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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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POLITICIANS COULD LEARN FROM SANDWICH MAKER

“If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist.” Fred Deluca, founder of Subway restaurants, made this statement on CNBC this week and caused a shudder throughout America.  Some because they love those tasty sandwiches, but most because it is … Continue reading

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Will Small Business Support Changes to Michigan’s Initiative Petition Process?

Michigan’s Constitution allows citizens to initiate legislation and also repeal existing Public Acts by gathering a required amount of signatures within a prescribed time frame and putting the proposed legislation (or rejection of current legislation) on a statewide ballot for … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Talking Economic Development and Legislative Battles on the Tube!

Recently, I have had the fortune to discuss minimum wage, the State budget and the state of New York’s economy.  Hear what NFIB/NY has to say.. With Gannett’s Albany Bureau and on Capital Tonight with NFIB/NY’s partner Brian Sampson of … Continue reading

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Small Business Has Big Influence

New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan recently wrote an article entitled, “What the Small Player Can Expect When Using a Lobbyist,” and suggested that small businesses are at a disadvantage when it comes to having their interests represented before lawmakers. … Continue reading

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