March 9, 2016
ALBANY, NY – Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R, Pittsford) sent out this statement about Small Business Advocacy Day, yesterday in Albany:
“For years Democrats in the Assembly and Senate in conjunction with the governor’s office have pushed policies that continue to damage the existence of our community’s small businesses,” said Nojay. “With constant new reports, New Yorkers are routinely reminded of how unwelcoming our state has become to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Despite overwhelming evidence illustrating that businesses are closing and families are leaving the state, the Democrats continue to push policies that are making our state less friendly to the American Dream.
“For generations millions of Americans have immigrated to the United States for the potential to pursue a better a future than the one they left behind. New York used to enact policies that were hospitable to businesses and encouraged employers to hire those in our communities. But today Gov. Cuomo continues to push his agenda regardless of the evidence of how harmful paid family leave and a $15 minimum wage would be on employment.
“States across the country have implemented policies that have made them prosperous and we must do the same in order to take ourselves out of this tailspin. I will continue to advocate for policies that lower taxes and cuts burdensome regulations on our small businesses so that New York can return to its former glory.”