Monthly Archives: January 2013

Small Business Has Big Influence

New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan recently wrote an article entitled, “What the Small Player Can Expect When Using a Lobbyist,” and suggested that small businesses are at a disadvantage when it comes to having their interests represented before lawmakers. … Continue reading

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Is Flu Season Causing Havoc to your Small Business?

The NFIB Legal Center has produced these tips for small businesses on how to keep employees healthy during flu season. Flu Season Arrives – Prepare Now to Keep Businesses & Employees Healthy Even though nightly news stories warn of an … Continue reading

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Nuance Within New York’s Budget Proposal

As we continue to review Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, a few things jump out right away.  The first is that, at the macro level, the plan is sound financially and does not increase taxes.  The second, is that there are … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Changes Delay Tax Season Opening until Jan. 30

Don’t send your tax returns to the IRS just yet. Thanks to the changes made to the imaginatively named American Taxpayer Relief Act during the fiscal cliff negotiations, the agency is pleading for your patience while it tweaks its forms … Continue reading

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Will Small Business Support Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Law?

Consumers and businesses alike have complained about the high costs of no-fault insurance required under Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. One of the features of Michigan’s no-fault law that critics claim is responsible for the higher cost is the unlimited … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Budget

“For the third year in a row, Governor Cuomo’s proposed fiscal plan maintains the theme of fiscal responsibility continues to right-size state government and closes the current budget gap while rejecting any new tax increases.  Financially, this budget proposal is … Continue reading

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Governor Deal Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Governor Nathan Deal laid out his vision, goals and agenda for 2013 and an annual budget of $19.8 billion budget that includes roughly $800 million for new construction projects.  Sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but due … Continue reading

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Despite Alarm Bells, Fiscal Cliff Did Some Good

It’s too bad Hollywood limits Academy Awards to motion pictures. Although some great movies attracted huge audiences last year, the melodrama that nearly scared American small-business owners out of their wits was Washington’s frightening “Fiscal Cliff: The Disaster.” Like most … Continue reading

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NFIB Michigan Reaction to Governor Snyder’s State of the State Address

Lansing (January 16, 2013) – Michigan’s leading advocate for small business today reacted to Governor Snyder’s third State of the State address given this evening at the State Capitol. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this evening said Governor … Continue reading

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Why Washington Needs a Nerd

When current Michigan Governor Rick Snyder decided to run for the office, his campaign theme was “One Tough Nerd”. The theme capitalized on his business background and his impressive education credentials that include a Bachelor of General Studies, Masters of … Continue reading

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