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Healthcare Taxes Central to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal looks to close the state’s $4.4 billion deficit with a series of revenue actions – government speak for new taxes and fees.  The majority of these new taxes fall on the healthcare industry, continuing New York State’s long history of taxing healthcare to pay for healthcare. 

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New York’s Manufacturers Will Foot the Bill for Nuclear Subsidy

Governor Cuomo’s plan to have 50 percent of New York State’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 took center stage this week at an Assembly hearing.  At issue is the cost associated with executing this plan, specifically a bailout for Upstate nuclear plants that will hit manufacturers and other

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The Wait is Over – State Budget Update

The wait is over.  The Governor and the State Legislature finalized the 2017-18 State Budget over a week late, but the final package includes several wins for employers and regional economic development and crosses off a few items on our 2017 Advocacy Agenda. This budget cycle, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

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The Partnership’s Take on the Governor’s State of the State

Governor Andrew Cuomo is doubling down on the Buffalo Billion.  At his Buffalo State of the State address at the University at Buffalo yesterday, Cuomo outlined his continued commitment to the Buffalo Billion – rebranded Buffalo Billion2  (Buffalo Billion Squared).  The Governor told the crowd he will include $500 million

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Cuomo needs to extend Brownfield Cleanup Program

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will soon be presented with a bill to temporarily extend New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program and it is urgent that he approve the legislation. The Buffalo News published an opinion piece yesterday voicing support of our advocacy on behalf of the bill which has leveraged more

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The Partnership announces 2014 election endorsements

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced their full list of bipartisan endorsements for the 2014 November elections. Earlier in the campaign season, the Partnership issued endorsements for Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes in the primary campaigns. The Partnership also proudly endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo for re-election along

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