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February 2016
Tom Stebbins, the executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, argues the state’s restrictive Scaffold Law drives up the cost of infrastructure projects, which in turn makes it more difficult for municipalities and the state to rebuild the crumbling roads and bridges. Click Image Below to Listen:  
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Lack of change to NY’s Scaffold Law highlighted in a recent WNYC article: “One bill that has been lingering for years would reform the state’s century-old scaffold law. It holds employers and property owners 100 percent liable when a worker falls from a ladder or scaffold — or any other ‘gravity-related’ fall — if the...
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Yesterday, over one hundred advocates gathered at the state capitol to urge lawmakers to support common sense reform to the New York’s Scaffold Law. Among them were contractors, builders, small business owners, developers, lawyers, and municipal officials. Attendees traveled from all corners of the state, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, to make their voice heard. The feedback from attendees on legislative...
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