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The Editorial Board: ‘Benefits Cliff Calculator’ takes a step toward managing an economic hazard
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — In facing, head on, the “benefits cliff,” the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is making an important effort to help underemployed individuals who may risk losing benefits by accepting overtime or a promotion, while also assisting business owners overcome staffing problems.
The benefits cliff is a frustrating and pointless circumstance in which a worker loses important assistance by accepting additional income – overtime, a raise or even a new job. Earn even a dollar over the maximum allowed and all benefits may be forfeited. Financial improvement becomes elusive because of rules that hurt the worker, the employer and taxpayers.
As the Partnership’s president and CEO, Dottie Gallagher, pointed out, employees who decline that additional income aren’t being lazy; they’re making a rational economic decision. To help counter that problem, the Partnership is providing a new online tool.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is one of several chambers of commerce from across New York State who are, as a coalition calling on Congress to ban assault weapons at the federal level. “We think this is common sense gun reform and a responsible step this country
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — Dottie Gallagher is the President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. She led that announcement and endorsed the piece of legislation. Watch the interview here.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — A coalition of business organizations in New York on Monday called for federal action on gun control legislation following a string of mass shootings across the country. The backing of federal legislation from the Business Council of New York State, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership,
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) — Another call for a federal ban on assault weapons. This is coming from the Buffalo Niagara Business Partnership and other chambers of commerce from across the state, including the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting. Police say an AR-15