Monthly Archives: February 2013

Speaker Silver Lacks Clear Understanding of New York Small Business Needs

A day after Speaker Sheldon Silver again called on an ill-advised raise in labor costs by 20 percent and doubled down on a call to kill off the enormous economic potential for natural gas development, the National Federation of Independent … Continue reading

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Will Small Business Support Changes to Michigan’s Initiative Petition Process?

Michigan’s Constitution allows citizens to initiate legislation and also repeal existing Public Acts by gathering a required amount of signatures within a prescribed time frame and putting the proposed legislation (or rejection of current legislation) on a statewide ballot for … Continue reading

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Can You Afford a Minimum Wage Increase?

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama unveiled his latest proposal to influence free market outcomes: raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. For businesses across the country, he said, it would mean customers with … Continue reading

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The State of Small Business in Michigan

While Michigan is on right track, federal policies are counterproductive The state’s leading advocate for small business owners presented the “State of Michigan Small Business” before the state House Commerce Committee. The presentation explored the common definitions and perceptions of … Continue reading

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NFIB Responds to Property Tax Cap Challenge

Albany (February 20, 2013) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading advocate for small business owners, today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit waged by the teachers union … Continue reading

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NFIB Blasts Silver’s Bait and Switch on Minimum Wage

Albany (February 14, 2013) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading advocate for small business owners, today issued the following statement in response to a new minimum wage proposal by Assembly … Continue reading

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Helping the rich get richer – Why raising the minimum wage causes maximum harm to the poor

Why shouldn’t teenagers living at home with their well-to-do parents get a raise?  Why shouldn’t highly paid union employees get a bump in pay? So what if poor people end up with no jobs, reduced hours and higher prices on … Continue reading

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Could Instant Replay Have Caught the President’s Quarterback Sneak?

There are few moments during sports events such as Super Bowls that capture fans’ attention more than when the refs call for an instant replay. Now that Super Bowl XLVII is in the record books, perhaps it’s time Congress considers … Continue reading

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Small Business Reacts to Women’s Chamber on Minimum Wage Hike

Albany (February 7, 2013) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading advocate for small business owners, today issued the following statement in response to the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and other … Continue reading

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Film FrackNation Comes to Albany February 11th!

Join the conversation and learn the truth!  NFIB/NY is happy to join with our allies in the push to allow natural gas development in New York in spreading the word on this terrific event!  Click on the poster for RSVP … Continue reading

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