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May 13, 2014

Four men affiliated with Queens nonprofit stole $12.4M in state funds meant for special-needs kids

A group of scammers helped themselves to $12 million in state money intended to help special-needs children, using the filched funding to pay for home renovations and wedding and bar mitzvah costs, prosecutors said Tuesday.

May 12, 2014

State Controller Thomas Dinapoli To Add Anti-Corruption Division To Office

NY Daily News

“It fortifies within our organization the importance of the investigative work that we do,” DiNapoli said.

May 12, 2014

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli to add anti-corruption division to office

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli is beefing up the anti-corruption efforts of his office.

May 12, 2014

A Record Pension Fund

Times Union

The state's public pension fund reached a value of $176.2 billion in the most recent fiscal year.

Apr 21, 2014

DiNapoli questions Cuomo’s budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s enacted $142 billion budget relied on some unusual tricks to give the appearance that the state was holding spending growth to less than 2 percent in the coming year, a new report from state comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office says.

Apr 1, 2014

More Companies Bow to Investors With a Social Cause

Shareholders are driving changes in corporate policies and disclosures unthinkable a decade ago, on issues ranging from protecting rain forests to human rights. Even the threat of a proxy vote can be enough to bring company executives to the negotiating table.

Mar 31, 2014

New York Comptroller: Finance Plan "Seriously Flawed"

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public campaign finance plan that would apply only to his office is “seriously flawed,” and might even be unworkable.

Mar 25, 2014

DiNapoli, Schneiderman announce arrests in public integrity case

The state is accusing two Long Island contractors of filing false bills then doubling and tripling them in a scheme to steal from taxpayers, said Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Mar 17, 2014

Editorial: Charter school $ecret$

A court says the state comptroller may not audit charter schools.

Jan 11, 2014

New York’s Pension Muscle

When the United States Supreme Court issued its flawed 2010 decision in the Citizens United case, unleashing millions of dollars in corporate spending on political campaigns, there seemed to be one small prescription for relief. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, noted that prompt disclosure of political expenditures would allow stockholders and citizens to hold corporations accountable. Shareholders, he said, could determine whether the corporation’s financing of campaigns “advances the corporation’s interest in making profits.”

Jan 8, 2014

New York comptroller questions AT&T surveillance report plan

A plan by AT&T Inc to explain how it shares some customer information with government agencies may not be enough to restore public trust, an attorney for New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told securities regulators in a letter provided to Reuters on Wednesday.

Dec 5, 2013

NYS Comptroller to Olympic Sponsors: Condemn Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Ten major Olympic sponsors from Coke to Dow Chemical –– none of which has acceded to calls that they speak out forcefully against Russia’s laws making it a crime to be gay in public –– are now being pressured by the $161 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, led by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, to do that and more.

Oct 8, 2013

Keep our leaders honest

Douglas Adams in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series offered a twist on the social phenomenon known as the bystander effect, describing it as “something that we can’t see, or don’t see, because we think that it’s somebody else’s problem.”

Aug 15, 2012

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli issues a scathing report on the Thruway Authority, says it must find a way to control its expenses, which have jumped 36% over the last decade, before it hikes tolls

“Too often in the past the Thruway has pushed costs and difficult decisions to the future by raising tolls or borrowing,” DiNapoli said.