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Not the right time

No one is saying the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program should be made permanent. But now is not the time to end it.

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Striking a balance

Let's hope that when Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlines his plans in the upcoming State of the State address, he will aim for the right mix of rate relief, simplicity and fairness.

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Most readers favor minimum wage hike

Fifty-five percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from the current minimum of $7.25, which has been in effect since July 2009. But 19 percentage points of the support is qualified by a requirement that the hike be paired with tax relief for small businesses.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose publicly financed campaigns

By a 10-point margin, the majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose instituting public financing of political campaigns in New York.

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Fighting poverty

While many anti-poverty strategies have been tried, the list of failures is a long one.

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In Congress’ court

Congress can--and should--resolve the issue of interstate sales tax collection for Web sales.

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The Vargas plan

Those dubious about Bolgen Vargas' new plan to boost student achievement in the Rochester City School District might call it a handoff—or a Hail Mary.

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Most opposed to in-flight cellphone calls

More than 90 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are opposed to allowing in-flight use of cellphones for voice calls.

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Slight majority of readers favor repeal

A slight majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed. The split is much larger, however, when broken down by political affiliation.

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Two more strikes

Tax reform should not begin and end with lower rates. How taxes are levied is important too.

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