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Part 3 of 3: APA rulemaking takes power too far

February 13, 2010
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

A key problem with the state Adirondack Park Agency is that it has too many powers and too few checks and balances. It is allowed to make many of its own rules, apply those rules in reviewing projects, police and prosecute violations, judge the enforcement cases and carry out its own sentences. This cannot help but lead to frustration, bitterness and noncompliance on the part of the governed. Americans expect segmentation of government duties so different segments can keep each other from getting too high and mighty.



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