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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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Budget process remains flawed

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New York passed its fiscal year 2019 budget last weekend, and it was once again the result of a flawed process that is completely lacking in transparency. The budget is negotiated behind closed doors by a small group wielding immense ...

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Fake news is dangerous

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Fake news in this country is a very real threat to our democracy and our civility. We are not talking about fake news as President Donald Trump and several other politicians define it: news that they disagree with or that ...

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Slaughter lived for Rochester

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Whatever your political affiliation, there is no denying Rep. Louise Slaughter’s deep love for her adopted community. The Kentucky native spent nearly half her life working in politics to make the Rochester region better. Slaughter, who died a week ago ...

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Albany needs ethics reform

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The conviction this week of Joseph Percoco, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former aide, on three felony charges is further evidence that Albany is in serious need of significant ethics reform. That need has been apparent for years, and lawmakers—including Cuomo—continue to ...

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Rochester encouraging electric vehicles

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It is heartening to see that the City of Rochester and several local employers are committed to removing obstacles to more widespread electric vehicle ownership. Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular option, as evidenced by the fact that Gov. ...

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This time feels different (access required)

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After the Valentine’s Day shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there was concern that we would see the same cycle we usually see after a mass shooting: officials offering thoughts and prayers, outrage from citizens, proposals for gun reform, then no ...

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Incinerator deserves reasoned evaluation

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A fight is brewing between Rochester-based Circular enerG LLC, which wants to build a massive trash incinerator between Cayuga and Seneca lakes, and Finger Lakes wineries and residents. Both sides are claiming the environmental high ground, and both have legitimate ...

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