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What we need here in New York state is an understanding that the business community is not the enemy. -Brian Sampson, Unshackle Upstate

Manufacturers say they face challenges in Washington

Leaders in the New York manufacturing sector say their businesses struggle against a two fold handicap in Washington: too much regulation and not enough bi-partisan support.

The Rochester Institute of Technology hosted manufacturers and business leaders this week in Rochester. They want the state to help smooth their way, and they targeted taxes.  Go to full article

School budget votes mixed, tough times not over

Voters across New York headed to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots on some pretty tough school budget proposals.

After lawmakers cut over a billion dollars from statewide education aid, schools in every district were left figuring out where to cut and whether to ask voters for more money. And next year, schools may face a state-mandated cap on a vital revenue source: local property taxes.

Budgets were shot down yesterday for Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga, Northville and Lake George central schools. In St. Lawrence County, Edwards-Knox, Massena, and St. Lawrence Central budgets went down. In others, the margins were razor thin. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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