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May 10, 2018

Comptroller warns on sewage pollution issues

Albany Times Union

It will take many years and billions of dollars to fix aging municipal sewer systems that spill sewage into waterways after it rains, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned Thursday.

May 1, 2018

STAR Rebates: New York nearly had a $6M gaffe

Poughkeepsie Journal

In the crush to send out more than 2.8 million checks to homeowners for property-tax relief, the state tax department nearly dished out $5.8 million in rebates in error, an audit Tuesday found.

Apr 30, 2018

Albany Republicans back off on sneaky pay perk for vice chairmen

New York Daily News

State Senate Republican leaders folded in a fight to pay the vice chairmen of three committees as if they were the chairs, the Daily News has learned.

Apr 27, 2018

DiNapoli report highlights lump-sum spending, reduced transparency in budget

Albany Times Union

New York’s state’s $168.3 billion budget reduces transparency and oversight measures, expands “back-door borrowing” and includes new lump-sum appropriations, according to a report released Friday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Apr 27, 2018

DiNapoli: State budget expands back-door borrowing, fails to build up rainy-day fund

Albany Times Union

New York's state's $168.3 billion budget reduces transparency and oversight measures, expands "back-door borrowing" and includes new lump-sum appropriations, according to a report released Friday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Apr 26, 2018

Audit Faults Oversight of NY Domestic Violence Shelters

Associated Press

An audit released by the New York state comptroller is raising concerns about the state's oversight of domestic violence shelters.

Apr 23, 2018

DiNapoli report: State investigations into overtime complaints are lacking

Albany Times Union

State regulators aren’t appropriately responding to complaints of excessive overtime from nurses in New York, according to an audit released by the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Monday.

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 19, 2018

As New York State Comptroller, Milano Alum Thomas DiNapoli Is Living The New School Mission

The New School News

Thomas DiNapoli was once a rising star in the corporate world.

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 14, 2018

Ex-fire company treasurer accused of stealing $20K to gamble at NY, Las Vegas casinos

Auburn Citizen

The former treasurer of an Ontario County fire company is accused of stealing more than $20,000 to cover gambling expenses at casinos in New York and Las Vegas.

Apr 12, 2018

NYC Transit skipped maintenance visits, delayed 'trouble calls' for its security cameras, audit reveals

New York Daily News

An audit of the transit authority’s security cameras found that regular checkups were lacking, while there were “trouble calls” for security equipment that took too long to address, according to state Controller Tom DiNapoli.

Apr 12, 2018

You know those tax check-off donations? Your contributions can go unused

Democrat & Chronicle

New Yorkers can select from 16 different charitable causes to donate to when they file their income taxes each year.

Apr 9, 2018

State comptroller's audit directs City to tighten its grip over Downtown Business Improvement District

The Batavian

A New York State comptroller’s audit of the City of Batavia’s relationship with the Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District mandates City Council to assume greater control of the agency’s financial matters.

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.