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Grow the Economy and Strengthen Infrastructure in Communities Across New York State - 2/1/2016
 January 5, 2016, Rochester Governor Cuomo unveiled the fourth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: a series of investments and initiatives designed to continue growing the economy and building stronger, more vibrant communities across New York State. </body> </html> ...
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Rep.  Reed: We’re in a rebirth of U.S.  manufacturing Video - 1/25/2016
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Trans-Pacific Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, but Not Jobs Overall, Study Says - 1/25/2016
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When Good Teamwork Goes Bad—and How to Fix It - 12/15/2015
  In corporate America, can there be such a thing as too much teamwork? Many complex undertakings benefit from strong teams, consisting of diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Collaboration yields innovation and alignment.   However, the reverse is also true. Teams can b...
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DuPont, Dow Chemical Agree to Merge, Then Break Up Into Three Companies - 12/15/2015
Deal forms $130 billion chemical, agricultural giant amid weakening commodity pricesDuPont CEO Edward Breen, left, said Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, right, called him on his first day running DuPont in October. Photo: Dupont Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. announced a merger that would fuse two stalwarts of Ameri...
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Congress Pushes for Delay in ‘Cadillac Tax’ on Health Plans - 12/15/2015
Bipartisan support grows to put off levy on high-cost policies under the Affordable Care Act Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who opposes the ‘Cadillac tax’ in the health-care law, speaks at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this year. Photo: Charlie Neibe...
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House Passes Trade Component, but Trans-Pacific Partnership Still in Doubt - 12/15/2015
Vote on 12-nation agreement could be delayed until last weeks of Obama’s term Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has misgivings about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images   The House passed a key component of President Bara...
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Federal Budget Deficit Widens, Driven by Baby Boomers - 12/11/2015
The federal budget deficit widened in November, driven by higher spending in such areas as Social Security, Medicare and defense. The Treasury Department said the November deficit climbed to $64.6 billion, up 13.6 percent from a year ago. For the first two months of the budget year that began on...
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUCES LAUNCH OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING INCENTIVE PROGRAM - 12/11/2015
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING INCENTIVE PROGRAM New Program Provides Employers with Tax Credits to Train Employees and Upgrade Workers’ Skills Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Employee Training Incentive Program, a new program that will incentivize New York St...
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Donald Trump Has Little ‘Room to Grow,’ Poll Shows - 10/8/2015
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Hillary Clinton comes out against TPP trade deal - 10/8/2015
(CNN) Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership in an interview Wednesday, breaking with President Barack Obama and his administration, which has forcefully promoted the deal. In an interview Wednesday with PBS's Judy Woodruff in Iowa, Clinton said, "As of today, I am no...
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WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Hillary Clinton in a Strong Position - 7/29/2015
The Wall Street JournalShe has firm grip on Democratic nomination and leads three GOP rivals, new survey showsBy Patrick O’Connor Hillary Clinton has emerged from the rocky launch of her second presidential bid with a firm grip on Democratic voters and leads over three potential Republican rivals, a Wall Street Journal...
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Support for Free Trade Drops, Amid Raging Congressional Debate - 7/29/2015
The Wall Street JournalBy Janet HookVoters’ support for expanding U.S. trade abroad has dropped in the last two months, as President Barack Obama has battled with Congress to pass legislation to expedite consideration of free-trade agreements, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.Asked if free tra...
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Will GOP Leaders Negotiate Now to Avoid Government Spending Standoff? - 7/29/2015
The Wall Street JournalBy Jim ManleyThe appropriations process is dead, and everyone in Washington knows it. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can’t say this publicly of course, but the process ground to a halt in the House last week over the...
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U.S.  Chamber of Commerce Gets Big, Early Start to 2016 Senate Race - 7/28/2015
The Wall Street JournalBy Gerald F. SeibIf the serious part of the 2016 presidential campaign still seems a ways off, the 2016 race for control of Congress might feel even more distant.But not to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.For the nation’s premier business lobby, the top 2016 priority will be retaining what officials...
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The Trump Campaign’s Turning Point - 7/28/2015
The Trump Campaign’s Turning PointThe New York TimesBy Nate Cohn Donald Trump’s surge in the polls has followed the classic pattern of a media-driven surge. Now it will most likely follow the classic pattern of a party-backed decline.Mr. Trump’s candidacy probably reached an inflection point on Saturday after he essent...
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Obama Defends Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal - 4/28/2015
Industry WeekContinued discussion of a trade partnership among a dozen nations has brought up NAFTA memories and a forecast for a weakened manufacturing sector.WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama faced down criticism from his own supporters over a looming Pacific trade deal on Thursday, saying he had no intention...
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Still Undeclared, Jeb Bush Touts Record Fundraising Haul - 4/27/2015
The Wall Street JournalFormer governor doesn’t disclose total, but tells donors he has set 100-day record in Republican politicsBy Beth Reinhard and Rebecca Ballhaus MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—All-but-declared Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told about 350 donors Sunday that he had set a record in Republican politics...
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Key "Rest of Session" Issues - 4/27/2015
The Business CouncilKen PokalskyApril 17, 2015 As we approach the post-budget session, we wanted to share with Business Council members our list of key legislation on both our proactive and defense agenda. The following is our draft list. I welcome your comments on these and other issues of greatest concern to your bus...
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Tax Reform For Trade Competitiveness - 3/18/2015
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Balanced Trade For American Prosperity - 3/18/2015
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Here’s why Democrats couldn’t run on the economy in 2014 - 11/25/2014
The Washington PostBy Aaron Blake The 2014 election was full of muted issues that kinda, sorta, maybe, might have tipped the scales in favor of Republicans (Ebola? The Islamic State? Obamacare?). But one issue stands out as particularly odd: The economy.The economy, after all, is what voters almost always say is their ...
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8 things you didn’t read today (but should have) - 11/25/2014
The Washington PostBy Jaime Fuller 1. Juliet Eilperin has a list of policy areas that could see legislative changes in the upcoming session of Congress next year, despite divided government.2. Chris Moody at CNN follows around congressional freshmen in hope that they might get lost in their first days.3. As the Keyston...
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Explainer: What Gruber meant when he said ‘if CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies’ - 11/25/2014
The Washington PostBy Glenn Kessler “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO [Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”– MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, captured on videotapeWhat did Gruber mean when he uttered this words in ...
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The Business Council legislative scorecard shows significant progress on business issues - 9/29/2014
The Business Council of New York StateAlbany, NY – The 2014 State Legislative session was very positive on pro-growth issues, according to a legislative scorecard released today by The Business Council of New York State, Inc. that covered both the 2013 and 2014 sessions."Our legislative scorecard shows the Legisla...
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Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar - 9/26/2014
The Coalition For A Prosperous AmericaPosted by Ellen Croibier.Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebarWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting efforts that they say will ensure that U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states are pr...
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The Trouble Isn’t Liberals.  It’s Progressives. - 7/1/2014
The Wall Street JournalNot everyone on the left wants to quash dissent or indulge President Obama's abuses of executive power.By CHARLES MURRAY Social conservatives. Libertarians. Country-club conservatives. Tea party conservatives. Everybody in politics knows that those sets of people who usually vote Republica...
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Senate Responds to Manufacturers’ Call to Address Skills Gap - 7/1/2014
National Association of ManufacturersSenate Responds to Manufacturers’ Call to Address Skills GapLegislation will ensure streamlined and focused jobs trainingContact: Jamie Hennigan (202-637-3090)Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued t...
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Supreme Court Ruling Forces NLRB to Scramble to Revisit Cases - 6/30/2014
The Wall Street JournalBy MELANIE TROTTMAN WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruling that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority in 2012 by appointing three people to the National Labor Relations Board kicks off a scramble by the current board to revisit hundreds of labor decisions made while the now-dep...
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Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry - 6/25/2014
The New York TimesBy Adam LiptakWASHINGTON — In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.T...
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Mavericks Could Fracture a G.O.P. Senate Majority - 6/25/2014
The New York TimesBy Carl HulseWASHINGTON - Fear of losing a seat to a Democrat because of a Tea Party upset is one reason congressional Republicans are warily watching Tuesday's Mississippi Senate runoff and other primary challenges to incumbents.  But it is not the sole reason, and perhaps not the most important one,...
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The Russia Problem - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalPutin's Kremlin is not a status quo power with a few historical grievances.The U.S. and EU are saying they will impose new sanctions on Russia as early as Monday, albeit watered down again due to fears of economic harm in Europe. This continues the trend of incremental action that Vladimir Putin ...
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Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling:  An Explainer - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street Journalby Ashby JonesTuesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the use of race as a criteria in colleges’ and universities’ admissions policies is the latest blow to affirmative action programs.What happened?In a 6-2 ruling – Justice Elena Kagan did not participate – the court essentially found that the ...
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Paul Ryan’s Budget: 5 Takeaways - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalBy Damian PalettaHouse Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) released what is likely his last budget plan in his current role on Tuesday, calling for many of the same changes to government programs that he has proposed in recent years. Here are highlights of his proposal and a look at wh...
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House Democrats Offer Different Budget Path - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalBy Kristina PetersonWASHINGTON–House Republicans last week unveiled a budget blueprint named The Path to Prosperity. On Monday House Democrats made clear they prefer a different route.Unveiled with little chance of ever passing the GOP-controlled House, the proposal from Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D....
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Can Democrats Use Obamacare to Persuade Voters? - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalBy Janet HookAre there any voters left who haven’t made up their minds about the Affordable Care Act? Not many, but Democrats are counting on a few at the margins to come their way.Tracking polls by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest that support for and opposition to the law have remained abou...
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 Apprenticeships Help Close the Skills Gap. So Why Are They in Decline? - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalSome States Try Extending the Practice to More ProfessionsBy Lauren WeberIt seems like a perfect solution: employers need qualified employees. Apprenticeships offer an opportunity for workers to get the exact skills they need. So why are apprenticeships in decline? Lauren Weber is here with the s...
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Political Fraud About Voter Fraud - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalThe president's selective statistics are red meat to supporters, but still bogus.By ROBERT D. POPPERThe Obama administration has been ramping up its rhetoric about the evil of voter identification as part of the run-up to the midterm elections. In January, Attorney General Eric Holder told MSNBC ...
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GOP Establishment Has Upper Hand in May Primaries - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalBy Patrick O’ConnorCircle May 20 on your calendar; it is shaping up as a good day for the Republican "establishment."That’s the day Republican primary voters in Georgia, Idaho and Kentucky pick their nominees for the fall campaigns – and, in the process, help settle which faction of the...
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Congress Is Going Back to School - 4/28/2014
The Wall Street JournalBoth Parties to Promote Education Bills, Though GOP, Democrats Differ on How to Help StudentsBy KRISTINA PETERSON WASHINGTON—During Congress' two-week recess, House Republican leaders assigned lawmakers some homework: go visit charter schools.The field trips were part of a coming House pus...
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New York’s corporate tax reform improves state business tax climate - 4/28/2014
The Business CouncilALBANY—The recently finalized FY 2014-2015 New York state budget includes major reforms to the state’s corporate income tax system and estate tax that will broaden the state’s tax bases, lower tax rates and reduce the complexity of New York’s flawed corporate tax code, according to a new report rele...
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U.S.  Beefs Up Military Options for China as Obama Reassures Allies in Asia - 4/28/2014
By ADAM ENTOUS and JULIAN E. BARNES The U.S. military has prepared options for a muscular response to any future Chinese provocations in the South and East China seas, ranging from displays of B-2 bomber flights near China to aircraft-carrier exercises near its coastal waters, officials said. Julian Barnes repor...
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Democrats Aim for a 2014 More Like 2012 and 2008 - 2/7/2014
The New York TimesBy ASHLEY PARKERThe Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is preparing its largest and most data-driven ground game yet, relying on an aggressive combination of voter registration, get-out-the-vote and persuasion efforts.They hope to make the 2014 midterm election more closely resemble a presidenti...
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Fast-Track Trade Bill’s Path in Congress Gets Bumpier - 2/7/2014
The Wall Street JournalKey Democrats, Growing Number of Republicans Oppose Fast-Track AuthorityBy WILLIAM MAULDIN and SIOBHAN HUGHES Opposition from the Senate's top Democrat to the White House's trade agenda has highlighted a broader reality: The quest for new overseas deals has a diminishing number of friends ...
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Buchanan on Phony Free Trade vs.  Free Trade - 2/5/2014
Pat Buchanan  |  January 24, 2013  |  New World Disorder"We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us."So says University of California scientist Steve Davis.Smog from Chinese factories has already satur...
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Equality as Handout - 1/31/2014
The New York TimesBy JULIET LAPIDOSIn his State of the Union address, President Obama endorsed a basic feminist concept that no national politician would dare contradict: "A woman deserves equal pay for equal work." Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the official Republican response t...
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Obama’s Free-Trade Conundrum - 1/31/2014
The New York TimesBy DAVID E. BONIORWASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama focused on reversing the growth of economic inequality in the United States and restoring the American dream. At the same time, he also announced his support for fast track authority that would limit Congress’...
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After Congress’s Cuts, Envoys Say, U.S.  Trade Suffers for Want of Jet Fare - 8/12/2013
The New York TimesBy MARK LANDLERWASHINGTON — For those seeking to dramatize the high cost of across-the-board budget cuts in Washington, the temptation, understandably, is to paint in bold strokes: an aircraft carrier pulled out of the Persian Gulf or air traffic control towers gone dark.Cutting the overseas travel bu...
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Lawmakers Weigh Aggressive Tactic on Immigration - 8/12/2013
The Wall Street JournalBy Laura Meckler and Kristina PetersonLast week, the "New Democrat" coalition of centrist lawmakers sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner demanding that he bring an immigration bill to the House floor by the end of September. If he doesn’t, they said, they will introduce their own...
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Budget Chaos to Test White House’s Envoy - 8/12/2013
The Wall Street JournalChief of Staff McDonough Has Tried to Bridge Divide With Congressional RepublicansBy PETER NICHOLASSince being named chief of staff in January, Denis McDonough has been running the most intensive outreach campaign the Obama White House has undertaken. He has made pilgrimages to Capitol Hill, met ...
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Carbon Tax Is Bad Medicine for Recovering Economy - 8/9/2013
National Association of ManufacturersHOUSE AMENDMENT WOULD STOP BACKDOOR IMPLEMENTATION OF DEVASTATING REGULATIONContact: Jamie Hennigan (202) 637-3090WASHINGTON, D.C., 08/01/13 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today voiced strong support for an amendment offered by Rep. Steve...
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Manufacturers and Unions Agree on Keystone XL - 8/9/2013
National Association of ManufacturersIT’S TIME TO APPROVE JOB-CREATING PROJECTBy Jamie HenniganWASHINGTON, D.C., 07/29/13 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the United States, today joined with the Laborers’ Internation...
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NAM Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort Calling for Investigation of India’s Unfair Trade Practices - 8/9/2013
National Association of ManufacturersSENATE FINANCE AND HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE LEADERS REQUEST INTERNAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATION OF INDIA’S DISCRIMINATION AGAINST U.S. EXPORTSContact: Jamie Hennigan (202) 637-309008/02/13 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today commended the chairmen and r...
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G.O.P.  Rifts Lead Congress to Spending Impasse - 8/6/2013
The New York TimesBy JONATHAN WEISMAN and JACKIE CALMESWASHINGTON — Hours before leaving on summer recess, Congress on Thursday hit a seemingly intractable impasse on government spending, increasing the prospects of a government shutdown in the fall and adding new urgency to fiscal negotiations between the White House ...
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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Statement - 8/2/2013
ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER BRIAN KOLB (R,C,I-CANANDAIGUA) STATEMENT ON A POTENTIALSPECIAL SESSION BEING CALLED IN THE ASSEMBLY‘We Left Albany With Far Too Much Unfinished Business.’"Recent calls for the Assembly to return to Albany to pass women’s equality legislation are entirely justified.  The Assembly Maj...
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Manufacturing Institute President Testifies Before Congress – May 15, 2013 - 6/6/2013
Manufacturing InstituteInstitute President Testifies Before Congress – May 15, 2013WASHINGTON, DC, 05/15/13 - Today, Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute, appeared before the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing on women in manufacturing. McNelly testified before the Committee that as the manufac...
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Business Council Statement on “Tax-Free NY” Proposal - 6/5/2013
The Business Council of New York StateALBANY—"We appreciate this proposal designed to boost the upstate economy, and look forward to seeing the details.  It would provide significant tax incentives for emerging tech companies’ businesses, for new investments by existing New York companies, and for other bus...
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NFIB – NY Small Biz Doesn’t Want Union to Get Exemption from Obamacare - 6/5/2013
Albany (May 31, 2013) – A bill to grant temporary relief from Obamacare to a union representing independent workers would open the floodgates for other groups seeking similar favors and shrink the risk pool in the Health Care Exchange that other small businesses and individual purchasers will be forced to shop, said th...
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Joseph Schmitz: Obama's Inspector General Negligence - 6/5/2013
The Wall Street JournalThe president was on notice at least by 2010 that the State Department was impaired by a lack of IG independence.By Joseph E. SchmitzWith so many scandals breaking in Washington, one may well ask: Where were all the inspectors general when these bad things—at the IRS, at Justice, and at State bef...
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Poll: Majority of Voters Think Silver Should Step Down - 6/5/2013
The Wall Street JournalBy Erica OrdenALBANY–A majority of New York voters believe Sheldon Silver should resign as Assembly speaker because of his handling of sexual-harassment claims against former Assemblyman Vito Lopez, according to Quinnipiac University poll set for release Wednesday.About 51% of voters believe Mr. ...
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U.S.-China Summit Reveals Beijing’s Drive - 6/4/2013
The Wall Street JournalXi's Push for a Meeting Underscores His Growing Authority, Ambition to Recast Bilateral Ties; Obama's Delicate BalanceBy JEREMY PAGE in Beijing and COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON in WashingtonThe California summit this week between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping reflects the surprising speed with ...
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The Decline of the Obama Presidency - 6/4/2013
The Wall Street JournalHis second term is coming undone not because of scandal but because of decisions made in the previous four years.By FRED BARNESJohn Dos Passos, the novelist and historian, once said: "Often things you think are just beginning are coming to an end." His observation was made in the 1960s....
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Why is Obama so happy South Korea bought 1,000 American cars? - 5/10/2013
The Coalition For A Prosperous AmericaPosted on 09 May 2013 by Ellen Croibier.Reposted from Buffalo BusinessFirstWhy is Obama so happy South Korea bought 1,000 American cars?Kent Hoover | May 7, 2013 | Buffalo BusinessFirstPresident Barack Obama welcomed South Korean President Park Geun-hye to the ...
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Charges Tell Of Lies, Theft and Politics - 5/7/2013
The Wall Street JournalState Sen. Sampson From Brooklyn Is ChargedBy SEAN GARDINER and ERICA ORDENFederal prosecutors on Monday accused a once-powerful Brooklyn state senator of a wide-ranging pattern of corruption over more than a decade, marking the latest in a series of criminal cases brought ag...
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Tax Reform Needs Accurate Tax Tables - 5/7/2013
The Wall Street JournalThe current distribution tables use averages that distort the impact of tax changes on progressivity.By KEVIN BRADYAs Congress moves toward tax reform this year, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they favor changes to the tax code that will keep the system as "progressive"...
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Bipartisan Agreement: Blame Washington - 5/3/2013
The New York TimesBy SARAH WHEATONWashington partisans were caught slightly off guard by a better-than-expected report on April jobs numbers. Both sides had clearly been preparing to use disappointing numbers as justification for legislative priorities. But the result was unusually parallel reactions from...
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State Budget is a Step Backward for Upstate - 4/2/2013
Unshackle UpstatePosted: Mar 25th, 2013State Budget is a Step Backward for UpstateBudget agreement is a missed opportunityThe following statement is attributable to Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate."Over the past two years, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature have passed budgets that se...
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New Ads to Press Albany on Campaign Financing - 4/2/2013
The New York TimesBy THOMAS KAPLANALBANY — In an effort to build public support for reining in the flood of money in politics, advocates of overhauling New York State’s political fund-raising laws will spend over $800,000 on a new advertising campaign to begin on Monday.The campaign marks the beginning of what is expec...
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Biden’s Blowout - 4/2/2013
The Wall Street JournalBy George MelloanNews dug up by the Weekly Standard that Vice President Joe Biden spent over a million dollars for two one-night stands in London and Paris during a five-day trip to Europe last month is raising a few eyebrows, particularly since it comes at a time when the White House has been po...
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Coalition for a Prosperous America Official Comments on Korea Trade Agreement Study - 4/2/2013
Posted on 25 March 2013.The International Trade Commission is conducting an investigation into the economic impact of the Korea Free Trade Agreement on small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) in the U.S.  Oddly, or perhaps predictably, they are only looking for anecdotes on export opportunities for SMEs. CPA membe...
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Manufacturers: Budgets Must Be Rooted in Pro Growth Policies - 4/2/2013
Manufacturers: Budgets Must Be Rooted in Pro Growth Policies$1 TRILLION IN TAX INCREASES WON’T FIX FISCAL PROBLEMSNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERSContact:  Matthew Lavoie (202 637-3085)03/22/13 -  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Ari...
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Business Council Releases 2013 Fix New York Legislative Agenda - 1/30/2013
The Business CouncilFor Release January 8, 2013Contact: Robert LillpoppDirector of CommunicationsT 518.465.7517 x238C 518.937.8206www.bcnys.orgALBANY— In 2013, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s legislative agenda focuses on maintaining and building on the state's fiscal discipline, improving the sta...
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Governor Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission Issues Recommendations  - 1/30/2013
The Business CouncilFor Release - January 3, 2013Statement from Business Council President Heather BriccettiALBANY—"Yesterday, Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission put forth a list of recommendations on how to improve student achievement in New York. The Business Council of New York State is committed to working wi...
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Cuomo to Press for Wider Curbs on Gun Access - 1/10/2013
The New York TimesBy THOMAS KAPLANALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, pushing New York to become the first state to enact major new gun laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., plans on Wednesday to propose one of the country’s most restrictive bans on assault weapons.New York is one of seven states that already ...
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Business Council Releases 2013 Fix New York Legislative Agenda - 1/10/2013
The Business CouncilFor Release – January 8, 2013ALBANY— In 2013, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s legislative agenda focuses on maintaining and building on the state's fiscal discipline, improving the state's overall business climate and reducing state-imposed business costs and barriers to new investmen...
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Obama’s Official History - 1/10/2013
The Wall Street JournalBy JAMES FREEMANThe White House was widely ridiculed last year for inserting references to Barack Obama into the biographies of other presidents on the White House website. But lately Mr. Obama seems to be airbrushing himself out of his own biography.The man who has held the nation'...
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Henninger: Obama’s Ruinous Course - 12/7/2012
The Wall Street JournalWhere in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal? Nowhere.By DANIEL HENNINGERA wise judge once wrote in dissent that the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Let us now extend that wisdom to presidential elections.Barack Obama says his election victory is a mand...
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Obama Appeals to Business for Support on Tax Plan - 12/6/2012
The New York TimesPresident Obama, who in a sense campaigned against corporate America, spoke to a group of leading executives on Wednesday.By PETER BAKERPublished: December 5, 2012WASHINGTON — After a campaign that drove a deep wedge between them, President Obama is now trying to rebuild relations with the business co...
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GOP Deficit Plan Irks Conservatives - 12/6/2012
The Wall Street JournalDiscord Complicates Negotiating Position of Boehner, Who Punished Four House Members; Obama Calls for Higher TaxesBy NAFTALI BENDAVID And CAROL E. LEEWASHINGTON—Conservatives on Tuesday took aim at House Speaker John Boehner's deficit-reduction proposal in the fiscal c...
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Cuomo Blames Albany Democrats for Losing Senate - 12/6/2012
The Wall Street JournalBy Laura NahmiasNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed Albany lawmakers in his own party for "squander[ing] the opportunity to pass any meaningful reform" in an op-ed released a day after Republicans in the state Senate agreed to share power with five breakaway Democrats.The essay, published...
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Obama Wins a Second Term - 11/7/2012
The Wall Street JournalBy PETER NICHOLAS, CAROL E. LEE and JOHN D. MCKINNONPresident Barack Obama narrowly won re-election, overcoming public doubts about his performance on the economy—doubts that challenger Mitt Romney appeared well-positioned to exploitFor Mr. Obama, the victory sets up a...
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GOP Retains House Control - 11/7/2012
The Wall Street JournalBy JANET HOOKRepublicans retained control of the House Tuesday night, confronting President Barack Obama with a continuing partisan obstacle to his second-term agenda.The results left the chamber's balance of power intact despite a restive electorate. The House's dwindling band of conserva...
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Democrats Rack Up Wins to Keep Senate Majority - 11/7/2012
The Wall Street JournalGOP Suffers Losses in Critical Contests: Massachusetts, Ohio, Maine and ConnecticutBy NAFTALI BENDAVIDDemocrats kept control of the Senate by winning a series of high-profile races, giving them a continued stronghold in Washington and disappointing early Republican hopes of retaking the ch...
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