Statement in Response to the 2015 State of the State from Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY)

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“We commend Governor Cuomo’s commitment to improving our state’s infrastructure – but unfortunately, hundreds of millions of these dollars will be wasted because of the archaic “Scaffold Law. ” Due to the imbalanced liability standards of this outdated law, nearly a billion taxpayer dollars are wasted each year. The law unfairly burdens small businesses and creates barriers for NY firms bidding on infrastructure projects, costing jobs and ultimately leading to the crumbling roads, highways, and bridges we are left with today. If Governor Cuomo is serious about creating jobs and improving infrastructure in New York, he should champion sensible reform of the Scaffold Law.”

Tom Stebbins
Executive Director
Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York

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