ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new independent study gives New York a D+ grade for its regulation of industries that effect air and water quality, job growth and other major areas.

The independent report questions the whole decision-making process in New York’s penchant for regulation of businesses.

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The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University Law School found that New York’s agencies that enforce regulations struggle to meet basic cost-benefit analysis guidelines and so are less likely to arrive at balanced, public interest-minded results.

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Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group welcomes a change from political ideology to a fact-based analysis before regulations are enacted.

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