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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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Small Business is Not “Hap-Hap-Happy”

Apparently, Governor Cuomo has proclaimed the recently enacted budget as a “love document”.  Exactly who the love is for and what that means is up for others to interpret.  For small business the answer is obvious, and no, we are … Continue reading

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Small Business Reacts to Final Budget Deal

After the announced agreement last week, negotiations on a variety of issues continued through the weekend.  Today, we issued the following statement on the final state budget deal. ALBANY (March 25, 2013) – All of the following may be attributed … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Joins Business Leaders and Senate Republicans Against Energy Assessment

  The Senate Republican Conference issued the following press release… Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference were joined Tuesday by leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove the proposed … Continue reading

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Nuance Within New York’s Budget Proposal

As we continue to review Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, a few things jump out right away.  The first is that, at the macro level, the plan is sound financially and does not increase taxes.  The second, is that there are … Continue reading

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Governor’s Address Cause for Hope and Concern

Is the glass half full or half empty?  With yesterday’s State of the State address by Governor Cuomo, once fully digested, it is fair to say that this simple little question could be difficult to answer. On the one hand, … 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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A Budget Deal..

While most of the attention was in Washington D.C. with NFIB’s historic court case, a budget deal was made here in Albany.   I think, and most observers agree, it is a rather ho-hum quiet affair.  Not to say that anytime … Continue reading

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NFIB at the Supreme Court and New York Budget Update

Quite a busy day for NFIB, here in Albany and in Washington DC. As I pointed out earlier, today marks the beginning of an historic moment in both our Nation’s and NFIB’s history.   Day one of the Obamacare Lawsuit is … Continue reading

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