Dear Esteemed Members of the Putnam County Business Community,

Welcome to your constant source of empowerment and insight – the Putnam County Business Council’s weekly Putnam County News and New York State Business Update. Every week, we strive to bring you the most relevant and impactful information, keeping you abreast of the latest developments, opportunities, and trends in our business landscape. Together, let’s navigate the path to success and prosperity in our vibrant community and beyond.

Here’s to another week of growth and excellence!

Warm regards,

Nat Prentice

President, Putnam County Business Council

Putnam Executive Byrne’s veto of raises for officials could be overridden
Putnam legislators will vote Tuesday on whether to override Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne’s veto of raises for five elected officials.
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Four-day Belmont Racing Festival at Saratoga to include 23 stakes
There will be 23 stakes worth $10.1 million offered during the four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival that will be held at Saratoga on June 6-9, with nine races having to be run at different distances than in previous years due to the difference in circumference of Saratoga compared to Belmont Park.
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Chancellor John King on SUNY’s financial outlook and more
The State University of New York is facing some financial and demographic headwinds.
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NJT announces massive 15% fare hikes as MTA chair taunts NJ Gov. Phil Murphy
MTA chairman Janno Lieber hit one of the biggest opponents of Manhattan’s proposed congestion toll, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, on Wednesday for failing to fund transit – all of which unfolded as Murphy’s railroad, NJ Transit, proposed an eye-popping 15% fare hikes.
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Opinion: We can still make progress on housing affordability in 2024
Here’s legislation that can remove major hurdles to producing mixed income development and avoids further concentrating poverty.
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Remote workers warned they may be double-taxed due to little-known rule
AMERICANS could be paying income tax in two different states this year under a little-known rule. Those who work for companies based out of five states including New York could be subject to the pe…
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