So far, so good. It appears the 2011-12 New York State Legislative session could end without the usual flurry of bad bills that elected officials typically try to jam through in the 11th hour.
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With a state budget plan in place, New York’s legislators need to spend the rest of their time this session on important regulatory reform to make our state more business friendly.
Even though I know what all the hoopla is about, I still don’t understand the reason for the fuss.
I’m talking about all the controversy around Gov. Cuomo’s Tier VI proposal, which is sensible, much-needed reform.
With the regional council plans submitted, now is the time to focus on improving the regulatory environment so businesses can create jobs.
If you want to see what transformative change looks like, just travel fourteen miles south of Binghamton to the Pennsylvania border. Several counties in the northern tier of PA are experiencing never-before-seen growth due to the emergence of the natural gas industry. Many of these communities, once in economic despair, are in the midst of […]
Enthusiasm is running high as the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council works to prepare its strategic plan.
From the Desk of the Executive Director Brian Sampson What’s Inside A Message from Brian Sampson 2011 Legislative Session Ends* Power NY Approved* Governor Reaches Agreement with State’s Largest Employee Union* High Profile and Significant Bills That Passed Both Houses This Session* BNP to Hold Accelerate Upstate Conference* Medicaid Redesign Team Update* Board of Regents […]
From the Desk of the Executive Director Brian Sampson What’s Inside A Message from Brian Sampson Governor Cuomo Announces SAGE Commission Members* State Court System Lays Off Employees* Comptroller DiNapoli Again Proposes Budget Reforms* DiNapoli Hires Former State Democratic Chair* Attorney General’s Office Argues Before High Court for Authority to Sue Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions* […]
Why is it that once the budget is passed, there seems to be a sense that we no longer have to think about the finances of the state? Do people think that because the budget that was passed spends less and doesn’t include new taxes, we are all set? You’ve probably heard that Bobby McFerrin […]
In an effort to meet the April 1 deadline, both houses of the Legislature passed a number of budget bills today including: State Operations (A.4000/S.2800) TED (A.4010/S.2810) PPGG (A.4007/S.2807) Merger of State Entities (A.4012/S.2812) Revenue (A.4011/S.2811) Capital Projects Appropriation (A.4004/S.2804) To learn more about these bills, simply click on the bill numbers above. It appears […]