For Buffalo Niagara employers, the New York State Legislative session could not have ended soon enough. Still reeling from the passage of a State Budget this spring that cemented New York’s earned reputation as one of the least business friendly states in the nation, employers were bracing for another round of mandates, regulations and cost-shifts in the final weeks of legislative activity.
There are just a handful of weeks left until the State Legislature wraps up the 2016 session and leaves Albany behind for another year. The end of session crunch is typically defined by heavy legislative activity, but there are strong indications this year’s session may wind down with little fanfare. Whether a little or a lot gets done over the next month, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and our allies are making sure state legislators know what is important to New York’s employers.
In front of a capacity crowd, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its Action Agenda for the 2015 state legislative session.
The agenda underlines and communicates the advocacy priorities of the Buffalo Niagara employer community to the Governor and local members of the State Legislature.
Back in 2010, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership kicked off the “Remember in November” campaign – an effort to “flip” control of the NYS Senate from Democrat to Republican.
We made that choice not because of partisan politics, but because of geographic struggles that our state continues to deal with: Upstate versus Downstate.
Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget is the official start of the Albany season. Here’s our take on the details. This blog will be a great resource for members now and in the the future.