Ali Townsend

Covid-19 dominates Partnership’s advocacy agenda

 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is calling for tax credits to encourage restaurants and other small businesses suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic to hire employees more quickly.
As part of his state budget proposal unveiled Tuesday, Cuomo called for a $50 million tax credit for hiring by restaurants hit hardest by Covid-19, and a $50 million tax credit for hiring by other types of small businesses hurt the most by the pandemic.
Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said it was “encouraging that the governor via his budget is signaling that there will be some extra help for very troubled industries.”