FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York Lawsuit Reform Group Calls Out Speaker Silver for Hindering N.Y. School Construction

March 6, 2014 (Albany, NY): On the heels of Speaker Sheldon Silvers’ recent public comments regarding the condition of New York’s public schools The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), said today that the deteriorating conditions at New York’s schools are Silver’s own fault.

“Speaker Silver is correct in his assessment that children should not have to attend schools trailers. Unfortunately, Speaker Silver has consistently opposed reforms that would save our schools hundreds of millions in construction dollars every year.”  Said Tom Stebbins, LRANY’s Executive Director.

The group states that Speaker Silver’s opposition to reform of the New-York-only ‘Scaffold Law’ is directly responsible for the lack of funds for school construction due to the high cost burden the law creates.

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