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The State of Small Business in New York

Last week I had the chance to talk about the recently enacted state budget and the “state of small business” here in New York.  I appreciated the time with WCNY TV and the conversation. The entire segment is worth a … Continue reading

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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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State Budget Is Better Than Last Year, But Not A Grand Slam

With the final votes cast less than twelve hours earlier, yesterday morning the Governor and legislative leaders held a celebratory press conference on the enacted state budget for 2014-15.  The message, in perhaps a nod to beginning of of baseball … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Responds to Budget Agreement

“We are pleased that the announced budget agreement will continue the path of recently enacted fiscally responsible state spending plans. We also applaud the Governor and lawmakers for agreeing to substantial reform to the estate tax, providing essential financial peace … Continue reading

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New York State Credit Card Surcharge Restrictions in Limbo

Do you know the New York State law regarding credit card surcharges? If not, you’re not alone. Until October 2013, New York State law prohibited merchants from imposing surcharges on credit card transactions. N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 518 (McKinney) … Continue reading

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NYC’s listing as “Judicial Hellhole” Should Remind Albany of the Need for Tort Reform

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that lawmakers in Albany who would like to keep tort reform on the back burner should read a new report today by a national group that named New York City one … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Streamlined Hearing Proceedings

Efficient and convenient aren’t words usually associated with state government.  But small business owners in New York State may soon be able to breathe easier knowing that there’s at least one thing that the state is trying to improve for … Continue reading

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Small Biz Applauds Enactment of Agriculture Assessment Cap

Great news for New York’s family farms!  Today, Governor Cuomo announced that he has signed the legislation capping the annual agriculture assessment! Below is our statement… “By signing the cap on agriculture assessments, Governor Cuomo has sent a strong message … Continue reading

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New STAR Exemption Requirements- Register Today!!

Homeowners in New York State have started to receive letters from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance about a new one-time registration requirement to receive the STAR tax exemption. The registration requirement aims to protect taxpayer dollars by … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Advances Tax Reform Proposal

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of testifying before the State Senate on the timely topic of tax reform in New York.  At this hearing, NFIB/NY recommended a ten-point plan to drastically reduce the tax burden on small business.  Below … Continue reading

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