Construction coalition fights Paterson pay suspension

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A coalition of construction trade groups has filed suit against the state, in response to Governor David Paterson’s decision to suspend infrastructure improvement payments, according to Crain’s. The group, which includes the General Contractors Association, the Construction Industry Council and the Associated General Contractors of New York, is represented by former New York Lieutenant Governor Al DelBello, who said Paterson’s edict casts a gloomy outlook for these groups. “There are no assurances that the contract workers [are] going to be paid,” DelBello said. “But if they stop work, they’re in breach of their contract. It’s an unconscionable position they’re been put in.”

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