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Oct 9, 2017

New York State Needs $27B To Fix Aging Local Bridges

WAMC

A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli estimates that locally owned bridges need a whopping $27 billion in repairs in order to keep them in good operating condition.

Oct 7, 2017

Dutchess welcomes over 140 new citizens

Mid Hudson News

A total of 143 people from 50 countries spread out around the world took their oath of allegiance to become United States citizens in Dutchess County on Friday. County Clerk Bradford Kendall noted this was the largest naturalization ceremony that he has conducted since taking office several years ago.

Oct 5, 2017

Audit: Auburn IDA should improve project monitoring

Auburn Citizen

A state comptroller's office audit of the Auburn Industrial Development Authority concluded that the city agency did not effectively monitor or evaluate certain projects receiving financial assistance.

Oct 5, 2017

State audit faults Mechanicville school district

Saratogian

A state comptroller’s audit faults Mechanicville City School District for increasing its tax levy to fund appropriations that it overestimated by almost $4.6 million from 2013-16.

Oct 3, 2017

New York sent $41 billion more in taxes to feds than residents, state got in benefits

The Buffalo News

The disparity between what New Yorkers send to Washington in taxes versus what the state receives in federal spending has grown sharply over the past several years, the state’s chief fiscal watchdog is warning.

Sep 29, 2017

Trump's tax plan could disrupt New York's taxation system

WRVO

New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court.

Sep 27, 2017

Local Democrats gather for fundraiser featuring State Comptroller DiNapoli

The Evening Sun

The Chenango County Democratic Committee held a fall fundraiser last night at the Bohemian Moon in Norwich, where seven local Democratic candidates had an opportunity to introduce themselves to attendees––including to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who was in attendance.

Sep 27, 2017

Monroe County ranks first in NY for fiscal stress, report says

Democrat & Chronicle

Monroe County topped a state list Tuesday. But not in a good way. The county had the highest "fiscal stress" of any municipality in New York, a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Sep 22, 2017

How NY is making it easier to save for college

The Journal News

On Friday, the state's 529 College Savings Program reduced fees, offered more investment options, raised the maximum savings balance allowed and got rid of the minimum contribution required for some of the plans offered.

Sep 21, 2017

Former Millport treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing funds

WENY

The former Village of Millport Treasurer has been arrested for allegedly stealing public funds.

Sep 19, 2017

Audit: Falls will run out of cash reserves by year's end due to casino dispute

The Buffalo News

The City of Niagara Falls is expected to deplete its fund balance by the end of the year because of a dispute over Seneca casino revenue, according to an audit issued Tuesday by the state Comptroller's Office.

Sep 15, 2017

Audit: Funds should be used to reduce taxes

Evening Tribune

A State Comptroller’s office audit of Town of Barrington records concludes that town officials did not provide sufficient oversight of the town’s financial operations, resulting in property tax bills that were higher than necessary.

Sep 15, 2017

Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy experiences big economic turnaround, but poverty and crime remain a concern

New York Daily News

Once considered dangerous, Bedford-Stuyvesant has experienced a big turnaround since the start of the new century, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a new report released Friday.

Sep 12, 2017

Former Minerva Town Clerk Sentenced After Stealing Thousands of Dollars

WFFF

Jordan Green, a former clerk to the Minerva Town Supervisor, was sentenced Monday in Essex County Court to one and a third to four years in state prison, she was also ordered to pay restitution, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced.

Sep 10, 2017

DiNapoli offers Wyoming County Democrats praise, energy and an early endorsement

Batavia Daily News

Rousing Democrats in a county that gave President Trump 70 percent of its vote, state leaders appealed to messages the party has faced since November during a fundraiser for the Wyoming County Democrats Saturday.

Sep 5, 2017

Jobs in New York grow to highest level since Great Recession

The Associated Press

New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Aug 31, 2017

Noise complaints about city construction more than doubled

New York Post

Construction-noise complaints to 311 skyrocketed from 14,259 in 2010 to 37,806 in 2015, the audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Aug 31, 2017

Pension contributions are dropping due to good returns

Times Union

A strong stock market followed by good returns on investments are translating into lower employee pension costs for local governments and schools.

Aug 30, 2017

Finger Lakes’ tale told in the numbers

Daily Messenger

State comptroller’s economic report shows positives in the region, but also areas that need improvement.

Aug 29, 2017

Does New York State owe you money? Search here or claim it at the NYS Fair

Post Standard

New York State is sitting on a pile of $15 billion in unclaimed funds. At the fair this week, you can check to see if any of it is yours.