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Sep 27, 2017

Monroe County ranks first in NY for fiscal stress, report says

Democrat & Chronicle

Monroe County topped a state list Tuesday. But not in a good way. The county had the highest "fiscal stress" of any municipality in New York, a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Sep 22, 2017

How NY is making it easier to save for college

The Journal News

On Friday, the state's 529 College Savings Program reduced fees, offered more investment options, raised the maximum savings balance allowed and got rid of the minimum contribution required for some of the plans offered.

Sep 21, 2017

Former Millport treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing funds

WENY

The former Village of Millport Treasurer has been arrested for allegedly stealing public funds.

Sep 19, 2017

Audit: Falls will run out of cash reserves by year's end due to casino dispute

The Buffalo News

The City of Niagara Falls is expected to deplete its fund balance by the end of the year because of a dispute over Seneca casino revenue, according to an audit issued Tuesday by the state Comptroller's Office.

Sep 15, 2017

Audit: Funds should be used to reduce taxes

Evening Tribune

A State Comptroller’s office audit of Town of Barrington records concludes that town officials did not provide sufficient oversight of the town’s financial operations, resulting in property tax bills that were higher than necessary.

Sep 15, 2017

Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy experiences big economic turnaround, but poverty and crime remain a concern

New York Daily News

Once considered dangerous, Bedford-Stuyvesant has experienced a big turnaround since the start of the new century, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a new report released Friday.

Sep 12, 2017

Former Minerva Town Clerk Sentenced After Stealing Thousands of Dollars

WFFF

Jordan Green, a former clerk to the Minerva Town Supervisor, was sentenced Monday in Essex County Court to one and a third to four years in state prison, she was also ordered to pay restitution, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced.

Sep 10, 2017

DiNapoli offers Wyoming County Democrats praise, energy and an early endorsement

Batavia Daily News

Rousing Democrats in a county that gave President Trump 70 percent of its vote, state leaders appealed to messages the party has faced since November during a fundraiser for the Wyoming County Democrats Saturday.

Sep 5, 2017

Jobs in New York grow to highest level since Great Recession

The Associated Press

New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Aug 31, 2017

Noise complaints about city construction more than doubled

New York Post

Construction-noise complaints to 311 skyrocketed from 14,259 in 2010 to 37,806 in 2015, the audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Aug 31, 2017

Pension contributions are dropping due to good returns

Times Union

A strong stock market followed by good returns on investments are translating into lower employee pension costs for local governments and schools.

Aug 30, 2017

Finger Lakes’ tale told in the numbers

Daily Messenger

State comptroller’s economic report shows positives in the region, but also areas that need improvement.

Aug 29, 2017

Does New York State owe you money? Search here or claim it at the NYS Fair

Post Standard

New York State is sitting on a pile of $15 billion in unclaimed funds. At the fair this week, you can check to see if any of it is yours.

Aug 17, 2017

Check the database: Does NY owe you money?

The Journal News

New York has a record $15 billion in unclaimed funds. So you might want to see if some of it is yours.

Aug 17, 2017

State Comptroller calling on DMV to enforce registration rules

WHEC

The New York State Comptroller is accusing the Department of Motor Vehicles of putting you at risk for fraud. It's the subject of a report released by the comptroller just this week.

Aug 10, 2017

Case of maggots in throat offers rare look at neglect probes

Associated Press

In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader.

Aug 10, 2017

Ruben Wills Sentenced to Up to 6 Years for Corruption, Expelled From Office

DNA Info

​Ruben Wills was kicked off the City Council on Thursday, an automatic expulsion triggered as he was sentenced to up to six years in prison after he was found guilty in a corruption trial, officials said.

Aug 9, 2017

New York's Pension Fund Up, But Comptroller Warns Of Future

WAMC

There’s some good news and some bad news from the New York state Comptroller’s office. The state’s nearly $200 billion pension fund is doing well, thanks in part to the booming stock market, but there are some worrisome signs for the future of New York’s finances.

Aug 3, 2017

The Capitol Connection #1731 - NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

WAMC

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Aug 2, 2017

Slow Growth And Trump Present Challenges To NYC, DiNapoli Says

Capital Tonight

New York City has an estimated surplus of more than $4 billion, but even with its coffers full still faces challenges from federal cuts in Washington, slow growth in tax revenue as well as job creation, according to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.