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Final New York state budget needs to grow jobs and economy

As the Governor and New York State Legislature progress in final budget negotiations, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is calling for a final state budget that boost jobs and New York’s economy.

“Job creation and economic growth are key to building strong communities in New York,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “Continuing to restrain spending, implementing broad-based tax reform and mandate relief need to be a priority for a final state budget.”

The Council also debuted a new ad, “Help New York’s economy grow,” focusing on how tax cuts will help improve New York’s economy. Watch the ad below.

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Business Council Vice President of Government Affairs Ken Pokalsky’s letter to the editor was published in the Albany Times Union. Read his letter that outlines how increasing taxes won’t help create jobs in New York how tax cuts would help create a more competitive economic climate to generate good-paying jobs and healthier communities.

A study earlier this year by The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. (PPI), “Analysis of Economic Impacts of New York Corporate Income Tax Reform,” showed that when the tax reforms are fully adopted, major business and employment sectors will grow including construction, trades and business service sectors, manufacturing, and financial services.

Among the other issues of concern to The Business Council in a final state budget: Paid Family Leave, Out-of-Network Mandates, Energy Tax, Campaign Finance Reform, Brownfields, and education and tourism funding. Read more on The Business Council’s website.

WSJ: municipal finances to get state look

Erica Orden of The Wall Street Journal wrote about a plan by Governor Cuomo to address the financial difficulties local governments across the state are facing. He’ll announce his measures, including the creation of a task force, in the coming days. Click here to read Orden’s piece.

On May 1, The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. will be holding a forum on those financial pressures. The Municipal Finances: Close to the Cliff? forum will address the rising costs and growing pension and health insurance obligations which are raising serious challenges for  municipal budgets. Two of the most influential figures in the policy arena will give commentary during the two-hour event – Richard Brodsky, the former New York State Assemblyman and Senior Fellow at Demos and the Wagner School at New York University and E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow at the Empire Center for New York State Policy.

Click here to learn more and to register. Space is still available.

Help us complete the next PPI report!

Is your business involved in contract procurement? Please take a minute to fill out the Public Policy Institute’s revised contract procurement survey.  We need your feedback on this important topic to complete our next PPI report. Please note you will not be asked to provide any personal information.

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