Tag Archives: Pension Reform

Obama IRA “pension abuse” should start with government retirees

Word is that Obama’s budget plan, to be introduced this week, will propose limiting individual retirement accounts, IRAs, to no more than $3 million. The intent is to keep annual pension income to about $205,000 a year – an amount … 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, Chase and the Center for Women’s Business Research Release Study on Women-Owned Businesses

Coming to you from both Washington D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware, NFIB proudly partnered with the Center for Women’s Business Research and Chase Card Services for a comprehensive study on women-owned businesses and their battles in the economic recession.   The full … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 6th

Today represents the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  A day of heroism and courage that represented one of the major turning points of World War II.  I remember the famous “Boys of Pointe Du Hoc” speech that … Continue reading

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March Madness!

Yes…the basketball tournament has begun, but before we all get glued to our televisions or radios, significant “madness” occurred in and around the State Capitol last night (or very, very early this morning). What started as an agreement on redistricting … Continue reading

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Polls and Choices..

This morning the Empire Center for New York State Policy released results from a poll conducted last week, showing that 71% of public school teachers in New York support the choice of a defined benefit/defined contribution retirement plan and 26% … Continue reading

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The Budget Dance Begins…

Yesterday, both the State Assembly and Senate passed their one-house budget resolutions.  These resolutions are in reality “tweaks” to the Governor’s proposal, signaling the true beginning of serious budget negotiations. With the new state fiscal year beginning April 1st, the … Continue reading

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Tier VI Brings March in Like A Lion

Remember the old saying about the month of March, “in like a lion, out like a lamb” or vice versa?  Well, in Albany there usually are no lambs in March.   If the last two days are any indication, the … Continue reading

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Status Quo Is Unsustainable

Back in January, the Tax Foundation ranked New York 49th in business tax climate, a dubious distinction that has ties to the significant costs of unfunded state mandates that flow from municipalities and school districts and ultimately land in taxpayer’s … Continue reading

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