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State of the city is ‘fair,’ plurality says

The plurality of respondents say Rochester is in "fair" condition, but nearly 60 percent say the city is in better shape than it was two years ago before Mayor Thomas Richards took over.

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Affordable health insurance for N.Y.’s small firms

By making the health insurance market work better for New York's small businesses, the law is letting them focus on what they do best: delivering great products and services, creating jobs and growing our economy.

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The realist

A willingness to speak plainly about hard facts is necessary but not sufficient to lead the city. The ability to plan for the future and get things done is essential, too.

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Majority says property tax cap not a success

More than 60 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's assessment of New York's property tax cap as a "tremendous success."

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The cap and its critics

There's reason to be disappointed with the property tax cap. But let's resist the temptation to write it off as a mistake or failure.

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Interpreting the numbers

The region's performance probably was neither as strong as it appeared then nor as weak as it seemed this past winter.

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Majority unworried about threat of a terrorist attack

Most respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll-60 percent-say they are personally unworried about the threat of a terrorist attack. Twenty percent are not at all worried, and 40 percent are "not very worried."

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Are MOOCs the future of U.S. higher education?

Massive open online courses-MOOCs-are quite the rage today. Using examples such as the replacement of cassette tapes by compact discs, typewriters by word processors and presentations with overhead projectors by PowerPoint presentations, proponents have contended that MOOCs are about to ...

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A grand compromise

To many people, immigration reform is a moral issue. Others, including most employers, see it in economic terms.

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There’s just one place where this is a dirty word

I wish I could remember with any certainty when I first heard and understood the word "compromise." It could well have been at the schoolyard, where baseball was played each day until dusk throughout the summer.   The bases were ...

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