Month

June 2014
In today’s Times Union Capitol Confidential, Benjamin Oreskes provides an update on Mary Ellen Belding, whose business was nearly forced to close because of the Scaffold Law. It was another losing year for the business groups that want to see New York’s 129-year-old Scaffold Law reformed. One of them is Mary Ellen Belding, the owner...
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In today’s Albany Times Union, Wilem O. Rijksen of the American Insurance Association argues that Scaffold Law reform opponents’ calls for more data is a thinly veiled diversionary tactic. The Times Union’s endorsement of the status quo regarding New York’s antiquated Scaffold Law is problematic like the law itself (“Long story short; Resist industry pressure;...
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In today’s Henrietta Post, Ron Santelli from Canandaigua questions Governor Cuomo’s political abilities. “I was quite hopeful when Andrew Cuomo ran for New York governor last time, as I thought he would be a good one based on his performance as attorney general. It turned out, however, that Mr. Cuomo has proved to be a...
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Tonight, Rochester’s News 10 WHEC airs a segment on the Scaffold Law’s impact on small businesses and the economy, and the Governor’s 180 degree turn on supporting reform. Jobs are critical to the state’s economy. One law that makes it very difficult for construction companies to compete and create those jobs is the Scaffold Law....
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Today, the New York Daily News reported that New York City will create 39,500 public school seats over the next five years. Unfortunately for students, teachers, and taxpayers, the NYC School Construction Authority’s insurance bill will jump by $150 million because of the Scaffold Law. That’s $150 million that could be used to build new...
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