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Pro-union bill benefits no one

PLAs swell project costs because they eliminate competition.

Gerald Cardinale, THE RECORD-NorthJersey.COM

Sunday, January 20, 2013

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National University System Institute for Policy Research found PLAs increased New York and California school projects by around 15 percent, and the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University found those projects cost 20 percent more. Both institutes accounted for geographic cost differences, school size, inflation, cost overruns and other potential variables; they discovered significant cost increases per square foot.