NFIB New York State Director Mike
Durant today issued
the following statement on the Legislature’s effort to finalize the state
“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
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