Queens Democratic State Senator Jose Peralta announced that he will officially be joining the breakaway group of Democrats in the State Senate known as the Senate Independent Democratic Conference.
Mayor de Blasio unveiled his $84.67 billion proposed spending year for New York City in the 2018 fiscal year. The looming question on NYC's budget this year is how any potential withdrawal of federal funding will impact the final NYC budget, set to be finalized before the summer.
New legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo would expand the use of design-build—a streamlined bidding process for large infrastructure projects—to all state agencies, according a budget proposal released earlier this week, a move that could prove essential for New York should it have to compete with other states for federal infrastructure dollars.
As the real estate industry and construction unions prepare for a legislative fight in the City Council over worker safety, new data is being released that suggests non-union workers are more diverse, and more likely to live in New York City, than their counterparts in the city's trades unions.
The battle between union and nonunion contractors is again flaring up over a new set of construction safety bills being proposed before the City Council.
The Rinaldi Group is building the biggest modular-construction hotel project ever built in NYC, using an innovative construction method known as modular construction.
On January 5th, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Inc. Empire State chapter held it’s “Road Map to World Class Safety” forum in which dozens of developers and contractors from around the New York City area learned how to enhance their knowledge on the benefits of construction safety reform.
In one of his first major initiatives of the new legislative session, Governor Cuomo announced today a plan, called the Excelsior Scholarship, to offer free tuition at state colleges to hundreds of thousands of middle and low-income New Yorkers.
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