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Business Council urges education agenda to build a skilled workforce

Today, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. testified at a New York State Senate Education Committee hearing illustrating the need to support Common Core standards, innovative learning models and access to early learning opportunities that will help prepare New York students to meet workforce needs.

“The success of New York’s economy depends on building a skilled workforce,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.  “Many students today are unprepared to meet the needs of the workplace ─ despite the fact that New York has talented teachers and students ─ supporting Common Core, innovative learning models and early learning opportunities will help bridge the gap.”

These initiatives will foster an educational system supporting a trained workforce that is critical to the state’s economic health.

Members of The Business Council frequently cite difficulties in finding qualified workers.

Read more on The Business Council website.

Tax policy hearings scheduled

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. will testify in Albany this September at a Senate hearing on reforming New York’s tax policy.  Meetings on the issue are scheduled around the state, with the first being held in Albany at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. Other cities include Buffalo, Syracuse, Long Island and New York City.

The meetings will be led by Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and state Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Long Island who heads the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee.

The results of the meetings will be sent to Governor Cuomo for consideration in adopting new tax policies.