EIGHT- PENNY NEWS VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 12 SEPTEMBER 1993 New York:The Northeastern Subcontractors Association (NESCA) is encouraging a letter-writing campaign by its membership directed at stopping a proposed 19% increase in workers comp rates that would go into effect Oct. 1. NESCA's recommended alternatives to the increase include: • using managed care; • prohibiting third-party liability; • putting an end to "double dipping" of unemployment and workers comp benefits; • establishing a special task force to investigate fraud; and • developing a merit rating system for small employers. New Jersey: The legislature passed a bill requiring a permit for virtually all initial development within 150 feet of a beach, dune, or shoreline. It also closes a loophole in the 20-year-old Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) that exempted from review shoreline residential projects smaller than 24 units