This Week
  • Phil Dolci, CEO of air gun manufacturer Crosman Corp., is aiming high.

  • For small businesses, diversification can be a strategy for growth, but not with some risk.

  • Renovation of the Tower at Midtown is "moving along quickly."

  • Three Brothers Wineries & Estates president sold Corsair Display Systems in 2004.

  • Jason Polasek, 27, goes after jobs that challenge him.

  • Meet the 2015 finalists for the RBJ Best of the Web.

Opinion
Editorials

Money talks
3/20/2015
Investments downtown are a very positive sign for the heart of the city.

A key advantage
3/13/2015
Rochester continues to possess competitive advantages in advanced industries.

The wrong remedy
3/6/2015
Is a full-time state Legislature an idea whose time has come?

In the zone
2/27/2015
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.

Snap Poll

Readers split on minimum wage hike
3/20/2015
By 53 percent to 47 percent, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll narrowly oppose an increase in the state’s minimum wage.

Plurality: No ban, tax on plastic bags
3/13/2015
Nearly half of respondents support neither a ban nor a tax for single-use plastic bags, while 49 percent of respondents favor a local law banning foam food containers. See dozens of comments from readers.

Snap Poll: Majority favors part-time Legislature
3/6/2015
Following the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, some Albany lawmakers and others have said it is time to switch to a full-time Legislature with higher base pay and a limit or ban on outside income. Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll still favor a part-time Legislature.

Snap Poll: Most oppose free community college
2/27/2015
Saying Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without piling up decades of debt, President Barack Obama has proposed bringing the cost of two years of community college “down to zero.” A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are not sold on the idea, though.

Op-Ed

Three myths confuse conflict-of-interest rule
3/20/2015
Sponsors have a meaningful stake in the game. They ignore it at their own peril.

Lack of education is root cause of poverty
3/13/2015
Let's get out of the blame game in which good teachers stuck in a bad system feel vilified, politicians duck for cover and people argue about the wrong things.

Credit ratings are report cards on city
3/6/2015
Rochester has followed conservative borrowing practices that are about as close to pay-as-you-go as possible.

When profits, financial aid mix in higher ed
2/27/2015
It is very likely that students lose from large tuition premiums charged by for-profit institutions.

Letters to the Editor

Breaking the cycle
3/13/2015
Rochester is known for having an extremely philanthropic, resource-rich populace, yet we maintain a large gap between the rich and the poor.

Opinion Column

Social service 'block grants'--why not just give 'em cash?
3/20/2015



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