Statement on Conclusion of the Legislative Session

Date: June 26, 2017

All of the following may be attributed to Mike Durant, State Director of NFIB in response to the close of the 2017 Legislative Session 

“The 2017 Legislative session saw progress made to reduce New York’s sky high workers’ compensation costs and reform our regulatory process.  It is our hope that continued discussions and work will be made on both of these areas throughout the rest of the year and in 2018.  Small employers in New York continue to struggle with rising costs in virtually every facet of running their business.  Despite the positive reforms this year, workers’ compensation costs and regulatory barriers remain a major concern.  While we are pleased that this legislative session did not impose any significant new costs or labor mandates, there is a significant amount of work left to do.  

We appreciate the commitment made by lawmakers in both houses and across the aisle to focus on bolstering Main Street and hope this change in narrative continues when the legislature returns.”


Mike Durant is available for further comment and can be reached at (518) 434-1262.


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