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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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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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End of Session Update

As we work our way through the closing days of the 2012 session, it is unquestionably more subdued than what we saw in the halls of the Capitol last year. There are still plenty of bills that we are monitoring … 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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NY Small Biz to Bloomberg: Trim Fatty Govt and Leave Us Alone

Albany (May 31, 2012) – New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg should stop fussing over whether adults are making healthy personal choices and worry more about whether high taxes, suffocating regulations and now a ban on sugary drinks are taking the … Continue reading

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