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REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit

Third Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit  Hudson Valley Housing and Development: Updates, Innovations and Opportunities Thursday May 2, 2019 NYS Judicial Institute at Pace Law 8:00am – 1:00pm Light Breakfast & Networking, 8-8:30am The Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit will provide an overview of the current state of affairs in housing and present strategies for increasing affordable housing through new partnerships in real estate, health, finance, and services. Experts from community development, lending, real estate, and the faith community will come together for three panels to discuss ways that … Read More

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Daily News – OPINION Say yes to more prevailing wage: Requiring higher pay for laborers in all public works is good for New York’s middle class

Over a century ago, New York State established its first prevailing wage law. It was based on the common-sense principle that workers who build something for the public good be paid a fair wage for their work. It’s a deal that’s paid off for New York and for countless families who’ve been lifted into the middle class through hard work and sweat equity. Prevailing wage laws require construction workers who do major jobs for state or local government to be paid at rates that are set through negotiations between businesses … Read More

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New York Times – Con Ed Cuts Off New Gas Hookups in New York Suburb

YONKERS — Across the suburbs north of New York City, clusters of luxury towers are rising around commuter rail stations, designed to lure young workers seeking easy access to Manhattan. In all, 16,000 apartments and condominiums are in the works in more than a dozen towns, along with spaces for restaurants and shops. But the boom unfolding in Westchester County is under threat — not from any not-in-my-backyard opposition or a slumping real estate market. Instead, it is coming from something unexpected: a lack of natural gas. Con Edison, the region’s … Read More

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State of Politics – Prevailing Wage Supporters Respond To NAACP Opposition

https://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2019/03/prevailing-wage-supporters-respond-to-naacp-opposition/ Prevailing Wage Supporters Respond To NAACP Opposition From the Morning Memo: This week, the NAACP’s New York chapter announced its opposition to a measure that would expand prevailing wage requirements to projects that receive partial public funding, pointing to concerns that the bill would hurt minority-owned businesses and workers of color. But supporters of the legislation, including labor unions that represent black workers, pushed back against the opposition, accusing the NAACP of having “parroted talking points from the real estate industry that are factually inaccurate and harmful to the very communities … Read More

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Newsday – Union members call for prevailing wage expansion in state budget

Union members call for prevailing wage expansion in state budget About 70 unionized construction workers and their supporters called Thursday for including an expansion of the prevailing wage for building projects in the 2019-20 state budget due April 1. Holding signs that read “Stop Out-of-State Workers” and “Pass Public Works Now,” members of Local 66 of the Laborers’ union and Local 78 of the Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers’ union said the wage rate for builders on private construction projects that receive tax breaks should be the same as on government … Read More

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Politico – Cuomo hesitant on broad expansion of prevailing wage requirements in budget

By Marie J. French 03/22/2019 03:56 PM EDT Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that while he supports expanding the types of publicly-subsidized projects to which prevailing wage applies, he doesn’t think the issue will be addressed in the budget. Labor unions are pushing for an expansion of the definition of “public works” that require paying higher wages, including to those getting local tax breaks or incentives from state authorities. Business groups are opposed and warn the push will make affordable housing projects and other developments prohibitively expensive, harming economic growth … Read More

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Daily News: The price of prevailing wage: Requiring far higher wages for affordable housing development will inflate public costs or depress the number of unit

EDITORIAL Why on New York’s gray pavement are left-leaning leaders in Albany, from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Gov. Cuomo, all of whom claim to care about helping ever more middle-class families make ends meet, walking in lockstep behind a plan to make it much more expensive to build affordable housing? The idea is to require what’s known as prevailing wage for construction workers on many more sites. Today, only projects like bridges, tunnels and schools have to pay prevailing wage. Tomorrow, virtually all … Read More

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March 29th Event Cancelled

ULI Westchester/Fairfield’s March 29th Event “Penciling the Deal: Development Project Feasibility Analysis for Non-Financial Real Estate Professionals” has been cancelled. Registrants will receive an email with instructions for attending an alternative session or receiving their refund.

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Macro View of Micro Units Event Presentations

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