’s own findings regarding the Patient Protection … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 29th

With the Memorial Day holiday in the rear view mirror and the legislature set to return to Albany tomorrow…the home stretch has begun. I know that it seems right there on a tee…but the answer for me is still and … Continue reading

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Federal Regulations Remain the Biggest Hurdle for Many Small Firms

As part of NFIB’s effort to highlight the concerns of “main street” during small business week…from DC today we have the federal regulations hurdle.. Small businesses play a critical role in our nation’s economy, and they are being rightfully recognized … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

As we enter the weekend it is important that we reflect and honor those that have served our country and committed the ultimate sacrifice. For headlines, as it has for NFIB the last seven weeks, it is all minimum wage … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines and the Senate Job Creation Plan

Yesterday the Senate Majority formally introduced their “New Jobs NY” plan.  It has some nice ideas in there and even addresses some issues that NFIB has been advocating for.  Of course the fear is that some may view this as … Continue reading

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Health-Care Costs Still Top Concern for Small-Business Owners

As we continue NFIB’s series on issues that are plaguing small business owners…from our folks in DC…today’s topic is health care costs. WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2012 — As the nation formally recognizes the important role that small business plays … Continue reading

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