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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impact it would have on the IDAs' ability to help create and retain jobs, a tax on IDAs looms large and should be repealed.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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The trade scapegoat

Trade liberalization has helped to create many more jobs than have disappeared due to outsourcing.

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Garbling free speech

In a case decided shortly before he became chief justice of the United States, John Roberts wrote in regard to the judicial process that "if it is not necessary to decide more, it is necessary not to decide more." That ...

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Against the wind

Facing an Everest-like uphill struggle to win a full term, Gov. David Paterson released a budget plan that has something for virtually every New Yorker to dislike.

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Jobs wanted

The Great Recession may be over, but try telling that to the millions of Americans who are unemployed and now see even stiffer competition for job openings.

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A decisive year

Unless spending is reined in, New York's future looks bleak.

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