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Mar 28, 2017

DiNapoli: Trump team should safeguard oil train lines

Associated Press

New York's comptroller is urging the Trump administration to strengthen safeguards for trains carrying oil and other hazardous materials throughout the state, including Rockland County.

Mar 27, 2017

IDAs statewide spent more to create fewer jobs in 2015

The Daily Gazette

The Office of the New York State Comptroller on Monday issued its annual report on IDAs and their work in the year 2015, the latest for which it has data. Compared with 2014, the data show fewer jobs created at a higher cost in exemptions.

Mar 25, 2017

No 'what if' plans for federal cuts as state budget comes due

The Buffalo News

To listen to top state officials, Washington is poised to hammer the finances of New York State government.

Mar 16, 2017

DiNapoli: Trump Budget ‘Will Hurt New Yorkers’

State of Politics

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Thursday blasted the proposed budget by President Donald Trump’s administration which takes a knife to discretionary spending programs and government agencies.

Mar 7, 2017

Former Mahopac fire treasurer Michael Klein pleads guilty

The Journal News

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, who was accused of embezzling millions from the department, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal fraud charges.

Mar 6, 2017

APNewsBreak: Audit: NY Agency for the Disabled Stonewalled

Associated Press

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the agency that investigates abuse and neglect of disabled people in state care refused to hand over thousands of records to auditors.

Feb 7, 2017

DiNapoli marks 10 years since taking over as comptroller

Politico NY

Tom DiNapoli will hit a milestone on Tuesday, one that only 11 other New York politicians have reached: He will have served a decade in the same statewide, state-level elected office.

Feb 7, 2017

State controller stands in the rain with striking union workers at upstate chemical plant

New York Daily News

Icy rain didn’t keep State Controller Thomas DiNapoli from joining striking union workers outside an upstate chemical plant Tuesday.

Jan 9, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: State audits find health, safety violations and questionable expenses filed by nonprofit organization

New York Daily News

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli is knocking the Cuomo administration for a lack of sufficient monitoring of nonprofit organizations that provide housing for the mentally ill.

Dec 13, 2016

DiNapoli suggests major reforms for awarding state contracts

New York Post

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed sweeping reforms Tuesday to how state contracts are awarded in the wake of a bid-rigging scandal that has rattled the Cuomo administration.

Nov 2, 2016

DiNapoli praises Utica’s immigrant heritage as leader in Upstate New York

Utica Observer-Dispatch

The mosaic of cultures represented in “The Town that Loves Refugees” is setting the bar for much of the country, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said at Utica’s City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Oct 21, 2016

DiNapoli spotlights Poughkeepsie school's farm food program

Poughkeepsie Journal

In a report of farm-to-school programs throughout the state, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Friday highlighted the school district as a success for providing students with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Sep 20, 2016

Student debt has more than doubled for New Yorkers in past 10 years

New York Daily News

Student debt carried by New Yorkers has more than doubled over the past decade, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli revealed Tuesday.

Sep 6, 2016

Inside Lower Manhattan’s amazing post-9/11 rebound

New York Post

Lower Manhattan has become a boomtown since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, with the population growing and the economy thriving, according to a report released Tuesday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Aug 26, 2016

DiNapoli: Report Shows Mixed Job Picture In Upstate New York

WIBX 950 AM

The report finds since June 2009, total employment in upstate New York rose by 0.3 percent. That’s compared to 2.2 percent in the downstate region and 1.9 percent nationwide during the same period.

Aug 9, 2016

DiNapoli audit finds Medicaid payments for the dead

Times Union

Comptroller's office shows that nearly $2.3 million in payments went out for claims on behalf of 966 dead enrolleees

Aug 6, 2016

EDITORIAL: Comptroller audits strike at job programs

Niagara Gazette

When the state comptroller’s office releases its audits on businesses and not-for-profits it’s bound to draw mixed reaction regarding the actions faulted in the audits.

Aug 3, 2016

DiNapoli: $1M organ-donor fund sits unused

WGRZ

A state fund to promote organ donation has raised $1 million over the last 12 years but the state Department of Health hasn't spent a penny of it, according to a new audit.

Jul 15, 2016

DiNapoli Examines Development Initiatives

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs have come under the microscope in 2016, most recently due to the underwhelming performance of Start-Up NY. Watch the video.

Apr 5, 2016

Editorial: Reining in Citizens United

Albany Times Union

The state comptroller is pressing companies to disclose their campaign spending.