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 we waited for the Supreme Court to issue a ruling on NFIB’s historic court case against the Affordable Care Act.  The Court did not issue a ruling yesterday, so Thursday likely becomes the day.  Both the Wall Street Journal and Fox News were positive to the NFIB effort in protecting our members.

Small business news outside of primary politics has basically been limited to potential pay hikes for state legislators in the Fall and what the Governor should try to get for them.

 

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About Mike Durant

Mike Durant was named New York State Director of NFIB in May 2011. Prior to joining NFIB as the Assistant State Director in May 2010, Durant began his career in the New York Senate working in the Office of Member Services. From there, he served in a number of positions during former New York Governor George E. Pataki’s administration. As a Research Specialist in the New York State Office of Demographic Policy, Mike was responsible for drafting a redistricting proposal for Governor Pataki. In addition, Mike served as a Research Specialist for the Empire State Development Corporation, as well as the Associate Commissioner of Human Resource Management with the New York Department of Labor. Durant also spent four years working at the Questar III BOCES as a specialist focusing on the complex formulas that drive aid to school districts across the state while also taking a lead role in the state legislative/budget process as it related to education policy. These past positions have given Mike a deep understanding of the complex political economics of the State of New York. Active in the community, Durant has served on a number of boards in both the village of Ballston Spa and Town of Milton. Durant received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and resides in Ballston Spa with his wife and two children.
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