Tag Archives: Regulatory Reform

Albany’s Small Business Problem

In a town where superlatives flow unabated, perhaps at no greater intensity than the days that follow a state budget deal, its time for a reality check. Albany has a small business problem. This is not a new problem that … Continue reading

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Sensible Regulations: Two different mindsets on hiring ex-felons

A lack of employment opportunities is often cited as a contributing factor to ex-felons ending up back in the prison system. Cutting down on the number of repeat offenders in the Corrections system is one way to reduce prison costs … Continue reading

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On Repeat: NYS Employer Annual Wage Notices Due February 1st

It’s that time of year again. New York State employers are required to give workers (both new hires and existing employees) a notice of wage rates by February 1st every year. The notice should be in English and the employee’s … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

“New York’s small business owners are encouraged that the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal continues to promote fiscal responsibility and incorporates components of our small business agenda. “Governor Cuomo has rightfully focused on reducing New York’s sizable tax burden this year.  … Continue reading

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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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Open for What?

I have the absolute privilege of representing almost 11,o00 small businesses across New York.  This is not something I take lightly.  I know many small business owners personally both within and outside the NFIB membership and always make a point … Continue reading

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Exactly Who Does Albany Work For?

Let’s look at the current deck of cards Albany has laid at the feet of small business owners.. A bill that would impose factory style mandates on our family farms. Of course the AFL-CIO is leading this push. A bill … Continue reading

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The feds: Hand over your raisins and no one gets hurt

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government cannot force a small farmer to give them their raisin crop. Yes, you heard right, that wasn’t a misquote. The case concerns a 1937 law that requires raisin processors to … Continue reading

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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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NY Small Business Calls Tax Report Embarassing, Calls for Change

Albany (October 9, 2012) – A new report by the non-profit Tax Foundation ranks New York again dead last among all states for its business climate.  That, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), is an embarrassing distinction … Continue reading

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