News & Updates

January 20, 2016

By Shaun Marie, on Jan 20, 2016

If anyone thinks just restaurants will be impacted by Governor Cuomo's call of a $15 per hour wage, here is proof that it isn't just restaurants.  If NY Air Break is forced to leave Watertown, the loss of jobs would be devastating to the community.   Governor Cuomo, is this what you mean when you keep saying NY is open for business, or do you mean NY is open to sending less taxed states its business opportunities?

January 19, 2016

By Shaun Marie, on Jan 19, 2016

Martin Luther King's celebration was able to bring Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio together, if only for a photo opportunity and unison on a very bad concept.

Rubber Rooms still exist despite us being told they don't. 

Weekly Wrap-Up

By Mike Long, on Jan 15, 2016

This was a busy week, highlighted (if that’s the right word) by President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday and Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday. 

January 14, 2016

By Shaun Marie, on Jan 14, 2016

Chairman Long and I were at the State of the State/Budget presentation yesterday in Albany, NY and as we listened to the Governor speak, we heard the swoosh of money being drained from our wallets.  The NY Post said it well in today's editorial: The Governor's giant cry for attention.  Rob Astorino had this to say about the Governor's proposals.  You can learn how the Govern

January 12, 2016

By Shaun Marie, on Jan 12, 2016

Having just finished his first year as Governor, Bruce Rauner (R/Illinois) has a reflective piece in today's Chicago Tribune about the difficulties of being a political neophyte with a boardroom background.