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ULI West/FF stands with RPA and other like-minded organizations in advocating for investment in Infrastructure in CT

Dear Governor Lamont, Senate President Pro Tempore Looney, Senate Majority Leader Duff, House Speaker Aresimowicz, House Majority Leader Ritter, Senate Minority Leader Fasano, and House Minority Leader Klarides: As you know, transportation is the backbone of Connecticut’s economy. Residents and businesses depend on a reliable, integrated transportation system to get them where they need to be, when they need to be there. Getting people from home to work on time and predictably moving the goods that businesses need to get the job done are baseline requirements for economic growth. Click here to read the … Read More

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3rd Annual Real Estate Summit

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:30am – 11:30am Westchester Marriott Hotel 670 White Plains Road Members: $125 Non-Members: $150 Greg Belew LMC, A Lennar Company Phil Royle Legoland Tom Mulroy T-Rex Capital Tony Gioffre, Esq Cuddy and Feder Geoffrey Brackett Marist College Transformational Projects in Westchester & the Hudson Valley Panel Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank Moderated by: Mike Oates, President & CEO, HVEDC Speakers: Marist College Medical School & Health Quest Simone Development Legoland City of New Rochelle Panel: The Amazon Deal: A Case Study on Performance-based Incentives Moderated by: … Read More

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Recommend ULI to Someone You Know

We’re inviting you to share your passion for ULI with others. We have launched a member referral program and we want you to be one of the first to participate. Please take a moment to refer a friend or two who should be a ULI member. We’ll take it from there and send a series of messages to introduce the prospective member to the opportunities waiting to be found at ULI. And if one of your referrals becomes a ULI member, we’ll send you a gift card to treat the … Read More

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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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New York Must Put the Brakes on Prevailing Wage Legislation

With the shock of Amazon’s decision to abandon its plan for opening a second headquarters in New York still fresh, New York State now is facing another decision with the potential to be even more damaging to the State’s increasingly fragile economy. It’s called Prevailing Wage legislation and it is a construction project killer. Both the Assembly and the Senate have included Prevailing Wage language in the new State Budget scheduled for adoption by April 1. If passed, this legislation, that is strongly backed by the construction labor unions, would … Read More

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Labor Suggests What It Can Live With In Prevailing Wage Expansion

Labor Suggests What It Can Live With In Prevailing Wage Expansion Two labor groups on Tuesday outlined a potential compromise in a statement that suggests a potential framework for a deal on expanding prevailing wage provisions. “This issue needs to be included in this year’s state budget so that taxpayers can be confident we are creating middle class jobs for New Yorkers when public funds are used,” said AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento and NYS Building & Construction Trades Council President James Cahill. “To expedite that process, we support discussions to … Read More

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Labor To Rally For Prevailing Wage Expansion

Labor To Rally For Prevailing Wage Expansion From the Morning Memo: Labor unions on Wednesday at the Capitol will hold a day-long rally pushing for the expansion of prevailing wage provisions in the state budget. “The clock is ticking,” said Patrick Purcell, the executive director of the GNY & NYS Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust. “How much longer will construction workers have to wait for wage justice? This isn’t about union or non-union workers, it’s about setting a strong wage standard that benefits all construction workers and levels the playing … Read More

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Cuomo says prevailing wage expansion should exempt affordable housing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today a potential prevailing wage expansion should exempt affordable housing developments, though he didn’t specify the particular carve-out he would prefer. “I would exempt the affordable housing projects, because you can make a case that it increases the cost of construction,” Cuomo said on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. State lawmakers are considering applying prevailing wage requirements to a greater portion of publicly-subsidized projects by broadening the definition of “public works,” which require paying higher wages. Construction unions have pushed for an expansion, but opponents say … Read More

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Times Union – Lawmaker calls question about prevailing wage calculation a ‘deflection’

Lawmaker calls question about prevailing wage calculation a ‘deflection’ Assemblyman Harry Bronson doesn’t want questions about how the state calculates prevailing wage to interfere with legislative efforts to expand the use of prevailing wage in New York. Following a press conference in the Capitol on Monday to push for a broader definition of “public work” in state law, the Rochester Democrat said, “If you want to have a conversation on how we determine prevailing wage at another time, I’m more than happy to have that conversation.” The proposed language change, … Read More

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Newsday Editorial – Don’t rush a new New York law to require a prevailing wage

Talk about unintended consequences. On the surface, it might seem like a great idea for the next state budget to require all construction projects that receive state money or incentives to pay workers prevailing wage — essentially the hourly pay received by local union workers. But neither a proposal to do so nor the effort to cram it into the state budget is a great idea. While the legislation could make union labor more competitive with nonunion shops that offer lower wages, it also could increase business, construction and housing … Read More

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