- NFIB to Silver: You Want Better Schools, Reform Scaffold.
- NFIB Legal Center Submits Hard-Ball Questions to IRS Over Affordable Care Act Regulations
- NFIB Legal Center Dissents in Sarbanes-Oxley Case
- ‘Circuit breaker’ won’t fix New York’s property tax problem
- Should Antitrust Laws Apply to State and Local Governments Engaged in Anticompetitive Market Conduct?
Author Archives: Mike Durant
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address. It was a panacea of proposals covering the entire spectrum of public policy. NFIB/NY’s response was generally positive and receptive to the tax and regulatory reform proposals, with some … Continue reading
Most of Cuomo’s blueprint is positive, says NFIB, but small business owners caution against circuit breaker initiative as a property tax shift, not a real fix Albany (January 8, 2014) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of … Continue reading
Many restaurants that continue to include automatic gratuities on checks for large parties of six or eight will face additional paperwork and costs due to an IRS Ruling that takes effect January 1, 2014. The IRS Ruling is in fact … Continue reading
New York’s notorious scaffold law has a broad negative impact. The dramatic increase of costs on schools, municipalities, small business and taxpayers has ground new construction and vital infrastructure modernization to a halt. This isn’t spin, these are facts. Children … Continue reading
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that lawmakers in Albany who would like to keep tort reform on the back burner should read a new report today by a national group that named New York City one … Continue reading
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today released an ambitious legislative session for next year that features tax and regulatory reforms to improve New York’s notoriously bad business climate and legal changes to eliminate predatory lawsuits. “An unprecedented level … Continue reading
The Pataki-McCall Tax Commission, appointed by Governor Cuomo and charged with the task of offering recommendations on cutting taxes in New York has announced their findings. Within this report are recommendations that will help small businesses, such as reforming the … Continue reading
Many people that once dreamed of being their own boss could now have a big problem on their hands. And many businesses that rely on those individuals to help carry out operations could be in the same boat. This week … Continue reading
There has been a lot of talk in the media and even Congressional hearings on whether or not the source code powering the Obamacare federal website violates HIPAA privacy protections on medical records and personal health information. But this chatter … Continue reading
Efficient and convenient aren’t words usually associated with state government. But small business owners in New York State may soon be able to breathe easier knowing that there’s at least one thing that the state is trying to improve for … Continue reading