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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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.
UU Partner Perspective – Why We Need to Ease Regulatory Burdens on Business as Part of Any “Economic Development” Plan
The House Small Business Committee passed a bill in July that would force federal agencies to better comply with a law already on the books requiring them to consider how regulations could impact small businesses. It’s called the 2011 Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act, and would require a full assessment of the impact that regulations will […]
Enthusiasm is running high as the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council works to prepare its strategic plan.
It is clear that the effects of Tropical Storm Irene will be felt in our Upstate communities for some time. While all reports indicate that we were prepared for the storm, it is a reminder of how little control we humans have over Mother Nature. So now the clean-up begins. And as if that won’t […]
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 […]
So here we sit today waiting for what is now called the “big ugly” (what a bill that has many issues in it as opposed to being a single bill is known as), to get introduced and passed by both houses. From there, the “big ugly” is off to the Governor for his signature. So […]
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 […]
My Fellow New Yorkers, You elected me to be your voice in Albany and to make tough decisions. Few issues are as critical to the future of our state as reforming our education system. Right now, we rank number one in the nation in spending per student, and number 34 in student achievement. Worse still, […]