NAFTA at 20
Remaining competitive globally is even more important today than it was 20 years ago.
The renters' burden
Rent affordability affects not only low-income urban households but also recent college graduates at first jobs.
The $10.10 equation
There’s a better way than the minimum wage to help boost lower-income households.
The Ferraro legacy
Thomas Ferraro, who died this week, had a passion for pursuing innovative solutions to the problems of poverty and hunger.
Plurality says free trade pacts are bad for Rochester economy
The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—43 percent—says the North American Free Trade Agreement has been bad for the Rochester economy. This compares with 40 percent who say it has helped and 17 percent who say its effect has been neutral.
Readers back possible GOP challengers
In this year’s race for New York governor, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favored Republicans Donald Trump and Rob Astorino over incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. In a matchup between Cuomo and 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, however, Cuomo came out on top.
Narrow majority supports Common Core
Fifty-three percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support the Common Core educational standards.
Majority supports raising debt ceiling
More than two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said Congress should raise the federal government’s debt ceiling, but nearly one-third of those said lawmakers should do so only if they offset the increase with future spending cuts.
A cycle of narrow-mindedness is finally broken
I am comfortable admitting that narrow-minded behavior now only because I have changed, converted years ago by my wife.
Here's the reason why U.S. workers work for us
Our U.S. employees, if more expensive to hire and train than those in India, deliver superior results.
RCSD spending for outside assistance is not new
Will there be a need for the district to ferret out and plead for additional resources to support outside assistance?
SAFE Act bad for business and N.Y.
Regardless of one’s opinion of the SAFE Act, all New Yorkers should be very concerned about how this law was written and passed in the dead of the night.