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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 16 The Featherduster Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 16 The Featherduster Summary

Franklin Roosevelt is the next governor. Roosevelt was appointed chairman of the Taconic State Park Commission when Moses was appointed president of the Long Island State Park Commission. Roosevelt and Moses had a disagreement over Roosevelt's aide who Roosevelt tried to have appointed as secretary to the Taconic Commission. Roosevelt, eager to begin the Taconic Park project, finds there are very little funds available. Since the commission hasn't spent all of its past funding, the State Parks Councils is hesitant to give it additional funds. Roosevelt's appeal to Smith is rejected and Roosevelt replies that his commission has no function or use so they don't see why they should continue. Smith needs Roosevelt's support in the coming election so he says he will approve some funds. When the time for appropriations comes, there is no allocation. Roosevelt...

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