Month

January 2015
As the Times Union reports, the immenent departure of Sheldon Silver as Speaker of the Assembly has given new hope to advocates of Scaffold Law reform. Tom Stebbins has a keen interest in the developments surrounding Speaker Sheldon Silver’s fall from the leadership of the state Assembly. Stebbins, head of the state Lawsuit Reform Alliance,...
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In the wake of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest on fraud and consipracy charges last week, Albany has been thrown into chaos. In the Gotham Gazette, Morgan Penhme identifies five immediate impacts. Number four? Tort reform is back on the table. Supporters of modifying or eliminating New York State’s Scaffold Law undoubtedly are rejoicing today....
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In today’s New York Daily News, columnist Bill Hammond calls on Governor Cuomo to focus on systemic solutions to promote job creation and economic growth: Cuomo talks a good game about making New York “open for business.” But his marquee economic development programs, such as Start-Up NY tax-free zones near college campuses, benefit a lucky...
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In today’s Crains New York Business, Denise Richardson, Executive Director of the General Contractors Association of New York, addresses the multitude of regulatory and compliance requirements which have driven up the cost of construction. Missing from Crain’s story “Construction boom triggers big jump in building costs” (Dec. 8) are the real costs associated with noise-code...
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