NFIB New York State Director Mike Durant today issued the following statement on the Legislature’s effort to finalize the state budget:
“As the push to finalize the state budget intensifies, small businesses are concerned by reports of new, costly mandates from Albany. Small business owners will be deeply disappointed if the final budget agreement includes a paid leave requirement, a costly out-of-network health care mandate or an effort to link project labor agreements to design build. All three of those measures would dramatically increase costs on small employers and taxpayers and that’s exactly what New York doesn’t need.
“The tone in Albany last fall signaled a willingness to cut taxes and reduce the cost of doing business in New York. That should remain the focus and we hope it’s reflected in the budget. Anything less will be deflating. We need to change, not enhance, our reputation as an unfriendly place for business.”
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