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February 2019
Contractors in Rochester say New York’s Scaffold Law is killing the construction industry. A coalition of construction leaders in Rochester said the law wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a year, killing jobs in the Rochester area. They also say the law increases construction costs on all projects because it holds building companies 100...
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Crain’s New York Business reports on the General Contractor Association’s latest study on construction costs in New York: New York’s unionized contractors say the state’s current regulatory and management structures don’t work. The General Contractors Association of New York’s “Deconstructing the Cost of Construction” report tells what the trade group calls “the real story” of...
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Jason Schiciano, a Westchester-based insurance broker, writes at the Journal News that: There is a crisis in the construction insurance market that is costing New Yorkers billions. Every home, every school, every bridge costs more because of this crisis. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and our elected officials in Albany could fix it with the stroke of...
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Jolie Milstein of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing writes at Real Estate Weekly that: As state lawmakers convene in Albany for the new legislative session, their discussions to address the statewide housing crisis should include a focus on reforming the obscure but deeply problematic Scaffold Law. New York is the only state...
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