Monthly Archives: July 2012

Small Business Headlines – July 31st

As July ends, the news has been slow this week… Remember the debt ceiling debacle at the federal level?  Guess what…the issue is looming in New York.  Workers Comp costs are not helping the problem. Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing … Continue reading

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Mandate Relief is not a Left/Right Issue

I think it is apropo that Capital Tonight has been talking to those on the left and right of the looming fiscal cliff that is facing New York, and really most states across the country.  The last year and a … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 27th

A rainy day in the Capital District but those of us that live here dodged a major weather bullet.  My thoughts are with those in the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley that are dealing with devastation from yesterday’s storm. The … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 26th

With the threat of severe storms…stay safe out there… Curious how the state doles out aid to school districts?  The Citizens Budget Commission has a new interactive map that will do just that. EPI released the findings of a new … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 23rd

Throughout the weekend, the potential toll hike remains squarely in the news.  On Friday afternoon, NFIB and Unshackle Upstate worked to keep the pressure on.  More here. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle does a fine job explaining how a toll … Continue reading

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You DID Build That!

Weeks like this, I hope, remind you why you joined NFIB. President Obama’s jaw-dropping comments over the weekend, where he said “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” felt like a punch … Continue reading

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Toll Hikes…Project Labor Agreements…Open for Business?

There has been a mixed bag of news this week for small business in New York. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced a reduction (1.2%) in workers compensation rates for employers. A few months ago, it was widely reported that employers were … Continue reading

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NFIB Responds to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2012 — The following statement is the response from NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner to President Obama’s declaration over the weekend that “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 13th

Stay vigilant!  It is Friday the 13th after all… The State Department of Labor says that there will be no relief from the state for the unemployment fees. Nationwide Insurance announces that hydraulic fracturing is prohibited in relation to the … Continue reading

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President Ignores Small Business Warning of “Fiscal Cliff”

President Obama’s politically based move to block the extension of crucial, soon-to-expire tax provisions will have very real consequences to small businesses. His decision to increase taxes on all Americans who earn more than $250,000, small-business owners in particular, will … Continue reading

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