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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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Obamacare: The Law of Unintended Consequences

A few weeks ago President Obama took the unusual step of involving himself in an administrative matter that would have been otherwise handled by people many levels below the Oval Office.  He personally crafted a “solution” to a problem affecting … Continue reading

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Sack the NYC Plastic Bag Tax

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) urged lawmakers in Albany to sack a tax on plastic bags proposed by several New York City Council members. “It’ll be a headache for small businesses to administer and another nuisance tax for … 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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2013 A Step Back For Small Business

When the Senate adjourned just prior to 7am on Saturday, the 2013 legislative session officially ended.  Since then, we have read quotes like “most productive legislative session ever”.  Really!?  For who?! Outside of two necessary reforms incorporated in the state … Continue reading

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ICYMI – Governor Perry is NY Bound

If this doesn’t put Albany on notice, than I do not know what will.  Talk about two states with very, very different attitudes towards economic development and small business. Here is what NFIB/NY had to say earlier this week.. Albany … Continue reading

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Ad Campaign Alone Can’t Repair New York’s Image

Perhaps you have seen them.  They run constantly.  Whether during the recent NCAA basketball tournament or your evening news, there they are. “…the New New York State…”. Today’s column by Bill Hammond of the NY Daily News captures the essence … 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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