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Mayor Richards’ turn

Mayor Thomas Richards cannot ignore what may be the most profound challenge for this city: the deeply rooted poverty afflicting many of its residents.

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A sensible plan

SUNY is one of New York's key assets. But staying on the current path could put its future at risk.

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No compromise

For lawmakers, the solution to closing the gap between their plans and the governor's budget can be stated in two words: Spend less.

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We still make stuff

While Rochester has fewer and fewer industrial jobs, manufacturing output has held relatively steady.

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Reform the corporate tax

With rare political alignment on the need for some U.S. corporate tax reform, this moment should not be wasted.

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Confronting Medicaid

Any serious attempt to clean up New York's fiscal mess must tackle the Medicaid issue head-on.

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Closing the credit gap

Banks of all sizes should take a leading role in boosting credit activity in the small-business sector.

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The performance gap

Our public schools can—and must—do a better job of preparing students for college and a productive life outside the classroom.
 

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N.Y.’s harsh reality

The remedy Cuomo has proposed will be painful. But that's what comes of postponing the day of reckoning over and over again.

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The big disconnect

A new Quinnipiac University poll confirms for the umpteenth time what everyone knows: New Yorkers think the state’s fiscal affairs are a mess and the taxes they pay are too high. The poll also documents a fact that most state ...

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Set the date

Holding a special election is not undemocratic; it is one of two options in the city charter, the other being a general election in the fall.
 

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Put cash to work

With the economy poised for stronger growth, a bit of optimism could really pay off.
 

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Reinventing New York

No one can accuse the new governor of being insufficiently ambitious in his goals.

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A deal is struck

Tough, good-faith negotiating on both sides has brought the Paetec headquarters project a big step closer to completion.

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N.Y.’s balancing act

A property tax cap alone—or even a cap with mandate reform—will not solve New York's fiscal mess.

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