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Snap Poll: Little support for Xerox’s merger with Fuji (access required)

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The fight between Xerox Corp. and two of its largest shareholders has intensified since the company announced a merger with Fuji Xerox in which Fujifilm Holdings Corp. will control 50.1 percent of the company and Xerox shareholders will own 49.9 ...

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Snap Poll: Majority worried about Red Wings’ season (access required)

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With the start of the season two months away, Monroe County and the Rochester Red Wings still have not signed a lease for Frontier Field. Red Wings CEO and President Naomi Silver and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced Aug. ...

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Snap Poll: Strong support for local Ikea (access required)

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Henrietta Town Supervisor Steve Schultz told WXXI News this week that representatives of Ikea visited the town in December while scouting potential locations for a store in this region. Ikea has long been on the wish list of many Rochester-area ...

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Snap Poll: Readers split on solar panel tariffs (access required)

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President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components, following a recommendation by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Most imported solar modules will face an immediate tariff of 30 percent, with the rate declining before phasing out after ...

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Snap Poll: Majority supports proposed voter reforms (access required)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to improve voter participation earlier this month in his State of the State address. Cuomo’s proposal includes early voting, automatic voter registration and same-day voter registration. Every county would be required to offer residents ...

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Snap Poll: Little confidence in Cuomo’s income tax plan (access required)

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New York and other high-tax states have been searching for alternatives since the recently passed Republican tax reform bill limited the amount of state, local and property taxes that can be deducted. In his State of the State address last ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes canal tree clearing (access required)

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The New York State Canal Corp. began removing trees and brush along the Erie Canal in Medina and Albion in Orleans County and Brockport this fall. Trees and brush were scheduled to be removed in and around Spencerport and Pittsford ...

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Majority supports transgender people in military (access required)

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The Pentagon announced Monday that transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. President Donald Trump decided earlier this year to ban transgender individuals from the military, but three federal courts have ruled against the ...

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Majority supports legalized sports betting (access required)

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Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Christie v. NCAA, which is New Jersey’s latest attempt to legalize sports betting in the state. The NCAA, the National Football League, Major League Baseball and other professional sports leagues claim ...

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Snap Poll: Majority approves of recreational marijuana (access required)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday that adds post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program. New York is now the 28th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD. Cuomo ...

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Snap Poll: Majority wary of self-driving cars (access required)

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The push toward self-driving cars took another step forward recently when a company created by Google began testing a vehicle on public roads without a human backup driver. Waymo started using an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona, last month with only an employee in the back seat. The employee is not able to steer the minivan but can press a button to stop the vehicle if necessary.

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Snap poll: Narrow majority opposes Constitutional Convention (access required)

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The last New York State Constitutional Convention was held in 1967. Since then, New Yorkers have twice voted against having another constitutional convention, in 1977 and in 1997. On Nov. 7, New York voters again will have an opportunity—a chance ...

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Snap Poll: Little support for Golisano’s tax decision (access required)

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Paychex Inc. founder Thomas Golisano announced Monday that he is withholding $90,000 in school taxes because of geese that have affected the usability of his Canandaigua Lake home. Golisano said at a press conference Monday that he asked the town ...

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