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Sep 29, 2015

DiNapoli: MTA riders could take hit over budget shortfall

lohud - The Journal News

A huge gap in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital budget threatens to upend the nation’s largest transit system and lead to service cuts or higher fares, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned Tuesday

Sep 24, 2015

Off-track betting looks like a loser in state audit

The Buffalo News

When then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1970 OK’d legislation allowing gambling on horses at sites away from racetracks, the idea was hailed as a way to steer money to localities and away from the illegal bookmaking market.

Sep 23, 2015

DiNapoli: Monroe County is NY's most fiscally stressed

Democrat $ Chronicle

Monroe County has the dubious distinction of being the most fiscally stressed local government in New York, according to the state comptroller's office.

Sep 22, 2015

‘Pizza Rat’ Prompts a Collective ‘Ew’ and Debate on Cleaning New York Subway

The New York Times

Even in a subway system often cluttered with trash, it stood out: a whole slice of pizza left carelessly on the floor.

Aug 17, 2015

LI foreclosure rate climbing, DiNapoli says

News Day

Long Island's foreclosure rate grew even as New York City's share of housing distress declined early this year, the state's fiscal watchdog reported Monday.

Jul 23, 2015

LIPA Reform Act hurting customers, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says

News Day

The state's top fiscal officer is criticizing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2013 LIPA Reform Act in a report that says the law has left customers facing higher electric bills, increasing debt and less transparency from their utility.

Jun 9, 2015

Corporations Open Up About Political Spending

The New York Times

We have come, it seems, full circle. Soft money is no longer the vehicle of choice for companies wanting to influence American voters. But ever since the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations can contribute unlimited amounts to “independent” election efforts, business has faced no real constraints on ways to funnel cash, often anonymously, into the political process.

Jun 1, 2015

Head of Wallkill Fire District board charged with stealing nearly $240K from district coffers

Daily Freeman News

The chairman of the Wallkill Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners was charged Monday with stealing nearly $240,000 during a three-year scheme in which he conned a fellow board member into pre-signing blank checks, according to state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.

May 11, 2015

DiNapoli audit questions Start-Up ad spending

Politico - New York

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli criticized the state’s decision to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising to promote Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development programs, including the fledgling Start-Up NY, in an audit released on Monday.

Mar 27, 2015

‘Nothing Good to Come Out of a Late Budget,’ DiNapoli Warns

The Observer

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli today warned of consequences for both New York’s image and its internal workings if the budget negotiations between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the leaders of the state legislature stretch past the April 1 deadline.

Jan 30, 2015

90 school districts facings fiscal stress, DiNapoli says

Poughkeepsie Journal

About 13 percent of school districts across New York are facing some level of fiscal stress, according to a report Thursday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Nov 4, 2014

DiNapoli, Schneiderman Both Win Big

LoHud Journal News

Nov 4, 2014

Thomas DiNapoli Easily Wins Reelection

New York Observer

Oct 22, 2014

Bennington Town Clerk Arrested Following Audit

The Daily News

Oct 22, 2014

MTA will have to raise fares 15% if it borrows $15 billion to fill budget gap: controller

New York Daily News

Oct 21, 2014

DiNapoli: MTA making progress, but still faces funding challenges

lohud

Oct 19, 2014

New Yorkers Delight in Claiming Long-Forgotten Cash

The New York Times

Oct 17, 2014

Retirement Fund Managed Properly

timesunion.com

Oct 8, 2014

What States Should Do to Keep Their Cities Out of Bankruptcy

Governing

Oct 7, 2014

Wall Street sees drop in profits thanks to big legal settlements

New York Daily News