Category Archives: Taxes

Cuomo against … his own agenda?

Today’s NY Post ran the following op-ed that I wrote in response to the Governor’s sudden shift in agenda.  The online version can be found here. Cuomo against … his own agenda? Would a pro-business candidate back an agenda that … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Urges Congressional Reps to Pass Tax Relief Bill Thursday

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), representing 11,000 small business owners in New York, today urged its congressional delegation to support a tax-relief bill that garnered strong bipartisan support in the past and which would be a shot in … Continue reading

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Survey Showing New Yorkers Eager to Leave Means Big-Govt. Policies Aren’t Producing Opportunities

A new Gallup Survey showing that more than four in 10 New Yorkers want to move should force policymakers in Albany to rethink what they’re doing. “New York has a government program for every problem, a regulation for every business, … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY’s Durant and Albany-Colonie President Eagan Talk Lawmakers Return to Albany

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About those “new” New York commercials…

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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 Legal Center Dissents in Sarbanes-Oxley Case

This was a disappointing week for small business in the Supreme Court. As we have argued in the past, the heavy-handed and complex requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act were never intended to apply to independent companies. The Act was meant … Continue reading

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