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Snap Poll: Majority confident about retirement

Recent stock market volatility has brought concerns about retirement savings and income into sharper focus, but the majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are confident that in retirement they will be able to maintain their current standard of living.

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More transit investment needed

Dear Editor, On Oct. 20, we joined with federal, state and local partners to dedicate the brand-new RTS Transit Center. Years in the making, it signals a new era for public transportation and improved quality of life in Rochester. It ...

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Readers grade 43North competition

RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll readers are split on the 43North competition in Buffalo as an economic development idea. More than half rated it as excellent or good, compared with 18 percent who said fair and 30 percent who said poor.

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Shared defense

Congress needs to pass legislation that allows more information sharing while ensuring strong privacy safeguards are in place.

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The real risk? Worrying about the wrong things

With all else that is going wrong in the world these days, it’s not surprising that the news out of Nepal two weeks ago received only passing notice in this country. “Freak” blizzards and avalanches wrought by remnants of Cyclone ...

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Why Nov. 4 matters

Make no mistake, how New Yorkers cast their ballots next week could shape politics and governance in Albany for at least the next several years.

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Snap Poll: Astorino leads Cuomo for governor

If the election were today, the majority of respondents to the Daily Report Snap Poll—58 percent—would vote for Astorino. Cuomo garnered 31 percent, while 8 percent favor Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott received 3 percent of the support.

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Most readers oppose Proposal Three

Nearly 80 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week oppose Proposal Three, the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014.

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Not so smart

Prudent investment in technology for schools is not the issue. It’s the inappropriate and unwise use of long-term borrowing for this purpose.

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Translating the Common Core into tests fuels criticism

In last month’s column, I joined the beleaguered defenders of the Common Core standards. The evidence shows that American children leave school having learned less than peers in other nations—27th of 34 nations tested in math, 17th in reading and ...

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