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Apr 3, 2015

Midnight in Albany

A full assessment of the new budget will take more time. Not so rendering judgment on the process that delivered it.

Mar 27, 2015

Clearer accounting

GASB released proposed rules that for the first time would require public entities to disclose key facts about property and other tax-abatement pacts.

Mar 20, 2015

Money talks

Investments downtown are a very positive sign for the heart of the city.

Mar 13, 2015

A key advantage

Rochester continues to possess competitive advantages in advanced industries.

Mar 6, 2015

The wrong remedy

Is a full-time state Legislature an idea whose time has come?

Feb 27, 2015

In the zone

Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.

Feb 20, 2015

Net neutrality matters

Net neutrality has been debated long enough. The FCC should act now.

Feb 13, 2015

What’s needed now

Without some prudent business risk-taking, this area could find itself playing catch-up with the broader economy.

Feb 6, 2015

Education economics

This region is fortunate to have such a robust group of independent colleges and universities.

Jan 30, 2015

The Silver indictment

The Sheldon Silver case in an indictment of a system New Yorkers have long tolerated.

Jan 23, 2015

Finding common ground

Members of the upstate delegation have an opportunity to set an example by working together productively on such issues.

Jan 16, 2015

Gamblin’ man

To revive the Southern Tier economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is willing to roll the dice. Twice.