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Opioid plan is a start (access required)

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The opioid epidemic has grown steadily worse since the turn of the century, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Municipalities across the country are struggling with how to address this deadly drug, with mixed results. Monroe County on ...

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N.Y. needs bag fees (access required)

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It is obvious that single-use bags—especially plastic ones—handed out by grocery stores, restaurants and other retailers are bad for the environment. A six-member task force was convened last year to research and recommend a way to reduce their impact. The ...

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Businesses vocal on immigration

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With the stock market at record highs and a tax reform bill set to save them millions (if not billions) of dollars, businesses across the country have several reasons to be happy with Donald Trump’s presidency so far. However, there ...

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Cuomo’s agenda ambitious

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his State of the State address Wednesday, laying out his agenda for 2018. In short, the agenda is ambitious, putting him at odds with some very powerful groups in the state and nationally. As is usually ...

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Tax bill a missed chance

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Now that President Trump’s promised tax reform bill has passed both the House and Senate, more informed analyses are coming out based on what actually ended up in the final bill. As you might expect, there is disagreement depending on who is putting the analysis together, but there are several conclusions that seem indisputable.

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