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Snap Poll: Give disgraced politicians second chance?

More than four out of five respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they would not vote for a politician convicted of any crime involving his or her elected office, or one who was convicted of a felony. Only 14 percent say they would not rule out voting for a disgraced politician.

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A starting point

The ABO report is a useful starting point for a much-needed discussion about the operations of public authorities in this state.

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Readers split on same-sex marriage issue

Respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll were nearly evenly split on whether same-sex marriage should be a right protected by the U.S. Constitution or left for each state to decide. See dozens of comments from readers.

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A deal that works

The  Eastman Business Park agreement might not have a catchy name, but with common sense on its side, it hardly needs one. 

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Non-profits need sustainable business environment

Ensuring stabilization and sustainability in the non-profit sector is critical to effectively addressing the community's numerous social and economic challenges.

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Jazz Fest picked as favorite summer event

Rochester offers a bounty of special events from May through September, and this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asked readers to name their favorite. The plurality of respondents (by a wide margin) to this week's poll chose the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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The case for optimism

Barring unexpected events, the recovery here and nationwide is likely to continue strengthening.

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Financial literacy: We need to take it a step further

  Many existing financial literacy programs are designed to teach individuals and families how to manage credit, loans and spending; increase savings; and budget and reduce debt. Although these form a good foundation for building financial literacy, they miss one ...

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More than 75 percent oppose tax-free plan

More than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Tax-Free NY proposal, which is intended to be a magnet for new jobs and businesses.

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Immigration’s economics

When the opportunity arises to do what's fair and what's good for the economy, it should not be wasted.

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Most back surveillance to fight terrorism

While the majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll supports surveillance to combat terrorism, more than 70 percent say such programs should be more transparent. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Stuck without jobs

Some have called this a jobless recovery. At a glance the data seem to tell a different story, however.

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