Monthly Archives: June 2012

With Disappointment Comes Resiliency

Without a doubt, yesterday was not the outcome NFIB hoped for.  While there is disappointment, the staunch advocacy for our members has never been stronger and continues.  I believe that there are no greater people than those that were bitten … Continue reading

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Supreme Let-Down

The Supreme Court has made the tragic decision to uphold the health-care law, including the individual mandate that will require every American to purchase health insurance whether they want it or need it. And while it is devastating to lose … Continue reading

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Small Business News for Primary Day

Today is Primary Day (for federal office seekers)!  Elections are being held for candidates seeking a seat in the House and for the GOP candidate to face off against Senator Gillibrand. All eyes were on Washington D.C. yesterday morning as … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag for New York’s Small Businesses in 2012

While the legislature is still passing some bills, the 2012 legislative session is nearing the end.  Compared to recent years, it has been a rather ho-hum affair.  Now, in some ways this is not all bad, but really, for New … Continue reading

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You Sent Obamacare to the Supreme Court, Now Stop “Taxmageddon”

At any moment, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide on NFIB’s lawsuit contesting President Obama’s foolhardy health reform plan. We have no doubt that it violates the Constitution and believe a majority of justices will agree. Trampling on … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 20th

Second to last day of the legislative session is already under way.  Much like my update yesterday, things remain functional and less subdued than we have seen in past years. Has Governor Cuomo lost his “fizz” in year two?  Former … Continue reading

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End of Session Update

As we work our way through the closing days of the 2012 session, it is unquestionably more subdued than what we saw in the halls of the Capitol last year. There are still plenty of bills that we are monitoring … Continue reading

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NFIB on Chamber Report: Don’t Pop the Champagne Corks Yet

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report that ranks New York 10th in the nation in economic performance.   Now, New York rarely, if ever, receives good marks in the areas of taxes, regulatory and business climate, etc.  And … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 15th!

As we wind down the second to last week of the legislative session here in New York, a round up of news from the past 48 hours.. The development of natural gas was a hot topic at the Capitol this … Continue reading

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Need Courageous Leadership? Ask Gov. Walker, Small Business Owners

It takes a lot of courage to start a small business. It takes even more courage to stick with it during tough times like these when the nation’s financial structure is wobbling, uncertainty fills the air and even the basic … Continue reading

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