Category Archives: Politics

New York Cannot Afford Directional Shift

The past few weeks have been dominated by the formation of a new “Senate Majority Conference”.  This unprecedented formal “marriage” between the Senate Republican Conference and the Independent Democratic Conference, on the surface, has the opportunity to put partisan bickering … Continue reading

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Questions Abound…

Sometimes it is best to wait until the smoke clears from the field of political battle to weigh in.  As Tuesday night unfolded here in New York, it instantly became apparent that the prevailing winds brought a shroud of uncertainty … Continue reading

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Yes, You Built It. Now Vote to Make Sure You Keep It

I hope you watched the presidential debates. They have been interesting and entertaining. But sometimes they were downright frightening for small-business owners. Like when President Obama admitted that if re-elected, he will accelerate his policies that take your earnings and … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Endorses Full Slate of State Legislative Candidates

ALBANY -New York’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business, has announced 75 total endorsements to worthy candidates seeking office in both the State Assembly and Senate. “I am pleased to extend the National Federation of Independent … Continue reading

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Meet New York’s 2012 “Guardian’s of Small Business”!

NFIB/NY recently awarded our most coveted honor to an elite list of New York State Legislators.  This award is no mere token of gratitude; it must be earned. The NFIB “Guardian Award” recognizes state legislators who have, through their voting … Continue reading

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Small Business Grades New York Lawmakers 2011-12 Performance

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading small business advocacy organization, released its 2011-2012 Legislative Voting Record today.  The Voting Record identifies the top issues for New York small business owners, tracks the votes of every legislator … Continue reading

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Help Shape Our Nation – Engage with NFIB’s Social Media!

As the Republican National Convention began in earnest today, and a theme of small business and celebration of America’s entrepreneurial spirit prevalent in today’s proceedings, I thought it would be a perfect moment to highlight some of the many ways … Continue reading

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The Big Convention Reveal: Who Really Cares About Small Business?

Small-business owners have a reputation for determination, intense focus and attention to detail. These skills will come in handy when you tune into the upcoming presidential conventions to learn which political party cares more about you and your business. Like … Continue reading

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A few bits of news on a rainy TGIF

A few bits of news about various types of donations and contributions today… The NY AG is looking into tax-exempt groups’ contributions, with a focus on those that are politically based. With quite a few retirements from Congress this year, … Continue reading

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Why Small Business is Big in Politics

It seems like Washington can’t agree on anything these days, except maybe one thing: Small business. It seems everyone in Washington loves small business, or pretends they do. If you watch the news or listen to the ads, you’ll hear … Continue reading

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