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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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What we don’t know

While some now are rallying around the notion of repeal, fiscal accountability might be the real battle ahead.

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A bad idea

In terms of the harmful impact it would have on the IDAs' ability to help create and retain jobs, a tax on IDAs looms large and should be repealed.

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Cloud over Albany

Gov. David Paterson's ability to lead New York at this critical time surely is in question. The governor says he still wants to lead; he needs to demonstrate that he can.

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Action on the lakes

There has been no shortage of talk about saving the Great Lakes. Now there is a clear, ambitious plan. The Obama administration last week took the wraps off the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an action plan covering fiscal years 2010 ...

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Thinking globally

The Obama administration must remember that exports and trade are not synonymous. Imports also are critically important.

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Let Wegmans sell wine

Gov. David Paterson's executive budget calls for allowing grocery and drugstores to sell wine; it's time to pour this unjustified prohibition down the drain.

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