The 2013 legislative session produced mixed results for Rochester and the business community. While we are pleased to report that progress was achieved on several agenda items, there are key areas where the legislature failed to take action. State Budget: The 2013-14 budget was delivered on time for the third year in a row and […]
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Last Wednesday night, Gov. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senator Dean Skelos and Senator Jeff Klein announced that they had reached “conceptual agreement” on a 2013-14 state budget. The $135.1 billion budget (which totals $143 billion when federal money related to Super Storm Sandy is included) will increase the state’s minimum wage in three phases, […]
During my first year of college, I was exposed to a greater wealth of knowledge than I had ever experienced before. When it came time to decide how I was going to spend my summer, I soon realized that what I really wanted was another learning experience: an opportunity to expand what I learned in […]
The Triborough is an important place to start with mandate relief, but it is not a solution by itself. As the governor mentioned in his State of the State address, pension reform is key in 2012. Creating a Tier VI Defined Contribution Plan would save the state and taxpayers dollars. But mandate relief goes far beyond teachers and unions. We need to spur job creation as well as make our communities more affordable. In Unshackle Upstate’s 2012 agenda, released today, we focus on the importance of small changes that can have a big impact.