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Put principles over party

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There is no question that President Donald Trump has been good for many businesses. His administration has removed many regulations that businesses did not approve of. The tax cuts he helped usher into law have helped many companies save money. ...

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Welcome path to a good job (access required)

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One of the biggest concerns you hear from businesses in our region—and across the country—is that there are not enough skilled workers for companies to fill the openings they have. This is especially true in technical fields that require more ...

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Overhaul immigration with compassion (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ended the process of separating children from their parents after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. The separations had increased dramatically since the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy ...

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Increase development transparency (access required)

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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and other Republican Assembly members on Wednesday called for passage of bills that would make the state’s economic development programs more transparent. They are right to do so. The state gives out hundreds of ...

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Sexism loses round (access required)

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It is fitting that on the same day that Harvey Weinstein stood in court to face rape and criminal sex act charges, another vestige of sexism was discarded. The Miss American Organization announced Tuesday that when the Miss America pageant ...

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Underwood the right AG (access required)

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The state Legislature made the correct decision this week when it appointed Barbara Underwood as New York’s interim attorney general. Underwood, who has served as New York’s solicitor general since 2007, became acting attorney general when Eric Schneiderman resigned May ...

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Take care on sports betting (access required)

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News that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional—clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting if they so desire—was greeted by cheers across the country. Gambling and sports ...

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A victory for common sense

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As in most villages, Main Street is crucial to the success of businesses in Fairport. What makes Fairport different from other villages is that to get from one side of Main Street to the other, you have to cross a ...

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Arts crucial to the economy (access required)

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It’s self-evident that having strong arts organizations is important to the cultural life of any community, but a new report shows how important the arts are to the economy as well. The data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ...

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Wrong way to right result (access required)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he intends to restore voting rights to felons on parole through executive fiat is an example of doing the right thing the wrong way. First is the question of whether felons on parole should be ...

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A celebration of women (access required)

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The Rochester Business Journal has long been committed to recognizing the accomplishments of women in business, to providing resources to help women achieve success in business and to advocating for equality for women in business. The importance of women in ...

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