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The cap next door

Confronted with enormous budgetary problems, New Jersey has chosen to focus on reining in taxes, not raising them.

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Bad economics

Extending federal unemployment benefits is both the compassionate and the economically smart thing to do.  

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Play no more

One hopes the new SEC rule makes investment adviser "pay to play" practices much less common.

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Status quo vote

Once again, school budget voters have not exactly sent lawmakers a clear message in favor of a property tax cap statewide.

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Prior approval redux

Time is very likely to show that a return to prior approval of health insurance premium increases was the wrong remedy.

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Wrong number

It's hard to say what's shakier: Mr. Schumer's grasp of the global economy or his "remedy" for it.

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From bad to worse

The latest strategy for solving the state's fiscal crisis involves the Legislature approving measures it believes are illegal.

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Candidate Cuomo

Unless the polls and pundits have it all wrong, the 2010 gubernatorial election in New York is Andrew Cuomo's to lose.

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Fair and simple

The Wyden-Gregg Tax Fairness Act could have a strong positive impact on the economy.

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Fiscal reality

It should not take a presidential commission on the nation's fiscal mess for us to realize that solving a problem requires first owning up to it.

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Risk and reform

The need for financial regulatory reform is urgent; as time passes, the political will to enact it is likely to fade.

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SUNY’s new strategy

State University of New York chancellor Nancy Zimpher does not have a single big idea. She has six of them.

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A great divide

If you think you paid more than your share of federal income tax this year, you just might be right--assuming you paid any at all.

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Bag of tricks

The state's budget numbers have been shuffled many times and in many ways. We all know the state faces a long journey to achieve a truly balanced budget. This is where it should begin: honesty.

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