No one can accuse the new governor of being insufficiently ambitious in his goals.Read More »
Tough, good-faith negotiating on both sides has brought the Paetec headquarters project a big step closer to completion.Read More »
A property tax cap alone—or even a cap with mandate reform—will not solve New York's fiscal mess.Read More »
A special election does not deny city residents the right to vote, it simply shortens the time frame.
Without prompt action to rein in public pension liabilities, taxpayers will be saddled with more obligations they truly cannot afford.
When Albany lawmakers failed to address the state’s $315 million current-year deficit during this week’s special session, Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo offered an unvarnished assessment. "Hard decisions, tough choices don’t go away just because you don’t make them," he said. ...Read More »
The cost of letting unemployment insurance benefits expire—in both monetary and human terms— would be even higher.Read More »
The recommendation to probe the foreclosure problems vigorously and conduct new "stress tests" on the nation's largest banks seems painfully obvious.Read More »
Government and school district employees paying health care benefits on a par with state employees would save more than $1 billion.
For Republicans and Democrats alike, a bit of humility now could go a long way.Read More »
On Tuesday, New Yorkers will play a large role in deciding what path the state takes.
Knowledge work is the driving force of Rochester's economy—old and new.Read More »
Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that local governments have not shed jobs at such a fast rate since the recession of the early 1980s.Read More »
The goal should not be mere redistribution but greater economic opportunity for all.Read More »
New York needs lower taxes, but a property tax cap is a necessary first step—and long overdue.Read More »