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NFIB/NY Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Budget

“For the third year in a row, Governor Cuomo’s proposed fiscal plan maintains the theme of fiscal responsibility continues to right-size state government and closes the current budget gap while rejecting any new tax increases.  Financially, this budget proposal is … Continue reading

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Disappointment in Cuomo and other News of the Day

Yesterday I issued comments on the rumor that Governor Cuomo was “punting” on the difficult conversation on the Triborough Amendment.  While the truth of his comments have yet to flushed out, I find it very disappointing on many levels.  First, … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Troubled by Rumor that Cuomo will Sit Out Fight over Mandate Relief

Albany (August 23, 2012) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that Governor Cuomo should set the record straight on whether he favors repealing a law that lets public unions keep their current contracts long after they … 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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Scaffold Reform: Just one way to open NY for Business

Did you know that if a worker is injured while intoxicated or ignoring safety training, that a property owner and contract could be held accountable for full damages? This is what happens now under the law, is this fair? Is … Continue reading

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Mandate Relief is not a Left/Right Issue

I think it is apropo that Capital Tonight has been talking to those on the left and right of the looming fiscal cliff that is facing New York, and really most states across the country.  The last year and a … Continue reading

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Toll Hikes…Project Labor Agreements…Open for Business?

There has been a mixed bag of news this week for small business in New York. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced a reduction (1.2%) in workers compensation rates for employers. A few months ago, it was widely reported that employers were … Continue reading

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New York Drops from 26th to 34th in CNBC Business Survey

For all the recent talk that “New York is open for business” and how the last two legislative sessions have been “transformative” for New York’s economic future…some cold water. The new CNBC survey on the top states for business shows … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag for New York’s Small Businesses in 2012

While the legislature is still passing some bills, the 2012 legislative session is nearing the end.  Compared to recent years, it has been a rather ho-hum affair.  Now, in some ways this is not all bad, but really, for New … Continue reading

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NFIB on Chamber Report: Don’t Pop the Champagne Corks Yet

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report that ranks New York 10th in the nation in economic performance.   Now, New York rarely, if ever, receives good marks in the areas of taxes, regulatory and business climate, etc.  And … Continue reading

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