Scaffold Law to Cost School Authority $150M

Today, the New York Daily News reported that New York City will create 39,500 public school seats over the next five years.

Unfortunately for students, teachers, and taxpayers, the NYC School Construction Authority’s insurance bill will jump by $150 million because of the Scaffold Law. That’s $150 million that could be used to build new facilities – the city will still face a shortage of over 16,000 seats – and get students out of aging, dingy trailers.

Unfortunately, the legislature, beholden to the influence of the personal injury trial lawyer lobby, seems to prefer to stick its head in the sand and pretend the problem doesn’t exist.

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