Monthly Archives: July 2012

New York Drops from 26th to 34th in CNBC Business Survey

For all the recent talk that “New York is open for business” and how the last two legislative sessions have been “transformative” for New York’s economic future…some cold water. The new CNBC survey on the top states for business shows … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 10th

No lack of news today…. and the most dominating story for NFIB is on the UI Assessment Surcharge that I wrote about on Friday. Last night, I talked with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight along with Unshackle Upstate Executive Director … Continue reading

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Employers Hit Again by Interest Assessment Surcharge (IAS)

In 2009, New York borrowed over $4 billion from the federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund.  As I always say, nothing is ever free! The interest due in 2012 on this loan is $102 million.  This means, if they haven’t … Continue reading

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Regions or State Know Best?

Curious about how a project in your region was “scored” by the state during the 2011 regional economic development council process?  You can see that data here. Interestingly, some projects that had the support of the regional council leaders received … Continue reading

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Did You Know? PPACA Implementation Timeline: What to Expect and When

With last week’s SCOTUS ruling on the Affordable Care Act behind us, NFIB felt it would be a good idea to highlight some of the key provisions of President Obama’s healthcare reform bill.  Below is a timeline of implementation and … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 5th

Full of fireworks, parades, hot dogs and the large dose of Americana that the Fourth of July brings?  I hope so! Will a new environmental audit program collide with the Governor’s commitment to revitalize New York’s economy?  Newsday weighs in. … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – July 2nd

In what is the start of a slow week (maybe?) filled with fireworks, hot dogs and parades…some small biz news.. Feel like grading Governor Cuomo’s performance so far?  You can here. Curious to see how productive (or lack thereof in … Continue reading

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