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NYC’s listing as “Judicial Hellhole” Should Remind Albany of the Need for Tort Reform

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

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NFIB/NY Unveils 2014 Legislative Agenda

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

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The Tax Relief Debate In New York Begins

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

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Employee Misclassification: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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

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New HIPAA Rule May Extend to Your Business

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

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Broad-Based Tax Relief is a “Must” in New Plan

For the second time in recent months, governors from other states have visited New York to promote the advantages of working and living elsewhere.  Earlier this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that the Lone Star State is Wide Open … Continue reading

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Small Biz Applauds Enactment of Agriculture Assessment Cap

Great news for New York’s family farms!  Today, Governor Cuomo announced that he has signed the legislation capping the annual agriculture assessment! Below is our statement… “By signing the cap on agriculture assessments, Governor Cuomo has sent a strong message … Continue reading

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Last-Place Biz Ranking Should Boost Cuomo’s Plan to Cut Taxes

Another study, another last place finish for New York. Or perhaps, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Either way, recent weeks in Albany have seen a laser like focus on New York’s substantial tax burden.  We … Continue reading

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One Week to Go before Obamacare Deadline

With only one week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and the individual health exchanges are open, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that many small businesses remain … Continue reading

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New York Needs Tax Reform to Match the Rhetoric

Recent weeks have seen both Governor Cuomo and the State Senate express interest in reducing New York’s staggering tax burden.  That’s encouraging and long overdue.  When you consider the facts, tax reform should have been a priority in Albany long … Continue reading

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