Last Tuesday, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) released a list of “do’s and don’ts” for state lawmakers for the remainder of the 2015 legislative session. Among other things, the group is pushing for making the real property tax cap permanent, small business tax reforms, reform of the Scaffold Law, and an audit of the state’s economic development spending. NFIB is opposing any minimum wage increase, and any paid leave mandates.
Mike Durant, NFIB New York State Director, said:
“This session, so far, has clearly put small employers on the defensive and has highlighted some substantial misfires when it comes to investing our tax dollars for economic development….From the never-ending push to increase the minimum wage to the new effort to enact paid leave mandates, it is increasingly apparent the [Albany] agenda is shifting.”