Home / News / In the News

In The News

Jan 26, 2018

Fewer New York School Districts Under Fiscal Stress

Associated Press

New York's comptroller says the number of school districts under fiscal stress is down statewide.

Jan 25, 2018

Audit: NY education agency behind on campus sex assault law


A state audit finds that New York education officials are falling behind in implementing a new state law aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses.

Jan 23, 2018

Express Scripts Clashes With Investor Over Cyber-Risk Disclosure


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review a dispute between Express Scripts Holding Co. and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over his effort to force the prescription-benefits manager to increase cyber-risk disclosures.

Jan 18, 2018

Fossil fuel company agrees to study climate change

Albany Times Union

An electric company heavily dependent on coal to provide power to millions of customers in the southeastern U.S. will report publicly on risks that climate change policies pose to its business, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Thursday.

Jan 15, 2018

Audit shows $1.6M for senior meal services abused by vendors

New York Post

Taxpayers shelled out $1.6 million in unnecessary payments to vendors who provided meals to seniors, according to a new audit.

Jan 11, 2018

Shareholders press Twitter and Facebook to act on fake news, hate speech and sexual harassment

Washington Post

A group of shareholders on Thursday demanded that Facebook and Twitter disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on the companies’ platforms.

Jan 10, 2018

DiNapoli addresses state's financial shape

Albany Times Union

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli got right to it Tuesday morning. "I think we are headed for a very, very problematic budget season," DiNapoli told an audience at the Hearst Media Center.

Jan 9, 2018

Auditors: Nanticoke town board mismanaged fund balance

Press & Sun-Bulletin

State auditors have reviewed and critiqued financial activity in the Town of Nanticoke. In an audit report on the five-member town board's activity released Jan. 5, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office found the board did not effectively manage its fund balance.

Jan 3, 2018

White Plains to beef up parking garage inspections following state comptroller's audit

The Journal News

White Plains will hire an outside engineer for annual inspections of the city's eight municipal parking garages following a New York state comptroller's audit that questioned oversight and record-keeping.

Jan 3, 2018

Colton-Pierrepont superintendent pleased with audit by Comptroller’s Office

Watertown Daily Times

Colton-Pierrepont Central School Superintendent Joseph A. Kardash said a recent audit by the state Comptroller’s Office was favorable, particularly considering that the district doesn’t have a business manager.

Jan 2, 2018

Staten Island couple accused of stealing more than $750G meant for preschool to fund lavish lifestyle

New York Daily News

A couple gorged themselves on more than $750,000 meant for the Gingerbread Learning Center, a Staten Island preschool they operated for kids with learning disabilities, authorities said Tuesday.

Jan 2, 2018

Editorial: 'Backdoor borrowing' a taxpayer peril

Press Republican

According to a report issued recently by DiNapoli on state debt, New York government has boldly used a tactic called “backdoor borrowing “to build the second-highest mountain of debt of any state in the union."

Dec 21, 2017

East Harlem’s economy soaring as private sector jobs hit record high, state controller says

New York Daily News

East Harlem’s economy the past decade has been booming, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a report released Thursday.

Dec 20, 2017

Billions of bottle and can deposits go unclaimed in New York

Democrat & Chronicle

New York collected more than $102 million in 5-cent deposits that went unclaimed during the state's 2016 fiscal year, according to a new audit Wednesday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Dec 19, 2017

DiNapoli Leads Coalition of Comptrollers and Treasurers Opposing Trump Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Madison County Courier

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that a coalition of 11 state and local Comptrollers and Treasurers is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to halt the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, an EPA regulation that significantly reduces greenhouse house gas emissions.

Dec 19, 2017

DiNapoli says GOP tax bill remains a bad deal for New York

WIBX 950

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the Republican tax bill moving forward in Congress remains a bad deal for New York.

Dec 14, 2017

DiNapoli warns of rising state-funded debt levels

The Buffalo News

The amount New Yorkers owe on state-funded debt issued by Albany now stands at three times the median level for all states across the nation, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Thursday in his latest warning about borrowing levels.

Dec 12, 2017

DiNapoli: Federal tax plan bad for NY

Post Star

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says federal tax reform could have a devastating impact on middle-class taxpayers.

Dec 11, 2017

State Comptroller DiNapoli touts Glens Falls' fiscal progress

Post Star

Leasing the civic center to a community group, sharing services and controlling spending have helped the city go from having “moderate” fiscal stress to no fiscal stress, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Monday.

Dec 7, 2017

New York pension fund seeks more pay disclosure from Wells Fargo


New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is asking Wells Fargo & Co to disclose more information about employee incentive pay, an issue that was at the heart of a scandal that has roiled the third-largest U.S. lender for more than a year.