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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Legislative Updates


Existing home sales fell sharply last month to their lowest level in almost a year. This contrasts with recent results for new housing starts which were considerably more favorable. READ MORE


Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation that will spur Economic Development at EPCAL READ MORE


NuHealth, in addition to being one of Long Island's largest employers, delivers much-needed health care to medically underserved patients in Nassau County READ MORE


President Obama has announced a one year delay in a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines. READ MORE


One has to commend our state leaders, especially Governor Andrew Cuomo and Co-Majority Leader Dean Skelos, for a very solid legislative session. Was everything perfect? READ MORE


Qualifications to be eligible to receive the credit were recently modified under the Start-Up NY program; manufacturers now need to create 10 new jobs instead of the previously required 25. READ MORE


Since day one, Governor Cuomo has deployed an aggressive economic development strategy that has redefined the relationship among government, academia and the private sector, leading to new partnerships and regional collaboration that is attracting investment, growing businesses and creating new jobs READ MORE


We strongly support the federal government's efforts to reform the nation's immigration laws. In particular, we are focused on ensuring that highly-skilled immigrants can legally enter the United States, stay here and help drive the new innovation economy we are building on Long Island READ MORE


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced early passage of the 2013-14 Budget. The Enacted Budget continues the state's focus on economic growth through a series of initiatives to create jobs READ MORE


The current law imposes a standard of absolute liability upon contractors and property owners for all "gravity related" injuries. The proposed legislation would replace the absolute liability standard with the fairer comparative negligence standard READ MORE


In 2013, the Long Island Association will continue to advocate for legislation and policies that improve the business climate and promote economic development for our region. READ MORE


On Wednesday, January 9th, Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 3rd annual State of the State address in Albany. This speech laid out the Governor's agenda for the 2013 legislative session, which also officially began that same day. READ MORE


Nearly 4 million businesses have received forms for the 2012 Economic Census, the U.S. Government''s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. By law, these businesses must respond by February 12 READ MORE


In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Long Island should rebuild its infrastructure stronger and smarter. READ MORE