Category Archives: New York

New York

A Tale of Two Reports

Yesterday, the Tax Foundation praised the recently enacted tax reform in New York.  The lowering of the corporate tax rate has rapidly moved the state up the charts.  So mission accomplished right?  New York is now competitive and “open for … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: Only One Part of a Broad Plan

Earlier this month, the New York State legislature passed a budget that included several important tax reforms. NFIB/NY identified several of these measures as priorities in its 2014 Legislative Agenda, including reform of the estate tax, tax cuts for manufacturers, … Continue reading

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Albany’s Small Business Problem

In a town where superlatives flow unabated, perhaps at no greater intensity than the days that follow a state budget deal, its time for a reality check. Albany has a small business problem. This is not a new problem that … Continue reading

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State Budget Is Better Than Last Year, But Not A Grand Slam

With the final votes cast less than twelve hours earlier, yesterday morning the Governor and legislative leaders held a celebratory press conference on the enacted state budget for 2014-15.  The message, in perhaps a nod to beginning of of baseball … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Responds to Budget Agreement

“We are pleased that the announced budget agreement will continue the path of recently enacted fiscally responsible state spending plans. We also applaud the Governor and lawmakers for agreeing to substantial reform to the estate tax, providing essential financial peace … Continue reading

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NFIB NY to Albany: No Anti-business Surprises in Budget

NFIB New York State Director Mike Durant today issued the following statement on the Legislature’s effort to finalize the state budget: “As the push to finalize the state budget intensifies, small businesses are concerned by reports of new, costly mandates … Continue reading

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New York State Credit Card Surcharge Restrictions in Limbo

Do you know the New York State law regarding credit card surcharges? If not, you’re not alone. Until October 2013, New York State law prohibited merchants from imposing surcharges on credit card transactions. N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 518 (McKinney) … Continue reading

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NFIB to Silver: You Want Better Schools, Reform Scaffold.

ALBANY (March 6, 2013) – All of the following may be attributed to Mike Durant, State Director of NFIB in response to Speaker Silver’s concerns over space in New York City schools. “Yesterday, Speaker Silver expressed concerns regarding the current … Continue reading

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‘Circuit breaker’ won’t fix New York’s property tax problem

As printed in today’s Buffalo News… Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has rightfully focused on New York’s property tax burden since taking office. We were pleased to work in tandem with the administration in implementing both the highly touted property tax … Continue reading

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Spending Cap Will Ensure Tax Cuts Come To Fruition

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which supports most of Governor Cuomo’s tax cut proposals, today said the best way to ensure their full implementation is to cap state spending increases at two percent. “The Governor’s budget assumes that … Continue reading

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