Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece), Minority Ranker of the Assembly’s Small Business Committee, today participated on the Small Business Day panel, which focused on ways to reduce the $4.1 billion in new taxes proposed in the Governor’s budget.. The event, attended by over two hundred small-business representatives, was held in conjunction with NFIB and the Business Council of New York. Assemblyman Bill Reilich emphasized the need for lower taxes on small business as a way to increase jobs in Upstate New York.
“Small business is the back bone of our community and our state’s economy. As a small- business man, I understand how important it is to strive to do more for the small businesses of New York,” stated Reilich. “By implementing programs that offer incentives to New York businesses, we are stimulating the economy and creating jobs.”
This followed a legislative amendment introduced yesterday by Assemblyman Bill Reilich designed to ease the burden on small business in Upstate New York. The amendment advanced legislation known as The Small Business Improvement Act. This legislation would direct at least 15 percent of state contracts to businesses with 100 or fewer employees, provide education grants to micro-businesses, and allow for additional funding to help upgrade and renovate downtown and main street facades.
“New York is currently ranked among the top most expensive places to do business in the nation,” stated Reilich. “We must reverse the actions that have caused this and create an affordable place for businesses to settle and families to flourish. I am disappointed with the democrat-controlled Assembly for not advancing this legislation that would ease the burden on small businesses.”