Issues and events that shape Long Island's economic and legislative landscape.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Legislative Updates


Work Market, Inc. Agrees to Create 25 New Jobs in Huntington Using Program READ MORE


Low Cost Power Program will Help to Create and Retain Thousands of Jobs across New York READ MORE


Regardless of the US Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Health Care Act, health care costs will continue to be a challenge for businesses and health insurance exchanges will now play a more significant role in making health care accessible and more affordable for businesses. READ MORE


New York State's legislative session ended yesterday, June 21st and it was a pretty good year from the business community's perspective. READ MORE


The Long Island Association opposes the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board's request for an increase of up to 11.5% in the amount businesses pay for injured employees in workers' compensation cases. READ MORE


The Long Island Association (LIA) supports the New York Aviation Jobs Act, A.4818 (Lupardo) and S.2678 (Larkin), which is critical to New York''s ability to sustain and expand the demonstrated state revenue enhancement and job creating power of the state''s aviation industry. READ MORE


The Long Island Association (LlA) is writing in support of several pieces of legislation that should be considered before the end of the legislative session. Approval of these bills would foster economic development and improve the business climate on Long Island and in New York State. READ MORE


The New York State Legislature finishes its session on June 21st. We have seen Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Silver work cooperatively READ MORE


The New York State Senate passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate''s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs READ MORE


We applaud Majority Leader Skelos and the passage of his New Jobs-NY Job Creation Act READ MORE


Dear Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Silver: We are writing to reiterate our support for the proposals in the Senate Majority''s New Jobs-NY Job Creation Plan and our continued opposition to Assembly Majority efforts to increase in the minimum wage. READ MORE


The current law imposes a standard of absolute liability upon contractors and property owners for all "gravity related" injuries. READ MORE


Mr. Adams discussed the work of Empire State Development and how it is helping to promote economic development on Long Island READ MORE


We are writing to urge your support for reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, and a simultaneous increase in its lending cap.Ex-ImBank –which is set toexpireon May 31–is a vital resource in helping U.S. companies READ MORE


With the 2012-2013 budget approved, many of the biggest issues have been resolved. It was an on-time, good news, pro-economic development budget for Long Island that controlled spending while creating jobs and investing in our must crucial infrastructure needs such as the NY Works program READ MORE


NYPA has approved energy allocations to 422 businesses for a total of 522 megawatts of low-cost hydropower and NYPA-purchased power. READ MORE


LIA President & CEO Kevin Law Slams Proposal as Economic Malpractice READ MORE


New York needs to improve its business climate and remain focused on economic development READ MORE


The Long Island Association and Purolator Inc., would welcome Air Canada's arrival at Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) READ MORE


Support of the Long Island Association (LIA) for timely passage of a 2012-2013 budget that controls spending and adopts several key economic development priorities. READ MORE


Governor's New Pension Reform Plan Will Save Long Island Nearly $13 Billion Over The Next 30 Years READ MORE


Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association: "The LIA has been advocating for pension reform for the last two years READ MORE


We are writing to reiterate the Long Island Association's support for Governor Cuomo's proposal on pension reform. READ MORE


On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the Long Island Association held a Special Executive Breakfast Meeting featuring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. READ MORE


The LIA supports an on-time budget that closes the deficit, creates jobs and grows the economy while benefiting the business community on Long Island. READ MORE


The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment has released proposed district maps for the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate. READ MORE


County Executives Mangano and Bellone and Long Island Association President and CEO Kevin Law Back Cuomo Mandate Relief and Pension Reform Plans READ MORE


The Long Island Association strongly supports the restoration of a federal commuter tax cut that is crucial to both the New York State and Long Island economies. READ MORE


On Tuesday, January 17th, Governor Cuomo presented his 2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform Plan. READ MORE