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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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The new Kodak

For all his success, George Eastman also faced repeated setbacks and knew the prospect of failure was always present.

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Auditing the comptroller

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issues a steady stream of audits that highlight lax practices at state agencies and local government offices. This week, he found himself at the other end of a critical audit by a state watchdog

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Europe and us

All politics may be local, but for business and the economy, global trends matter greatly--which is one very good reason to welcome this week's news that the eurozone's recession is finally over.

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START-UP costs

New York taxpayers should not be told what legislation such as START-UP NY is likely to cost only after it is enacted.

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Beyond the Big Three

It's hard to say exactly when Eastman Kodak Co., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Xerox Corp. ceased to be Rochester's Big Three, but few would dispute this has occurred. This week that fact was underscored by news on each of these companies.

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Part-time recovery

The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression ended in June 2009, but it appears someone forgot to tell millions of Americans.

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The tourism factor

Tourism is a significant factor in the regional economy, and strategic efforts should be made to maximize its potential.

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A starting point

The ABO report is a useful starting point for a much-needed discussion about the operations of public authorities in this state.

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