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Public land entity’s power is worrisome


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 02, 2012

~~<p>It's not hard to understand why crowds have reacted angrily to proposed rules governing the state's newly created Public Land Development Corp. It is not the rules themselves &mdash; it's the very concept of a semi-autonomous agency exempted from some of the routine oversight of state and county government and of the public.</p>
<p>The proposal of the rules follows more than a year after Act 55 became law, but the public response at last week's hearing is like a delayed reaction to language on the books from the moment the bill was signed.</p>
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It's not hard to understand why crowds have reacted angrily to proposed rules governing the state's newly created Public Land Development Corp. It is not the rules themselves — it's the very concept of a semi-autonomous agency exempted from some of the routine oversight of state and county government and of the public.

The proposal of the rules follows more than a year after Act 55 became law, but the public response at last week's hearing is like a delayed reaction to language on the books from the moment the bill was signed. Login for more...



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