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Written by: Timothy Leyh, Executive Director of The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE)
New York State leaders have lacked the political will to fix our state’s broken Scaffold Law for decades. Now a United States Congressman is giving it a try. Rep. John Faso of the Hudson Valley has introduced federal legislation creating a workaround to New York’s burdensome, job killing mandate. The Infrastructure Expansion Act would exempt any construction project in New York State subsidized with federal funds from the state’s current Scaffold Law which mandates absolute liability on building owners and contractors.
Partner Voices Blog: Greg Biryla, Executive Director Unshackle Upstate
Moyla Halimy is our Economic Development & Government Affairs Coordinator and our latest staff spotlight! In her role, she performs a variety of tasks central to effectively executing ongoing work and special projects. She also manages the Partnership’s Business Vitals program (formerly EOP). Learn more about Moyla here and read on for a brief Q&A!