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After Paetec

The sale of Paetec could end up a major setback for downtown revitalization. Which is why every effort should be made to avoid that happening.

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Empowering regions

Too often, economic development efforts have been undermined by top-down state models and a lack of collaboration at the regional level.

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Behind the jobs number

Voters want leaner, more efficient government. But a lost job is just that, and there's no point in pretending public-sector downsizing is not a drag on the economy.

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The wages of caution

Without willingness to invest, add staff and boost wages, momentum for this recovery will be hard to achieve.

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Cheers for Cuomo

If he ever slows down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo might take a few moments to savor these days.

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Debt by choice

The flood of red ink did not happen overnight, so stemming the tide will take time.

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The patience factor

When it comes to economic recovery, it's not possible to mandate or legislate patience. But it might be just what's needed.

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Dealing for ethics reform

 Passage of the ethics reform bill would help restore public trust in state government. Fixing some of its flaws in the near future would do even more good.

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The education engine

New York clearly would be in much worse shape economically without its colleges and universities.

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Mess of mandates

The mess of mandates that burden localities has piled up over many years and is fraught with complexity; no easy remedy exists.

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A booming business

New Yorkers' trust in government has been eroded in recent years. Elected officials should take strong steps to rebuild it.

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Another chance

On May 17, most New Yorkers will get their annual chance to send a signal about school taxes and spending.

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Pumped up

By many yardsticks, U.S. motorists have enjoyed bargain prices at the pump—and still do.

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