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NY business groups want assault weapons ban; Hochul signs new gun...

Just hours before New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a package of 10 bills that tightened the state’s gun regulations, and while...

Push for single-payer health care, for and against

With the New York State Legislature set to end its session on June 2, pressure was building from both sides in the controversy over...

Push underway to shift HV road and bridge repairs into high...

A high percentage of roads and bridges in the Hudson Valley are in either poor or mediocre condition, according to a new report by...

Local leaders react to Hochul’s 2023 state budget

Government, business and housing leaders comment on the priorities set out by New York state's newly unveiled 2023 budget.

Local business leaders react to Hochul’s State of the State

After New York Gov. Kathy Hochul held her first State of the State address Wednesday afternoon in a joint session of the state legislature, local business leaders voiced their approval for various aspects Hochul's agenda. 

BCW unveils new initiative for ‘The County of the Future’

The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) announced the launch of its new "Westchester Innovation Network" initiative, the intention of which is to strengthen Westchester County's position as a center for innovation. 

New push for Empire City full casino license

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, in a rally for New York state to issue a full-scale commercial casino license to Empire City Casino, said that full casino operations would bring into the region hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues and thousands of jobs.

How would you spend $188M?

It's not every day that businesspeople in Westchester are asked how they'd like to spend $188 million, but that's just what's been happening recently. The...

Businesses and community groups join in push for Empire City casino...

“A full-scale casino license for Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers is a no-brainer,” says Business Council of Westchester COO John Ravitz.

Empire City extends hours; BCW pushes for full casino license

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has extended its operating hours in accordance with an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The order...

Business reopening: a look at how it’s going

Reopening businesses while a world-wide pandemic continues is proving to be not without its challenges. Government requirements for reopening must be met, best practices...

Survey: Westchester businesses expect slow recovery

A survey released this morning by The Business Council of Westchester's Economic Recovery Task Force indicates that businesses in the county expect to be...

Offices, restaurants, retailers ramp up as region reopens

The Hudson Valley’s entry into phase two of the four-phase COVID-19 economic reopening and recovery plan on June 9 was marked by a modest...

Issues of reopening on the minds of Westchester businesses, nonprofits

"We need to on a macro level instill consumer confidence again and get people to start traveling. Hospitality and tourism are among the hardest...

Latimer gets governor’s OK to remove property tax late fees

An executive order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo authorizes Westchester County Executive George Latimer to put into effect his plan to eliminate late fees...