The New York Daily News ran a story about the renewed push to reform New York’s costly construction liability law, the “Scaffold Law”:
Critics of a controversial state law that makes construction companies 100% liable for work-site injuries are pushing for an overhaul of the statute amid ramped-up talks on a massive new train tunnel project.
Those opposed to the so-called “Scaffold Law” — the only one of its kind in the country — say it could add up to $300 million to the cost of the Gateway project to bring a new tunnel underneath the Hudson River to better accommodate Amtrak and NJ Transit. President Trump and Gov. Cuomo met recently to discuss the fate of the project.
And they argue it’s already increased insurance costs.