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Sep 12, 2018

Former Croton fire chief Gerald Munson pleads guilty to theft of more than $300,000

Journal News

Former Croton-on-Hudson Fire Chief Gerald Munson pleaded guilty Wednesday to grand larceny in the theft of more than $300,000 from department coffers.

Sep 12, 2018

Audit finds some NY schools not meeting mandated phys. ed. requirements

CNYCentral

An audit of ten school districts in New York released Wednesday shows most of them are not meeting the mandated physical education requirements for younger students. The audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows nine of the ten districts did not provide an adequate amount of PE to students in grades K-4. One of those schools was the Brockport Central School District. The other nine were Baldwinsville, Binghamton, Camden, Corning, East Ramapo, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free, Plattsburgh, South Colonie, and South Huntington Union Free Districts.

Sep 11, 2018

New York offering a way for people with disabilities to save

Spectrum News

NY ABLE is making investing a little easier for people with disabilities. The program allows people with disabilities, or their family members to save thousands of dollars each year without disqualifying them for necessary federal benefits, like supplement income. A presentation in Albany with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli aimed to share the program with more people, detailing who is qualified and their growing enrollment.

Sep 6, 2018

State releases Elba school audit findings

Batavia Daily News

Taxpayers in the Elba Central School District might have saved a few hundred thousand dollars, the state says, if the school board used money from its reserve funds toward paying expenses and if it had kept the tax levy at 2013-14 levels.

Sep 5, 2018

One-third of New Yorkers are on Medicaid, similar programs

Democrat & Chronicle

ALBANY - More than one-third of New Yorkers are now on Medicaid or other publicly funded health-care plans, a spike of 57 percent over the past decade, a new report found. The findings from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a report Wednesday highlighted New Yorkers' growing dependency on health-insurance programs run by the state and federal government amid uncertainty over the programs' future in Washington.

Sep 4, 2018

Hudson Valley Woman Caught Stealing Nearly $42K From State Retirement System

Tarrytown-SleepyHollow Daily Voice

A 63-year-old area woman utilized her deceased mother's pension in the New York State retirement system to fraudulently collect nearly $42,000 in payments, state police said. State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie were notified by the Division of Investigations of the New York State Comptroller’s Office regarding the possible larceny of New York State retirement funds.

Aug 28, 2018

DiNapoli seeking four more years as state's chief fiscal officer

Oswego Palladium-Times

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is seeking a third full term as the state’s top fiscal officer — a position he’s held for more than a decade — and says he wants to continue in a watchdog role overseeing state and municipal finances and stamping out public corruption.

Aug 22, 2018

How secure are our schools? Our Smarter Parent series

The Journal News

How secure is my child’s school?

Aug 10, 2018

NYSUT Endorses NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli 2018

NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, running for a third term, was endorsed today by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the largest public sector union in New York State.

Aug 7, 2018

Audit: LIRR falls short on policy, procedure

Newsday

The report takes a look at 11 incidents during a three-month span.