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Lawmakers pursue changes to construction liability law
Curbed NY
Labor unions, developers and business interests all over New York will be watching Albany, as a state law that has benefited injured construction workers for over a century is in danger of undergoing serious change.
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As City Council probes deadly building collapse, official says city can't be held liable
KYW-TV
The first hearing began recently in Philadelphia City Council's own investigation into this month's deadly building collapse on Market Street. While the district attorney and OSHA probe the specifics of the incident, City Council is focused on broader issues such as permitting and inspections.
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Orr: Detroit to halt debt payments, reinvest $1.25 billion in city
Detroit Free Press
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr laid out an extraordinary, complex and painful path back to solvency for the City of Detroit recently in a proposed plan to creditors that promises at the same time a way out of the financial mess that has crippled public services and a path for future growth.
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Inspection reports lacking at site of Indianapolis fire
The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis fire officials said recently it's possible that businesses that burned in a large warehouse fire hadn't been inspected for safety in six years. The department has been unable to find any inspection reports for 220 S. Belmont Ave., where four businesses went up in flames, and found just one memo from 2007 that referred to a report.
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City to hire 600 workers for safe passage routes after school closings
WBBM-TV
Mayor Rahm Emanuel trotted out several top city officials recently — and will continue doing so throughout the summer — as plans are finalized to keep kids safe as they go to and from their new schools next fall, after 49 elementary schools are closed later this month.
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Niota, Tenn., loses liability insurance for 2nd time this year
WRCB-TV
Niota, in McMinn County, Tenn., is in a familiar situation. The city's liability insurance ran out recently. The Tennessee Municipal League temporarily extended Niota's insurance in April, but it refuses to do it again until changes are made.
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City council in Reno, Nev., approves licensing of pedicabs
KOLO-TV
The Reno City Council in Nevada approved an amendment to the Reno Municipal Code that allows for licensing of pedicabs. Several new sections are included in the ordinance that provide licensing requirements, minimum operating requirements and safety regulations for the operation of pedicabs in the City of Reno.
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