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Adam Morey
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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Critics of a controversial state law that makes construction companies 100% liable for work-site injuries are pushing for an overhaul of the statute amid ramped-up talks on a massive new train tunnel project. Those opposed to the so-called “Scaffold Law” — the only one of its kind in the country — say it could add...
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LATEST NEWS FROM THE TIMES UNION CAPITOL BUREAU Faso calls for federal bypass of state’s Scaffold Law By David Lombardo on November 26, 2018 at 12:40 PM Outgoing Republican Congressman John Faso doesn’t want federal funds “wasted” on projects where he believes the state’s “Scaffold Law” is driving up costs. In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary...
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Long Island Herald November 1, 2018 Op-Ed: A law you’ve never heard of is slowing our state’s progress By Mitchell Pally Schools and bridges are crumbling across New York state. Many Long Island hospitals are outdated, and local downtowns are in desperate need of revitalization. But New York’s “Scaffold Law” makes us among the most...
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News 12 Westchester reports that on Friday, business leaders gathered in the shadow of the new Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo bridge to call on elected officials to fix the only-in-New York Scaffold Law. “The scaffold law, which holds construction companies 100 percent liable for injuries such as falls, added between $200 million and $400 million to...
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At the end of July, Crain’s New York Business ran an article about how New York’s Scaffold Law increases insurance costs on all construction projects in the state: Documents from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board meeting last week show that insurance costs on East Side Access, the decade-delayed effort to link the Long Island Rail...
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Crain’s New York Business published an op-ed from Common Good’s David Choi about how the Scaffold Law increases the cost of public infrastructure projects like the planned Gateway tunnel: Fixing New York’s decrepit infrastructure is a high priority and includes crucial projects such as the $13 billion Gateway rail tunnel project under the Hudson River....
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