Monthly Archives: January 2013

Upstate Agenda Doesn’t Align Well With Minimum Wage Push

Revitalizing the upstate economy has been a goal for policymakers in New York for decades.  Many of the jobs once provided by a booming manufacturing industry are gone from the region.  Gone as well, according to demographic research, are many … Continue reading

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Governor’s Address Cause for Hope and Concern

Is the glass half full or half empty?  With yesterday’s State of the State address by Governor Cuomo, once fully digested, it is fair to say that this simple little question could be difficult to answer. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Earth to Washington: Small-Business Fiscal Model Not Rocket Science

Although American small-business owners survived Washington’s fiscal cliff fiasco, few of them are dancing in the streets. Instead, they’re bracing for yet another government-induced crisis as early as mid-February when our national debt hits its ceiling. Although the cliff deal … Continue reading

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State of the State Response

“NFIB is pleased that Governor Cuomo remains committed to fiscal responsibility and economic development.  NFIB remains staunchly opposed to any and all efforts to increase the minimum wage and we are disappointed that the Governor used his address to make … Continue reading

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In the Starting Gate Filled with Uncertainty and Pessimism.

On the eve of the start of New York’s legislative session, it is alarming to look at the state of affairs for small business owners. They are concerned.  They are not confident.  They do not feel that better days are … Continue reading

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Resolving to be Resolute in 2013

As a business owner, one of your New Years’ resolutions might be to balance your books more regularly or to tighten up your cash flow. If only the federal government would do the same. It’s hugely disappointing that the legislative … Continue reading

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