In Troy, a lesson on apprenticeships

BY KEN GIRARDIN The raw politics behind giveaways to building trade unions were on display last week in Troy, a city outside Albany. The Troy City Council on October 3 voted unanimously to require contractors bidding on projects priced at more than


Schools could raise millions through advertising

BY CAITLIN GILLIGAN New York school districts are missing out on non-taxpayer revenue due to antiquated legal restrictions, according to a new report from the Empire Center for Public Policy. Selling advertising and naming rights on school properties is widely seen as


Deciding to seize the day

BY NORBERT RUG The day I decided to live my life to the fullest, to seize the day, and stop coasting through life was the day I was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago. When my doctor informed me