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Corruption’s cost

Ranked by political corruption convictions, New York outpaced all other states.

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In our own eyes

Perhaps there’s a sixth essential element to well-being: looking at the place you call home with fresh eyes.

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Former Mayor Johnson recalls Jackie Robinson’s impact

He had watched the Brooklyn Dodgers legend play twice in person—once during an exhibition game in his hometown of Lynchburg, Va., and once during a regular-season game at the old Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan. And while seeing Jackie Robinson ...

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Rooney’s again tops fine-dining picks

RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents appear to really enjoy Rooney’s Restaurant. The Rochester eatery again this year ranks as readers’ favorite place for fine dining in the Rochester area.

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A higher hurdle

Everyone knows the tax code needs to be fixed. But how? That’s the vexing question.

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Most say personal income taxes too high

Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say in terms of fairness, the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is too high. Just 3 percent say they believe they’re paying too little in federal income tax, and 31 percent say the portion they pay is about right.

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The governor and New York’s teachers union go nuclear

Vladimir Putin’s most ominous bit of saber rattling over the Ukraine has involved allusions to the “nuclear option.” For him, that’s not a metaphor. The problem with nuclear weapons is the collateral damage. Sure, you might win the battle. But ...

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Readers grade new 2015-16 state budget

The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave a C grade to the 2015-16 budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Legislature leaders.

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Midnight in Albany

A full assessment of the new budget will take more time. Not so rendering judgment on the process that delivered it.

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Clearer accounting

GASB released proposed rules that for the first time would require public entities to disclose key facts about property and other tax-abatement pacts.

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Majority: Don’t tie teacher pay to tests

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to base 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations on how their students perform on state exams.

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