Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Small Business is Not “Hap-Hap-Happy”

Apparently, Governor Cuomo has proclaimed the recently enacted budget as a “love document”.  Exactly who the love is for and what that means is up for others to interpret.  For small business the answer is obvious, and no, we are … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Responds to Announced Budget Agreement

“The announced conceptual agreement on the State budget sends a difficult and regressive message to small business owners across New York. While the agreement allows for tax cuts for small business, it in no way offsets the mandated increase in … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Member Talks Real Impact of Minimum Wage Hike

Below are excerpts from a letter that an NFIB/NY member sent describing both the personal and real impact of the proposed hike in the minimum wage. In regards to the minimum wage hike, please take a moment to consider how … Continue reading

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High Noon for New York’s Small Businesses

As budget negotiations enter the final critical stage, with all signs pointing to an early finish, New York’s small businesses have every reason to watch closely.  While there are aspects in both the Governor and Senate’s budget proposals which, in … Continue reading

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Speaker Silver Lacks Clear Understanding of New York Small Business Needs

A day after Speaker Sheldon Silver again called on an ill-advised raise in labor costs by 20 percent and doubled down on a call to kill off the enormous economic potential for natural gas development, the National Federation of Independent … Continue reading

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Can You Afford a Minimum Wage Increase?

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama unveiled his latest proposal to influence free market outcomes: raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. For businesses across the country, he said, it would mean customers with … Continue reading

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NFIB Blasts Silver’s Bait and Switch on Minimum Wage

Albany (February 14, 2013) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading advocate for small business owners, today issued the following statement in response to a new minimum wage proposal by Assembly … Continue reading

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Helping the rich get richer – Why raising the minimum wage causes maximum harm to the poor

Why shouldn’t teenagers living at home with their well-to-do parents get a raise?  Why shouldn’t highly paid union employees get a bump in pay? So what if poor people end up with no jobs, reduced hours and higher prices on … Continue reading

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Small Business Reacts to Women’s Chamber on Minimum Wage Hike

Albany (February 7, 2013) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading advocate for small business owners, today issued the following statement in response to the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and other … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Talking Economic Development and Legislative Battles on the Tube!

Recently, I have had the fortune to discuss minimum wage, the State budget and the state of New York’s economy.  Hear what NFIB/NY has to say.. With Gannett’s Albany Bureau and on Capital Tonight with NFIB/NY’s partner Brian Sampson of … Continue reading

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