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Jul 19, 2017

New York's DiNapoli asks Dimon to back off a proxy reform

Reuters

JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who has faced tough shareholder resolutions, is being asked to save them.

Jul 13, 2017

Syracuse-area Indian casino accepted gamblers' EBT funds, audit finds

New York Daily News

Public assistance recipients used taxpayers’ money to fund trips to an upstate casino, the Daily News has learned.

Jul 12, 2017

DiNapoli: Trump tax plan would hit Hudson Valley hard

The Journal News

President Donald Trump's plan to do away with state and local deductions on federal income-tax returns would disproportionately affect those in the New York City suburbs, according to the state Comptroller's Office.

Jul 10, 2017

Subway watchdogs barked - but Blas, Cuomo slept on

New York Post

City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s latest report, “The Human Cost of Subway Delays,” has no big surprises: Fury at the MTA is widespread in all five boroughs. But Stringer and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli can at least say they warned us all.

Jun 30, 2017

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has been one of the most influential investor voices on climate change in recent years.

Environmental Finance

DiNapoli, who manages the $192 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, was involved in a key battle in 2016, when he made a stand against oil and gas giant ExxonMobil.

Jun 29, 2017

New York Comptroller: Poor Conditions Found In Housing For The Homeless

WSHU

State auditors in New York have found poor conditions still exist in hotels and motels used to house the homeless.

Jun 21, 2017

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli hails volunteers at CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now! call center as 'heroes'

New York Daily News

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli offered overflowing praise Wednesday to the volunteers answering immigrants’ questions at the CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now! call-in center.

Jun 19, 2017

DiNapoli: State must maintain water quality vigilance

Press & Sun

What comes out of New York City's faucets has been referred to as the "champagne of drinking water," but elsewhere in the state some supplies pose serious health hazards.

Jun 17, 2017

Investing in the planet: DiNapoli has worked to influence energy firms for the better

Watertown Daily Times

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli believes his office can exert more influence over energy companies by continuing to invest in them than by dropping these firms from New York’s Common Retirement Fund.

Jun 15, 2017

Hazardous defects in subways take too long to fix: audit

New York Daily News

Stand clear of the broken staircase. Hazardous defects in the subway system can take too long to spot and even longer to fix, according to a 25-station audit state Controller Tom DiNapoli released Thursday.

Jun 11, 2017

Our view: Restore New York comptroller's full review power

Auburn Citizen

From the weak job-creation numbers for the university-based tax break program to the corruption scandals that have rocked some of the biggest state-backed business projects in the state, New York's economic development program is suffering from a decided lack of public confidence.

Jun 7, 2017

Restore more oversight power to N.Y. comptroller: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal

With time winding down on the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers haven’t done a blessed thing to address scandals and corruption connected to the lucrative public contracts doled out by the state.

May 31, 2017

Exxon Mobil Shareholders Demand Accounting of Climate Change Policy Risks

New York Times

A majority of Exxon Mobil’s shareholders, in a reversal, have voted in favor of more open and detailed analyses of the risks posed to its business by policies aimed at stemming climate change.

May 25, 2017

Audit criticizes Tonawanda Housing Authority for bad management, high vacancies

Buffalo News

DiNapoli said the housing authority's staff discriminated against applicants for housing by giving preferential treatment to acquaintances and applicants paying full-market value for housing instead of to the neediest.

May 25, 2017

President Trump's fiscal agenda 'poses major risk' to future NYC budgets, Controller Thomas DiNapoli says

New York Daily News

New York City has a $3.7 billion budget surplus — but the good times may be short-lived because of President Trump’s fiscal agenda, the state controller warned Thursday.

May 23, 2017

State pension fund valued at $192B

Albany Times Union

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office said Tuesday that the state pension fund now has an estimated value of $192 billion after earning an estimated 11.42 percent overall return on investments in state fiscal year 2016-17, which ended March 31.

May 17, 2017

EDITORIAL: No excuse for lack of information on projects

Niagara Gazette

The findings of a state audit released this week unfortunately serve to underscore longstanding concerns about the effectiveness of New York’s economic development programs.

May 11, 2017

Former Bombay Court clerk sentenced for stealing

Press Republican

A former clerk was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and payment of full restitution for stealing from Bombay Town Court.

May 9, 2017

State comptroller urges LI governments to be fiscally conservative

Newsday

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Tuesday urged Long Island governments and school districts to be fiscally conservative in drafting their budgets amid economic uncertainty and the potential domino effects of changes in federal funding.

May 4, 2017

DiNapoli: Altamont housing provider overpaid by N.Y. Office of Mental Health

Times Union

The state paid an Altamont housing provider for mentally ill New Yorkers more than $32,000 in unallowable expenses, including a retreat in Lake Placid, and close to another half million dollars in costs found “questionable” by an audit released Thursday from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.