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Q4: Sandra Parker, CEO, Rochester Business Alliance Inc.

Q: Local businesses say they are paying more for workers’ health care costs, though they continue to shift costs to employees. Responses to the RBA’s recent Employee Benefits Survey indicate that employers still cover more than half of workers’ premium ...

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Paterson to summon legislature back to Albany

Gov. David Paterson will summon the state Legislature to Albany for an extraordinary session on Nov. 10 to address current-year budget deficits and legislation not finished at the end of the legislative session in June, he announced Monday.

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Bending the cost curve: altering incentives

Back to basics on health reform This is the fourth in a series of weekly articles by Policy Wonk columnist Kent Gardner and guest co-author Jim Fatula on the basics-and the big picture-of health care reform. Next week: Issues related ...

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Majority backs governor’s $5B deficit-reduction plan

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Gov. David Paterson’s proposed two-year, $5 billion deficit-reduction plan. His proposal would have a current-year impact of $3 billion. The plan calls for no tax increases or ...

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The Paterson plan

Gov. David Paterson's poll numbers look really bad--until you compare them to the job-performance rating voters give the state Legislature. Here's why.

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Snap Poll: Majority backs governor’s $5B deficit-reduction plan

The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Gov. David Paterson's proposed two-year, $5 billion deficit-reduction plan. His proposal would have a current-year impact of $3 billion.

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Highest-Paid Elected Officials

Representatives of municipalities in Monroe County using the Freedom of Information Act ; ranked by current salary

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Brooks’ 2010 budget calls for no tax rate hike

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on Tuesday presented a $914 million proposed budget for 2010, saying the spending plan will come with no increase to the county tax rate.

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COMIDA OKs breaks for Nothnagle, Cortese

Three projects were approved for tax breaks by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, including Nothnagle Realtors' move to downtown Rochester and a proposed expansion for Cortese Dodge Inc. in Brighton.

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Snap Poll: Majority supports Republican control of County Legislature

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they want Republicans to remain in control of the Monroe County Legislature, where the GOP currently has a 15-14 majority. One looming issue in this year’s elections ...

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Financial education is consumer protection

The new credit card law and the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency will affect the use of certain financial products but will not fully address the underlying issue that many believe led to the financial crisis: our nation’s failing grade ...

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The poverty problem

Reducing the city's poverty rate is central to the future health of Rochester's economy. But what strategy will work, after so many seem to have failed?

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