About one-third of New York’s 114 industrial development agencies have joined in a lawsuit challenging assessments on their revenue by the state. Attorneys for the New York State Economic Development Council, a trade group representing economic development professionals, filed the action in state Supreme Court in Albany on Friday.

The plaintiffs are seeking an immediate ruling that would protect IDAs from penalties if they did not pay the assessments by a March 31 deadline. A hearing has been set for April 9.

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