Those with a stake in the city need to have a calm, deliberate discussion of what needs and values should shape the hard task of balancing the budget.Read More »
If Rochester loses Jean-Claude Brizard as superintendent of schools, it will be a severe blow—one likely to imperil the change so desperately needed.Read More »
Did the 1099 requirement deserve to go? Absolutely. Did Congress choose the best alternative? It's much harder to be certain about that.Read More »
Mayor Thomas Richards cannot ignore what may be the most profound challenge for this city: the deeply rooted poverty afflicting many of its residents.Read More »
SUNY is one of New York's key assets. But staying on the current path could put its future at risk.Read More »
For lawmakers, the solution to closing the gap between their plans and the governor's budget can be stated in two words: Spend less.Read More »
While Rochester has fewer and fewer industrial jobs, manufacturing output has held relatively steady.Read More »
With rare political alignment on the need for some U.S. corporate tax reform, this moment should not be wasted.Read More »
Any serious attempt to clean up New York's fiscal mess must tackle the Medicaid issue head-on.Read More »
Banks of all sizes should take a leading role in boosting credit activity in the small-business sector.Read More »
Our public schools can—and must—do a better job of preparing students for college and a productive life outside the classroom.
The remedy Cuomo has proposed will be painful. But that's what comes of postponing the day of reckoning over and over again.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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.
With the economy poised for stronger growth, a bit of optimism could really pay off.