Apr 21, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s enacted $142 billion budget relied on some unusual tricks to give the appearance that the state was holding spending growth to less than 2 percent in the coming year, a new report from state comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office says.
Apr 1, 2014
Shareholders are driving changes in corporate policies and disclosures unthinkable a decade ago, on issues ranging from protecting rain forests to human rights. Even the threat of a proxy vote can be enough to bring company executives to the negotiating table.
Mar 31, 2014
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public campaign finance plan that would apply only to his office is “seriously flawed,” and might even be unworkable.
Mar 25, 2014
The state is accusing two Long Island contractors of filing false bills then doubling and tripling them in a scheme to steal from taxpayers, said Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Mar 17, 2014
A court says the state comptroller may not audit charter schools.
Jan 11, 2014
When the United States Supreme Court issued its flawed 2010 decision in the Citizens United case, unleashing millions of dollars in corporate spending on political campaigns, there seemed to be one small prescription for relief. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, noted that prompt disclosure of political expenditures would allow stockholders and citizens to hold corporations accountable. Shareholders, he said, could determine whether the corporation’s financing of campaigns “advances the corporation’s interest in making profits.”
Jan 8, 2014
A plan by AT&T Inc to explain how it shares some customer information with government agencies may not be enough to restore public trust, an attorney for New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told securities regulators in a letter provided to Reuters on Wednesday.
Dec 5, 2013
Ten major Olympic sponsors from Coke to Dow Chemical –– none of which has acceded to calls that they speak out forcefully against Russia’s laws making it a crime to be gay in public –– are now being pressured by the $161 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, led by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, to do that and more.
Oct 8, 2013
Douglas Adams in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series offered a twist on the social phenomenon known as the bystander effect, describing it as “something that we can’t see, or don’t see, because we think that it’s somebody else’s problem.”
Aug 15, 2012
“Too often in the past the Thruway has pushed costs and difficult decisions to the future by raising tolls or borrowing,” DiNapoli said.