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Unshackle Upstate Blasts Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Hike

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

“Members of the Assembly who voted to increase the minimum wage clearly signaled that they do not care about the struggles and challenges of New York’s businesses to create jobs in a sluggish economy.  This job-killing measure will add almost $3,000 per full-time employee onto employers’ payrolls – and ultimately force the state’s unemployment rate […]

Call on Elected Leaders to Improve New York’s Business Tax Climate

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

While our leaders in Albany took important first steps toward improving New York’s business climate and strengthen our economy in 2011, the report published today by The Tax Foundation shows that we still have a long way to go before we can reclaim the title of the Empire State. If we are serious about significantly […]

Unshackle Upstate Releases 2012 Policy Agenda

Jan 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Pro-taxpayer coalition seeks to unlock New York’s economic potential. Unshackle Upstate  unveiled its 2012 policy agenda titled “Unlock NY.” The agenda, which can be downloaded here, aims to build on the successes of 2011 – including the passage of a responsible 2011-12 state budget and the 2-percent property tax cap – to improve Upstate New […]

Area Officials React to Cuomo’s State of the State

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Events

Dutchess County Executive Molinaro on Cuomo’s State of the State “Governor Cuomo has again demonstrated his ability to lead – our shared accomplishments last year prepare us for the challenges and opportunities facing New York in the year ahead. Today, he has again focused on much needed economic recovery, job growth and the transformation of […]

Statement by Unshackle NY on 3-Way Job Creation and Tax Reform

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Events

Statement Regarding Three-Way Agreement on Tax Reform and Job Creation Plan Statement attributable to Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate. “The framework agreement reached today by Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver will provide relief to Upstate taxpayers and employers allowing middle class New Yorlers to bring home more of […]

Unshackle Upstate Launches New Website

Oct 25th, 2011 | By | Category: General Interest

Unshackle Upstate unveiled its newly redesigned website at www.unshackleupstate.com. The coalition’s new website includes several new and improved features designed to educate and engage taxpayers and registered voters across New York. “We have made significant progress in our effort to inform families and business owners across the state about our position on key issues,” said […]