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Snap Poll: Strong support for net neutrality (access required)

NET NEUTRALITY CONCEPT

Net neutrality has been back in the news recently because of a California law and a Supreme Court decision. Net neutrality is the term for government rules that prevent big internet providers from discriminating based on the user, content, website, ...

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Snap Poll: Majority supports performing arts center (access required)

Rendering of the Golisano Entertainment Complex.

Mayor Lovely Warren last week announced plans for the Golisano Entertainment Complex at Riverside Place to be built at the site of the Rochester Riverside Hotel. The project would be part of ROC the Riverway and would include the performing ...

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Snap Poll: Nearly unanimous support for Tesla (access required)

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During a discussion Monday on “Connections with Evan Dawson” on WXXI, Dennis Wilmot disclosed that Wilmorite has been in discussions with Tesla to open a service center—and eventually a dealership—in the Rochester area. Wilmorite hopes to turn the Eastview Mall ...

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Snap Poll: Majority thinks climate change is serious (access required)

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In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, President Donald Trump said that he doesn’t think climate change is a hoax but isn’t sure if it’s manmade and doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage ...

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Snap Poll: Why leave New York? Taxes (access required)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo caused a stir last week when he blamed New York’s weather for the state lagging the rest of the country in population growth. “There are more jobs than ever. Our taxes are lower than ever,” he told ...

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Snap Poll: Majority want Rosenstein as deputy AG (access required)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14, 2018: Office of the Attorney General Sign on the Department of Justice Building in Washington, DC

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was the subject of rumors Monday that he was about to resign or be fired. Instead, he was to meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss his future. Rosenstein has a higher profile ...

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Snap Poll: Narrow majority favors closed primary (access required)

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Voters in New York went to the polls Thursday to vote in primaries to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot in the general election in November. There were primaries for the statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and ...

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Snap Poll: Intense feelings about Nike’s ad campaign (access required)

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Nike has announced that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be the face of the company’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick signed a deal with Nike while he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers, but the company ...

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Snap Poll: Peterman garners most support to start for Bills (access required)

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The Buffalo Bills ended their 17-year playoff drought last season and then responded by trading the quarterback who helped them do so—Tyrod Taylor—to the Cleveland Browns. The Bills already had Nathan Peterman, whom they drafted in the fifth round in ...

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Snap Poll: Arena renovations top priority list (access required)

Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial

Earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced how much of the $50 million the state pledged to the Roc the Riverway initiative will go to each of the projects along the Genesee River that are being funded in Phase One. ...

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Snap Poll: Readers split on nuclear subsidies (access required)

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A coalition of about 130 environmental groups wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week to protest the state’s nuclear subsidies. Alliance for a Green Economy led the effort that asks Cuomo to overhaul the subsidies so that New Yorkers who ...

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Snap poll: Majority supports paid parental leave (access required)

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Harris Corp., which employs 3,600 people in Rochester and 17,000 worldwide, has joined the ranks of companies offering paid time off for new parents. Harris’ policy will allow new moms and dads to take four weeks of paid time off ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes plastic straws (access required)

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Starbucks announced Monday that it will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years. Plastic straws have come under fire as an environmental threat to oceans even though they account for a small percentage of the waste ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes Trump’s tariffs (access required)

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The tariffs enacted by the Trump administration in recent weeks have prompted action from other countries and from companies based in the U.S., while the stock markets have been volatile over concerns about a trade war between the U.S. and ...

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Snap Poll: Strong support for legalizing marijuana (access required)

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New York’s top health official said Monday that the Health Department’s report on marijuana will recommend that New York legalize the drug for recreational use. “We looked at the pros, we looked at the cons,” Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said ...

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