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Overcoming Supply Chain Issues

Worldwide, companies throughout every business sector are dealing with significant supply chain challenges. The Buffalo Niagara region is certainly no exception. Increased costs, labor shortages, logistical breakdowns, and a host of other issues are impacting all aspects of the economy from manufacturer to customer.

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6.29.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary Wrap Up

Advocacy Alert

Last night, New York voters selected party nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Erie County Clerk.
Primaries for U.S. House and State Senate seats will be held on August 23. No Assembly candidates in Erie or Niagara counties faced primaries.  

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6.21.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary Election #1 Next Week

Advocacy Alert

One set of primary elections will take place on Tuesday, June 28. Early voting is open now. Look up your polling place and sample ballot here: (Erie County) (Niagara County). Note that primary elections are only open to voters registered in that party.

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6.3.22 Advocacy Alert: How Albany is Ending the 2022 session

Advocacy Alert

The New York State Legislature is concluding its 2022 legislative session. The final week included a flurry of legislative activity on numerous issues of importance. Legislation that passed both houses will go to Governor Hochul’s desk for consideration. Legislation that did not pass both houses is stalled for the

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BNP Advocacy Insider – June 2022

Legislature Ends Year with Flurry of Activity The New York State Legislature gaveled out for the final time in 2022. Before doing so, it passed hundreds of bills that will head to the Governor’s desk for review. The BNP was in constant contact with state leaders throughout the last week,

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Comptroller: “Duplication” in State Workforce Efforts

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli recently released a report assessing the state Department of Labor’s workforce development efforts. The report found significant overlap, duplication, gaps, and fragmentation in state workforce development programs and services. The audit found that New York offers over 500 workforce development programs and services, administered

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6.1.22 Advocacy Alert: Legislature Considering Pay Range Mandate

Advocacy Alert

Today, 6/1, the New York State Senate will vote on a bill to mandate disclosure of pay ranges in job postings. The Assembly may also pass the bill in the next 48 hours. The legislation, S.9427A/A.10477, requires that any job postings or advertisements list a range of compensation, defined as

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5.31.22 Advocacy Alert: What to Expect as Session Nears Finish

Advocacy Alert

The New York State Legislature’s last scheduled session day is Thursday. As lawmakers prepare for elections in November, we expect a busy week of legislative activity. As the Legislature nears the end of session, here are the issues the BNP expects them to tackle: Gun Control. In the wake of

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