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The Recorder: LEGISLATORS SPEAK OUT ABOUT STATE BUSINESS CLIMATE

“Scaffold Law Scott began with explaining that the New York state Scaffold Law enacted in 1885 virtually holds a contractor and property owner at fault even if an employee did not abide by safety rules, was acting carelessly, or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Scott noted that general liability insurance costs in...
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The Washington Post: Tear Down N.Y.’s ‘Scaffold Law’ to Rebuild Infrastructure

“A battle to repeal an obscure New York law protecting construction workers appears to be gaining momentum, with backers saying the 19th-century measure is typical of the reasons it’s so difficult and costly to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But a legal institute at New York Law School says that’s bunk. Earlier this month, the nonprofit Common...
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