Senator Ed Markey (D MA) is proposing to introduce legislation that would take Berkshire County out of the Albany DMA. The legislation is in response to concerns from Massachusetts State representatives. At this point it is not clear what the proposed language will look like. The move will have a significant impact on the Albany market. To date there is no legislative language that has been made public.
We are very concerned about the proposal. NYSBA President David Donovan is in Washington DC meeting with Senator Markey’s office about this proposal.