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New York Post: Corey Johnson targets Scaffold Law in plan to fix MTA

Council Speaker Corey Johnson has targeted a sacred cow in his plan to reform the MTA: New York’s much-maligned Scaffold Law, which critics say boosts insurance costs for transit projects and on other construction in New York State by hundreds of millions of dollars. The Scaffold Law assigns 100 percent liability on owners and contractors […]


WHAM 13: Local business leaders rally against New York’s Scaffold Law

Rochester, N.Y. – Local business leaders are calling for New York to repeal a law they say raises the cost of construction projects. Opponents of the Scaffold Law say insurance companies are forced to charge higher premiums for construction insurance because the law holds builders 100 percent responsible for gravity-related injuries at a work site. […]


Habitat Magazine: Diverse Group Pushes to Reform State’s Scaffold Law

Law week’s Scaffold Law Reform Lobby Day was profiled in Habitat Magazine with Jason Schiciano, the president of a Westchester-based insurance brokerage telling the publication that he joined advocates at the capitol because he is determined to persuade the legislature to fix the law.  “I feel like each time I’ve gone up, more of the […]


Letter to the Editor: Federal fix needed if N.Y. can’t reform Scaffold Law

The Times Union published a letter to the editor from the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s executive director, Tom Stebbins: As the paper of record in New York’s state capital, we were surprised to read the Times Union’s opposition to a federal fix to the Scaffold Law, “Scaffold Law N.Y.’s business,” Feb. 4. No newspaper in […]


The Legislative Gazette — Report Blames Scaffold Law for High Costs and Slow Progress on Infrastructure Improvements

Following the release of a report from Common Good on the detrimental effects of the Scaffold Law, the Legislative Gazette covered this and quoted LRANY’s Executive Director: “New York’s 130-year old Scaffold Law has been a road-block to rebuilding New York’s infrastructure and economy for far too long,” said Tom Stebbins, executive director of the […]