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Proposed property tax cap supported by large majority Most also favor STAR circuit breaker, mandate relief for schools A significant majority-85 percent-of poll respondents in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said they favor enacting a state law capping ...

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Readers split 50-50 on presidential race With 1,300-plus respondents, nine votes separate candidates More than 1,300 readers weighed in this week on the 2008 race for the White House, and the Rochester business community appears evenly divided between the two ...

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SNAP POLL: Readers report difficulty finding job candidates

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say it is difficult to find qualified applicants to fill job openings. Roughly half-48 percent-reported it is somewhat difficult, while 24 percent said it is very difficult. Only ...

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SNAP POLL: Nearly half favor Spraggs for new MCC president

RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week were as divided as were Monroe Community College trustees, who met Saturday to select a new president and ended in a 5-5 deadlock between Rochester entrepreneur Dennis Kessler and William Smith, a ...

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SNAP POLL: Majority opposes state law requiring paid family leave

Majority opposes state law requiring paid family leave Nearly two-thirds of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week said they are against New York enacting a law mandating that companies offer 12 weeks of paid family leave, funded by ...

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SNAP POLL: Nearly two-thirds oppose gas-tax holiday this summer

The majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose a gasoline-tax holiday for the summer months but support tax policy that promotes conservation and renewable energy sources. Sixty-four percent of readers taking part in this week’s poll said they ...

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Snap Poll:Nearly 90% favor city’s deal to end ferry terminal lease

Majority say hovercraft would be good use for space Readers are overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed $400,000 deal to end the city’s 40-year, $1-a-year lease with Maplestar Development Co. LLC covering the ferry terminal in Charlotte. Mayor Robert Duffy ...

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Poll: High gas prices are hurting area businesses 81% in favor of rescinding oil company tax breaks Rochester businesses are feeling the effects of rising gasoline prices. The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in Rochester on Monday hit a ...

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Snap Poll: Majority say new state budget bad for upstate

The new $121.7 billion state budget includes $700 million for the Upstate Revitalization Fund and $2.25 million for a proposed downtown St. John Fisher College law school. The majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week said the ...

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Snap Poll: Nearly half say state of city is better than a year ago

Economic development seen as top priority for Duffy Forty-six percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say that compared with a year ago, the overall state of the city of Rochester is better. Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy Monday evening ...

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Snap Poll: Vast majority approve of plan for city schools

73% are optimistic graduation results will improve A new reform plan for the city schools gets rave reviews from Rochester Business Journal Daily Report readers. Rochester City School District superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard last Friday unveiled the plan, which aims to ...

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Snap poll: 82% say politics is influencing search for MCC president

70% favor candidates named by search committees Search committees Monday recommended two finalists-both community college presidents-to succeed Thomas Flynn as president of Monroe Community College. However, a sharply divided MCC board of trustees approved adding the names of Republicans William ...

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Snap Poll: 83% support bringing back ferry service to Toronto

An overwhelming majority of readers participating in the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support efforts to restore ferry service between Rochester and Toronto. But only 32 percent say they back use of any local taxpayer-funded incentives to encourage a privately ...

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Snap Poll: 93% agree with Spitzer’s decision to leave office

A whopping 93 percent of readers participating in the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll conducted Wednesday afternoon agree with Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s decision to resign. Spitzer announced his resignation shortly before noon on Wednesday, two days after news reports identified ...

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Snap Poll: Majority pessimistic about future of U.S. economy

Nearly two-thirds–65 percent–of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are pessimistic about the U.S. economy looking toward the next year. But 59 percent are optimistic about their own family’s financial situation for the next year. National ...

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