New York County, Surety Settle Case Involving Jail Project’s Former Sub

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County lawmakers approved contracting with the state Department of Environmental Conservation for solid-waste disposal at $300,000, a program that began in 1998 when the county closed its regional landfill in exchange for the annual remittances. “This is the second to last year, but we’ll hopefully get it extended,” County Manager Daniel Palmer said of the payments on Tuesday. Tell me …

Construction Group Suit Alleges NY Blocked Information on MWBE Contracts

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A trade group representing the building and highway construction industry is suing the state for allegedly stonewalling its requests for public information regarding contracts awarded to businesses operated by minorities and women, known as MWBEs. A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany by the Associated General Contractors claims they have gotten no answers when they sought specifics about …