Daily News: Lawmakers and advocates gear up to reform costly construction law

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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Faso calls for federal bypass of state’s Scaffold Law

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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MTA board member calls for Scaffold Law reform in op-ed

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 Many Long Island hospitals are outdated, and local downtowns are in desperate need of revitalization.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: Business leaders cite bridge cost in call for scaffold law reform

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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