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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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Delay is the Name of the Game for New York’s Natural Gas Development

Individuals and groups in support of safe and responsible shale gas development in New York State face yet another disappointing delay in what already has been a long review process.  During a legislative budget hearing earlier this week, Department of … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Joins Business Leaders and Senate Republicans Against Energy Assessment

  The Senate Republican Conference issued the following press release… Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference were joined Tuesday by leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove the proposed … Continue reading

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Nuance Within New York’s Budget Proposal

As we continue to review Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, a few things jump out right away.  The first is that, at the macro level, the plan is sound financially and does not increase taxes.  The second, is that there are … Continue reading

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Governor’s Address Cause for Hope and Concern

Is the glass half full or half empty?  With yesterday’s State of the State address by Governor Cuomo, once fully digested, it is fair to say that this simple little question could be difficult to answer. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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“Is New York Competitive?” Event!

I am pleased to announce an event that is taking place on September 12th!  The Empire Center for New York State Policy is hosting a discussion on the economic competitiveness of New York.  I will be sitting on a panel … Continue reading

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What’s new?

Yesterday NYS applied for a wavier from the federal government asking to reinvest $10 billion of savings created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Teamn into the state’s health care infrastructure.  The goal would be to use the savings to … Continue reading

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“Recharge New York” Allocates Reduced Power to Small Business

Every business requires energy to operate and it comes as no surprise that New York’s high energy costs are a major barrier to job creation and a significant contributor to our state’s high cost of doing business (NY ranks 2nd … Continue reading

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