In our own eyes
Perhaps there’s a sixth essential element to well-being: looking at the place you call home with fresh eyes.
A higher hurdle
Everyone knows the tax code needs to be fixed. But how? That’s the vexing question.
Midnight in Albany
A full assessment of the new budget will take more time. Not so rendering judgment on the process that delivered it.
GASB released proposed rules that for the first time would require public entities to disclose key facts about property and other tax-abatement pacts.
Investments downtown are a very positive sign for the heart of the city.
After 20 years, a failure still offers lessons
A big question remains: Where’s the business model for news providers?
Rooney's again tops fine-dining picks
RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents appear to really enjoy Rooney’s Restaurant. The Rochester eatery again this year ranks as readers’ favorite place for fine dining in the Rochester area.
Most say personal income taxes too high
Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say in terms of fairness, the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is too high. Just 3 percent say they believe they’re paying too little in federal income tax, and 31 percent say the portion they pay is about right.
Readers grade new 2015-16 state budget
The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave a C grade to the 2015-16 budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Legislature leaders.
Majority: Don't tie teacher pay to tests
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to base 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations on how their students perform on state exams.
Readers split on minimum wage hike
By 53 percent to 47 percent, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll narrowly oppose an increase in the state’s minimum wage.
Ketchup's versatility gives license to pour it on
Versatility is a notable quality of ketchup.
Ridesharing is what Rochester residents need
Lyft gives people who need flexible work hours a chance to make a little extra money and get to know our neighbors at the same time.
Venture capital for social service organizations
We applaud New York for establishing a $30 million fund to develop social impact bonds and the pay-for-success contracts they support.
Three myths confuse conflict-of-interest rule
Sponsors have a meaningful stake in the game. They ignore it at their own peril.