FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Mike Durant (518) 424-6205
ALBANY (April 1, 2016) – The following statement may be attributed to Mike Durant, State Director of NFIB in response to the final budget agreement.
“The announced budget agreement incorporates provisions
which will threaten the viability of New York’s small businesses and set our
state on a path of complete economic uncertainty. With an agenda filled
with false narratives, Governor Cuomo’s push for the most expansive paid leave
mandate and highest minimum wage will put Main Street in fiscal peril.
New York’s economic reality cannot, and should not, be pushed into a fiscally
irresponsible progressive experiment fueled by threats of executive action.
This budget agreement will not make New York more economically competitive and
further cements our status as blatantly anti-business.
We appreciate the numerous lawmakers in both the Senate and
Assembly Republican Conferences for their commitment to fight these costly
proposals and their work to mitigate their impact. Additionally, the tax
relief component of this budget deal are welcomed and appreciated.”