Unshackle Upstate is part of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a coalition of New Yorkers, businesses and others who are committed to changing New York’s burdensome and expensive legal system to help create more jobs and energize our economy.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle recently published an essay by LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins, who argues that the state’s infamous “scaffold law” (which we’ve long called for reform of) unnecessarily drives up the cost of public and private development projects.

Read the full essay here.