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State lawmakers consider narrowing prevailing wage bill to help passage

Regulations that govern how more than half of New York renters interact with their landlords—often to the satisfaction of neither—are about to get their biggest rewrite in decades. Already, the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

State lawmakers may narrow prevailing-wage bill

As the end of the legislative session nears in Albany, lawmakers might narrow the scope of a bill that sets the definition for public works projects requiring prevailing-wage rates.Legislators have... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

Numerous Georgia corporate leaders urge passage of state hate crimes bill

Many of Georgia’s powerful corporate powerhouses are urging the state legislature to pass a hate-crimes law as part of a strong stand “united against targeted violence and bigotry.” State lawmakers return to the legislative session on June.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 9th, 2020

Cuomo wants to exempt city from prevailing-wage bill

New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

NYC might be left out of prevailing-wage bill

New York City might be excluded from the expansion of the state's prevailing-wage laws.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to exempt the city from a bill that would expand the definition of public works... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Prevailing wage expansion unlikely to happen this year, Cuomo says

New York lawmakers are unlikely this year to approve an expansion of the prevailing wage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday morning. But Greg Biryla, who leads a group that represents small business interests, said he doesn't consider the bill dead.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

State passes bill giving Congress access to Trump’s state tax returns

New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump'… state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 26th, 2019

N.J. plan to raise minimum wage to $15 headed for final votes

A plan supported by Gov. Phil Murphy and top Democratic lawmakers to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 cleared another hurdle Monday. The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed the measure, and the bill now heads for fu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2019

New York expands prevailing wage law

New York State has expanded it prevailing wage law to inc.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkMay 4th, 2020

CBJ Morning Buzz: Local businesses get police visits after opening in defiance of state mandates; NC lawmakers hammering out final details of aid bill

At least two businesses in Gaston County briefly reopened yesterday, only to close again upon being visited by police officers, after commissioners there declared support for those who violate restrictions imposed by the state amid the coronavirus pa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2020

Paid sick leave, prevailing wage and more: What"s in the state budget (and what"s not) that could affect your business

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators reached a deal this week on a budget that would reduce spending as the state expects to lose billions of dollars in revenue because of the coronavirus. To stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many businesse.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 3rd, 2020

Small businesses need cash in hand, not debt-based solutions

Entering Week 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic, city and state lawmakers now have to balance keeping people safe and healthy with protecting small businesses and hourly wage employees who have shouldered... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 1st, 2020

Moratorium on business evictions proposed by state lawmakers

State lawmakers are pushing for a new bill to protect small businesses from getting evicted if they aren’t able to pay rent. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) announced the emergency legislation Saturday.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 17th, 2020

Prevailing wage expansion is back but businesses say it still threatens growth

A contractor in Northern New York said under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed expansion of the state's prevailing wage, the cost of a $6 million project he is working on near Plattsburgh could balloon to $9 million. The contractor, Jeff Luck, is worried.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 20th, 2020

Ohio State Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Campus "Free Speech" Bill, Professors Oppose The Effort

Ohio State Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Campus 'Free Speech' Bill, Profe.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 12th, 2020

Hawaii lawmakers seek to add new property tax to fund teacher pay

A bill introduced in the Hawaii Legislature seeks to amend the state constitution to allow the state’s public school board to levy a real property tax on top of the real property tax collected by the counties “for the purpose of funding teacher compen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 27th, 2020

New Hampshire Lawmakers Vote Down Crypto Tax Bill

New Hampshire legislators have scrapped a bill that would have allowed state agencies to accept cryptocurrencies for tax payments......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 16th, 2020

Lawmakers, governor propose minimum wage increase in joint legislative package

The Hawaii House, Senate and Governor's Office released a joint legislative package on Tuesday, just ahead of the start of the 2020 legislative session, highlighting potential solutions to several hot-button issues in the state. It's the first ti.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2020

Maryland hemp farmers find "unified voice" with new business coalition

Some Maryland farmers are looking to form a new trade association and present a unified front as lawmakers build rules around a new state industry — hemp. The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill last year allowing for the establishment of a res.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 12th, 2019

Affordable-housing developers and advocates for the homeless battle prevailing-wage bill

Developers of low-cost housing and homelessness advocates say paying the prevailing wage will put them in the poorhouse. Three of the leading industry groups representing below-market builders... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Mayor"s office open to higher regulated rent increases

State lawmakers closed some doors on regulated landlords' ability to raise rents, but the de Blasio administration may open a window. Louise Carroll, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 7th, 2019