New York’s New Prevailing Wage Law Hinders Construction, Developers Say

Jimmy Vielkind

Originally published in Wall Street Journal

ALBANY, N.Y.—Business groups said a newly approved state mandate to pay higher wages on a broader range of government-backed construction projects will hurt firms as they attempt to recover from the novel coronavirus.

State Sen. George Borrello, a Republican from upstate Chautauqua County, said in a statement that small-business owners would 'find higher costs and more regulations to support a politically-driven agenda' as a result of the budget.