LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has announced that Jerry Kremer and Anthony Figliola will be the guest speakers at the group’s upcoming virtual meeting on Friday, January 22, 2021. The topic will be “Pandemic and Politics: What to Expect in 2021.”
Legalization of marijuana, higher taxes, city against suburban legislators and progressives against moderates — all of these issues will dominate the 2021 Albany session. Who could better explain the battles to come than Mr. Kremer, who served as State Assembly Ways and Means Chair, and Mr. Figliola, Executive Vice President of Empire Government Strategies?
“The coming session will be unlike any other in recent years with battles on new taxes, budget cuts, and other dramatic reforms,” Mr. Kremer stated. Mr. Kremer is head of Empire Government Strategies, one of the state’s fastest-growing lobbying firms, and Chair of the Municipal and Regulatory Department at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, a law firm based in Uniondale.
Mr. Kremer served in Albany for 23 years and is the only legislator from Long Island to ever head the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. He appears frequently on News 12 and ABC News. He writes weekly columns for three Long Island newspaper chains and is the author of Winning Albany, Untold Stories About the Famous and Not So Famous. He is the author of Albany’s automobile Lemon Law and a number of other prominent pieces of legislation.
Mr. Figliola has more than two decades of experience in government affairs, communications and economic development. He is considered one of the foremost experts on the federal CARES Act and has helped countless numbers of clients wade through bureaucratic red tape in many areas of government. As a public official, he helped secure over $820 million in capital incentives for Long Island businesses and local governments.
From 2006 to 2008, he served as Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Brookhaven. He was responsible for overseeing more than 2,000 employees and a $200 million budget. He managed a portfolio of expanding business, generating more than $1 billion in capital investments and expansion and workforce development programs. His efforts were responsible for creating or protecting over 10,000 jobs.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Please visit the LIMBA website to register for the event. Registration is free, but spots for this discussion will be limited.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, or for a list of upcoming events, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.
968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.