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Dec 5, 2017

Comptroller DiNapoli faults Ag & Markets with bad data in audit

Albany Times Union

A new audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found issues with the way the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets oversees data collection.

Dec 5, 2017

State comptroller pushes savings program for disabled

The Poughkeepsie Journal

On Tuesday, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Poughkeepsie to make a push for the program and spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at The Arc of Dutchess, a nonprofit that offers resources and support to the developmentally disabled. Attendees included parents of children with disabilities, caregivers, agencies and nonprofits that focus on the disabled, and a handful of disabled adults.

Nov 28, 2017

Audit faults Town of Tonawanda for how it records recreation fees

The Buffalo News

The Town of Tonawanda utilized "poor internal controls" in recording $4.5 million in recreation fees, according to an audit released Tuesday by the State Comptroller's Office.

Nov 28, 2017

SUNY Poly faces pressure to detail fiscal woes

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The state's fiscal watchdog is pressuring SUNY Polytechnic Institute to come clean on how bad its financial situation is after its former leader Alain Kaloyeros was charged in a major corruption scandal.

Nov 27, 2017

State audit says Sullivan County should tighten up oversight of department heads’ work time

Mid Hudson News

Sullivan County should establish procedures to verify that department heads are either working or charging appropriate leave accruals, a state audit of the county’s time and attendance said.

Nov 21, 2017

Cashless tolling has cost the MTA millions due to unpaid fees and fines, audit shows

New York Daily News

As the state has moved to cashless tolling, tens of millions of dollars in MTA bridge and tunnel tolls and fines have gone unpaid, a new audit by state Controller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Nov 20, 2017

Climate conference debrief with DiNapoli

Times Union

After traveling to Germany earlier in the week for a United Nations climate conference, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli told CapCon on Friday that it was reassuring to hear that there are opportunities to invest state pension fund money in environmentally sound strategies.

Nov 9, 2017

MTA May Need Another Fare Hike, State Official Warns

NBC New York

Something may be arriving ahead of schedule, and it’s not your train. In a report released Thursday, State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli says the MTA desperately needs funding and that a feud between the city and state could leave commuters paying the price.

Oct 31, 2017

Controller Thomas DiNapoli warns of 'triple threat' to New York finances

New York Daily News

New York faces a “triple threat” of fiscal woes that threaten to blow a hole in the state’s budget, Controller Thomas DiNapoli warned Tuesday.

Oct 26, 2017

DiNapoli report: Busted pipes lead to leaking municipal revenues

Times Union

Local governments are seeing millions of dollars in revenue flushed away because of water loss, inaccurate meters or improper billing, a new comptroller's report on municipal water systems shows.

Oct 26, 2017

Trump tax plan to cut federal deductions would leave New Yorkers with $72 billion annual tab

New York Daily News

The GOP’s plan to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes could cost New Yorkers $72 billion a year, state controller Thomas DiNapoli warned Thursday.

Oct 23, 2017

Report: North Country economy is hurting in some areas, excelling in others

North Country Public Radio

The State Comptroller's office has released a special report on the North Country economy. It's a snapshot of our region's industries and demographics, and what the future might hold.

Oct 18, 2017

DiNapoli makes case for public integrity

Wellsville Daily

At a time when people are really concerned about how taxpayer resources are being utilized, they care about making sure money is not only spent wisely, but with a sense of integrity and purpose.

Oct 17, 2017

Comptroller: Perry overestimated expenditures

The Batavia News

Perry Central School District did not properly manage fund balances and reserves, according to an audit by the New York State Comptroller’s office.

Oct 17, 2017

Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

Associated Press

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that Samuel Hiller will spend one to three years behind bars.

Oct 13, 2017

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli: School bullying law being ignored

Democrat & Chronicle

Five years after the state Legislature passed a law addressing bullying and discrimination in schools, many school districts across the state are not following its key provisions, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wrote in a new audit.

Oct 12, 2017

OUR VIEW: New York state can’t compromise its infrastructure

Utica Observer Dispatch

Oct 12, 2017

NY starts new tax-free savings accounts for the disabled


The state comptroller has announced that New York is joining 28 other states in offering a program that will help parents with disabled children save money for their future.

Oct 11, 2017

Former Ontario town water superintendent arrested


A former Town of Ontario employee is facing multiple charges following a yearlong investigation.

Oct 10, 2017

Pension Rate Decrease Will Help City


In August, Thomas DiNapoli, state comptroller, announced employer contribution rates for the state and local retirement system will decrease for the state fiscal year 2018-19. The estimated average contribution rate for the Employee Retirement System will decrease from 15.3 percent to 14.9 percent of payroll.