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Fighting poverty

While many anti-poverty strategies have been tried, the list of failures is a long one.

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In Congress’ court

Congress can--and should--resolve the issue of interstate sales tax collection for Web sales.

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The Vargas plan

Those dubious about Bolgen Vargas' new plan to boost student achievement in the Rochester City School District might call it a handoff—or a Hail Mary.

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Two more strikes

Tax reform should not begin and end with lower rates. How taxes are levied is important too.

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Time to renew TPA

A final Trans-Pacific Partnership accord can and should be debated by lawmakers. But let's give the president the authority needed to wrap up the agreement.

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Rochester’s next mayor

For Lovely Warren, the hardest work likely awaits her. But that fact in no way diminishes what she already has accomplished.

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Not ready to compete

Without significant improvements to the U.S. education system, employers will need to carry a heavier load to remain competitive.

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Dueling rulings

It is unreasonable to expect online merchants to collect taxes under current laws for the thousands of taxing jurisdictions nationwide.

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Pledging tax cuts

Going forward, the goal should be clear: Simplify the state's tax code and reduce rates broadly.

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The city’s hard numbers

The broader context--how Rochester compares to the national average--underscores the city's plight.

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Broader is better

Broad-based tax reduction is both more fair and more effective in the long run.

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A fine balance

While the original goal of protecting investors remains an important one, some of these regulations have failed to keep up with the times.

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Saying thanks

It's not too early to reciprocate Thomas Richards' expression of gratitude: It has been a privilege to have him serve the city of Rochester.
 

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Another gap to bridge

If Lovely Warren becomes Rochester's next mayor, both she and the business community will need a strong working relationship built on trust and mutual interest.

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Ditching the Loop

To achieve the potential city officials and others envision, with additional jobs and a growing tax base, will require substantial private investment.

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