All of the following may be attributed to Mike Durant, State Director of NFIB in response to the 2018 State of the State Address:
“As Governor Cuomo described the financial challenges our state faces in 2018, the lack of solutions for the obstacles New York’s small businesses face is discouraging. While the Governor talked about economic resurgence, small employers all across New York are faced with new labor mandates and rising costs across the board. With the current examination of predictive scheduling and the tipped wage, small business could be faced with yet more hurdles imposed by this administration.
The significant deficit New York faces in 2018 is an opportunity for New York’s tax and spend culture to be reformed, not for finger pointing at Washington D.C. Many small businesses in New York will finally see a reduction in taxes that Albany has failed to provide them. Overhauling our tax code should include a thorough examination of our existing unsustainable spending, not imposing a potentially complicated payroll tax on employers.
We look forward to learning specific details on these proposals in the upcoming state budget address and working with lawmakers to ensure the viability of small business in New York.”