WLIA 17: Local Regulators and Social Problems

Today I read and react to 2 Times Union articles about local and state regulation in two completely different contexts. One centered on a Methadone clinic that serves the bottom of our society and a suburban farm business that serves the middle class. Although I don’t do a full compare and contrast, I present these stories together so you can consider what is similar and what is different in how these too situations play out, what is at stake and how mainstream people talk about things.

Sources

TU coverage of the issues/perception of methadone clinic
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Growing-pains-13053870.php
TU coverage of this issues with Colonie’s regulation of smaller businesses
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/colonie-roadblock-small-businesses-17753968.php


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