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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

Reuters

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.

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.