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Snap Poll: Most support sexual harassment proposal (access required)

The topic of sexual harassment and assault is getting increased attention in light of the ever-growing allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. Actress Alyssa Milano began a social media campaign Sunday night, urging women to write “me too” if they’ve ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes film tax credits

New York continues to offer the film and television industry the largest tax breaks in the nation. Gannett’s Albany Bureau reports that New York gives $420 million in film tax credits a year, with 48 productions receiving $180 million between ...

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Snap Poll: Plurality opposes athletes protesting during anthem

The trend of athletes kneeling or sitting during the national anthem to protest racial disparity, especially in interactions with the police, reached fever pitch over the weekend. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the controversial protests last year, ...

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Snap Poll: Most think Red Wings deserve support from county

Representatives of the Rochester Red Wings baseball club and Monroe County government agreed Tuesday on a new lease for Frontier Field after the Red Wings raised the possibility last week of leaving Rochester. The county sold bonds to build Frontier ...

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Snap Poll: Majority blames pharmaceuticals, in part, for opioid epidemic

Few, if any, places have been spared from the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the United States this decade. From 2000 to 2015, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States more than tripled. States and municipalities ...

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Snap Poll: Majority disagrees with Parcel 5 selection

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Last week saw the first public forum on the future of Parcel 5 since Mayor Lovely Warren announced in April that the Golisano Performing Arts Center had been selected for the site. People packed City Hall to debate not only ...

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RBJ Snap Poll: Plurality disagrees with Trump on upstate

Late last month, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump suggested a plan for residents in ailing upstate counties—leave. This week’s RBJ Snap Poll asks readers their views on Trump’s comments. A plurality—45 percent—disagree with the president.

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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Jazz Festival is favorite summer event

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This week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asks readers to name their favorite summer event. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was the top choice.

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