Mayors, Contractors Urge Buttigieg To Override Scaffold Law for Gateway Project

Organizations that represent contractors and mayors in New York are urging Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to override a key construction law in New York for the Gateway Tunnel. The groups — the New York Conference of Mayors, the Associated General Contractors, the General Contractors Association of New York and the Minority & Women Contractors and...
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Letter: Now That Pot Is Legal, Fix the Scaffold Law

The Buffalo News is right to raise concerns about traffic safety and marijuana legalization in New York (“New York doesn’t need a marijuana bill that lets impaired drivers off easy” March 19). In addition, the state’s push for legalization should raise concerns about job safety on construction sites, especially here in New York, where intoxication...
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Local Leaders Explain Opposition To Legalizing Recreational Pot

ALBANY – Legalizing recreational pot may seem like a done deal in New York, but opponents say the fight is not over yet. They gathered Monday to explain why they believe lawmakers should vote no. “I say to our legislators, if you vote yes on this legislation you are voting to harm my child,” said...
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Why a Lawsuit Reform Group Wants Changes to the Marijuana Bill

A lawsuit reform organization on Monday called for a last-minute change to the bill legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York, arguing the measure needs to include changes to the state’s Scaffold Law. The concern is driven in large part by impaired people using marijuana and then working at a job site where injuries can occur....
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