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Crime tops downtown living concerns

Roughly 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say concerns about crime would dissuade them from moving downtown or remaining a downtown resident.

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Community tribute

With the new Golisano Children’s Hospital, local health care has reached a whole new level.

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Most oppose move on minimum wage

Nearly 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York.

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Spread the sad news about Red Wing peanut butter

The faithful have claimed that Red Wing is so superior it is easily distinguished from the rest of the field. With them, “nearly identical” doesn’t count.

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Trade games

Freer trade is good for this community. The vote at hand is on fast-track negotiating authority—and it should be approved without further delay.

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Should we oppose China’s infrastructure bank?

Three facts are not in dispute. First, China recently announced it will pledge $50 billion and lead a new multilateral financial institution called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Second, despite the strenuous objections of the United States, more than 40 ...

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Most not optimistic about ethics reforms

More than 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said the ethics reforms recently enacted in Albany will not be effective in fighting corruption in state government.

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Where the money is

Mr. Skelos joins a long parade of Albany politicians accused of crimes. Another arrest is hardly shocking.

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Downtown living

The people who are working to rebuild downtown are confident.

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Majority against opting out of state tests

Fifty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think parents who chose to opt their children out of the Common Core standardized tests made the wrong decision.

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