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Apr 22, 2018

State: Fiscal Stress 'Relatively Low' Among 529 Villages

Associated Press

The state comptroller's office says it found fiscal stress is "relatively low" among the more than 500 village governments across New York.

Apr 21, 2018

East Meadow library failed to review bills, state audit finds

Newday

A state audit of the East Meadow Public Library found that its board of trustees did not review its bills before paying them and did not seek the required number of quotes for more than $27,000 worth of purchases.

Apr 18, 2018

State Controller seeks halt to home foreclosures in Puerto Rico

New York Daily News

State Controller Tom DiNapoli is asking the feds to put a year-long halt to home foreclosures in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Apr 18, 2018

DiNapoli report: State tax receipts on the rise

Times Union

State tax collections spiked in December as New Yorkers raced to pay their personal income taxes during the 2017 calendar year, according to a state cash report released today by the comptroller’s office.

Apr 18, 2018

Are some New York shelters too quick to euthanize dogs?

WGRZ

A report from the State Comptroller identified nine incidents in New York animal shelters when seized dogs were put up for adoption, transferred or euthanized too soon.

Apr 5, 2018

Former Bar Association president admits to pension 'double-dipping'

Democrat & Chronicle

A former president of the Monroe County Bar Association admitted Wednesday to unlawfully "double-dipping" and receiving state retirement benefits to which she was not entitled.

Apr 3, 2018

DiNapoli calls out greenhouse gas emitters

Times Union

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is calling out some of the nation's largest energy companies, utilities and an airline to cut their emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Apr 2, 2018

DiNapoli withdraws shareholder proposals at 3 energy companies

Pensions & Investments

New York state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Monday that he has withdrawn shareholder proposals at DTE Energy Co., Dominion Energy Inc. and Southwestern Energy because the companies have agreed to report on how they will be impacted by the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting the average global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.

Mar 20, 2018

New York State Fund Snubs All-Male Boards

Wall Street Journal

A major state pension fund intends to oppose the re-election of all directors at hundreds of U.S. corporate boards without a single woman.

Mar 16, 2018

Town of Oswego called out in state audit for depleting fund balance

WRVO

The Town of Oswego in Oswego County is working to improve its finances after a state audit revealed mismanagement that contributed to the loss of nearly 90 percent of its reserves.

Mar 14, 2018

Cairo-Durham Central School District fell behind in IT protections leaving users at risk, state auditors say

Hudson Valley 360

Inadequate and outdated information technology policies in the Cairo-Durham Central School District could expose students, employees and the computer network to cybercriminals, according to an audit released by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Mar 14, 2018

State ‘promotional’ spending deserves close look: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal

The SUNY system is an upstate powerhouse, and if all that energy can be leveraged to grow businesses nearby, it could keep more young people in New York — it could stop the so-called “brain drain” that is crushing the Empire State, especially upstate.

Mar 14, 2018

State comptroller: LIRR on-time record 'has become unacceptable'

Newsday

In report, Thomas DiNapoli says nearly 21,400 trains were late, canceled or terminated in 2017 — an increase of about 20 percent over 2016.

Mar 12, 2018

Pleasant Valley town clerk charged with stealing more than $27,000 in town funds

Poughkeepsie Journal

Pleasant Valley Town Clerk Margaret Hart is facing a felony grand-larceny charge following her indictment on allegations she stole more than $27,000 in town funds over more than three years, according to Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady.

Mar 9, 2018

DiNapoli slams ACS for weak oversight of foster kids

New York Post

The city’s child welfare agency isn’t providing enough oversight of foster children, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in an audit released Friday.

Mar 8, 2018

SEC Sides With DiNapoli Over Express Scripts in Cyber-Risk Spat

Bloomberg

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli scored a victory against Express Scripts Holding Co. in his push to force increased disclosures of the firm’s efforts to mitigate cyber risks.

Mar 5, 2018

State environmental fund needs shoring up, DiNapoli says

Times Union

A key state fund for promoting environmental projects, hit by funding raids and sometimes plugged with one-shot revenues and borrowed money, will need shoring up financially in coming years, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said Monday.

Mar 5, 2018

Report: SUNY oversight of private foundations lacking

Times Union

The foundation that supports fundraising efforts and other activities at the state University at Albany has not been audited by SUNY administrators in more than 10 years, according to a report issued Tuesday by the state comptroller's office.

Mar 2, 2018

Poor training for subway operators puts riders at risk, MTA audit reveals

New York Daily News

A damning state controller audit gives the MTA’s schooling of subway operators and conductors a failing grade, noting that its poorly run training programs may be leading to bad rides and safety hazards.

Mar 1, 2018

Mattel to report political spending to NY state pension fund

Associated Press

New York state’s comptroller says Mattel is the latest major corporation to agree to the state public pension fund’s request to publicly report all corporate political spending.