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The do-nothing option

  The "do-nothing" label often is slapped on Washington lawmakers, but what if Congress truly did do nothing about the federal deficit?   This option was laid out in detail on Tuesday in the Congressional Budget Office’s annual "baseline" budget ...

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Heed Kodak’s founder

Rochester does not need another George Eastman or another Kodak to ensure that it thrives in the future.

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Budget ambitions

The executive budget is only the first step in a long process. But it clearly is a step in the right direction.

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Cuomo 2.0

The challenge now for Mr. Cuomo is to avoid a sophomore slump.

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A revenue deal

Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Albany stands a good chance of shedding its dysfunctional label.

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Beyond the Loop

  No doubt at the time it seemed like a good idea. But nearly a half-century after its official opening, the Inner Loop encircling downtown Rochester stands out as a costly mistake.   The sunken expressway was designed to improve ...

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Behind the surprise

Even if New York loses some of its edge, it is critically important to learn what has fueled the recent strong economic performance of the state.

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The fairness factor

The Marketplace Fairness Act would make it easier for small retailers and their customers to comply with existing state sales tax laws.

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Midtown’s new chance

Capitalizing on the opportunity created by the demolition of Midtown will require great imagination and tireless effort on the part of city officials and others.

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The Brooks victory

Having earned a third term, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks is uniquely positioned to help develop solutions to communitywide problems.

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The poverty factor

Experts have shown that even urban areas with extreme poverty possess valuable assets. Successful metro areas find ways to ensure that these assets are not wasted.

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Still sinking

Without more action, the millions of underwater mortgages will continue to swamp the economy.

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