The 2016 Legislative session will commence this coming Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

On January 7, 2016, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership holds its 2016 Advocacy Agenda Rollout & Public Officials reception.

Also on January 7, the Senate Labor Committee is holding a public hearing “to examine the overall impact increasing the statewide minimum wage to $15/hour would have on workers, employers, and the state as a whole.”

The Board of Regents holds its next meeting on January 11 and 12.

Gov. Cuomo will hold his State of the State/Budget Address on Wednesday, January 13 in Albany.

On January 14, the Rochester Business Alliance/Greater Rochester Chamber will hold a Policy Matters event with newly-elected Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo.

On January 15, the Rochester Business Alliance/Greater Rochester Chamber will hold a Minimum Wage Employer Forum.

On January 16, the Greater Binghamton Chamber holds its Economic Forecast 2016.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) holds its next meeting on January 21.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) holds its next meeting on January 26.