NFIB New York: 2016 Most Difficult for Small Business in Recent Memory

Date: September 12, 2016 Last Edit: September 14, 2016

As we do after each legislative session concludes, we have released our 2015-16 Legislative Voting Record. As members, you will be receiving this information in the mail shortly, but it can also be viewed on our website.

The 2015-16 legislative session saw an astronomical minimum wage increase and mandatory paid leave come to life. It ranks as one of the most difficult in recent memory for the small business community throughout the state of New York. Unsurprisingly, the scores trend lower, particularly in the State Senate.

I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss our voting record on Capital Tonight. You can see the entire interview here.

Long story short, lawmakers have a lot of work to do to right the wrongs of 2016 for small business. To those that return to Albany after Election Day, it is imperative that small business in New York receive more than courtesies and lip service. As always, we will keep holding their feet to the fire.

Mike Durant
State Director
NFIB/New York


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