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Tag Archives: Mandate Relief
This week I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time in Washington DC with small business owners from across the country. It truly was a tremendous event for NFIB and the voice of small business was ringing in our … Continue reading
Yesterday, the Kauffman Foundation released results from a survey that showed New York as a recipient of one of the worst ratings in the nation when it comes to small business. The full report can be found here. Below is … Continue reading
With less than a week before school budget votes are taken, and reports that an overwhelming majority of New York’s school’s are complying with the cap, it is important to look at the whole picture. Prior to enacting the tax … Continue reading
When considering construction work, can the school district/municipal government open up bidding so that all companies can submit bids for work? Local governments are subject to competitive bidding laws and must advertise for sealed bids in the manner required by … Continue reading
When a school district/municipal government purchases products and services, can it utilize national contracts or partner with another school district or town to get better pricing? New York does not allow or authorize the use of out-of-state or national cooperative … Continue reading
Has the school district suspended hiring except those positions that are neutral to the general fund? School districts may suspend hiring based on the decisions of the school board with a few notable considerations – the terms of a collectively … Continue reading
Are all school district/municipal employees contributing to the pension fund to keep it well funded? Employees contribute according to their pension system tier and therefore are only obligated to pay for a certain period of time and at a certain … Continue reading
Can a school district/municipal government freeze contributions to the pension fund? The simple answer is no. Currently, New York provides a defined benefit plan that is guaranteed by taxpayers. The contribution rate promised to employees upon entering the pension system … Continue reading
Do school district/municipal government retirees contribute to the cost of healthcare? Local government employees are entitled to benefits (health, dental, life insurance premiums, etc.) when they retire based on the contractual provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. Since healthcare contributions … Continue reading
Can school districts/municipal governments require the same level of contribution to its healthcare plan that New York State requires of its employees? The answer is no. Health insurance coverage is collectively bargained between the local government and the union but … Continue reading