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Jun 17, 2017

Investing in the planet: DiNapoli has worked to influence energy firms for the better

Watertown Daily Times

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli believes his office can exert more influence over energy companies by continuing to invest in them than by dropping these firms from New York’s Common Retirement Fund.

Jun 15, 2017

Hazardous defects in subways take too long to fix: audit

New York Daily News

Stand clear of the broken staircase. Hazardous defects in the subway system can take too long to spot and even longer to fix, according to a 25-station audit state Controller Tom DiNapoli released Thursday.

Jun 11, 2017

Our view: Restore New York comptroller's full review power

Auburn Citizen

From the weak job-creation numbers for the university-based tax break program to the corruption scandals that have rocked some of the biggest state-backed business projects in the state, New York's economic development program is suffering from a decided lack of public confidence.

Jun 7, 2017

Restore more oversight power to N.Y. comptroller: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal

With time winding down on the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers haven’t done a blessed thing to address scandals and corruption connected to the lucrative public contracts doled out by the state.

May 31, 2017

Exxon Mobil Shareholders Demand Accounting of Climate Change Policy Risks

New York Times

A majority of Exxon Mobil’s shareholders, in a reversal, have voted in favor of more open and detailed analyses of the risks posed to its business by policies aimed at stemming climate change.

May 25, 2017

Audit criticizes Tonawanda Housing Authority for bad management, high vacancies

Buffalo News

DiNapoli said the housing authority's staff discriminated against applicants for housing by giving preferential treatment to acquaintances and applicants paying full-market value for housing instead of to the neediest.

May 25, 2017

President Trump's fiscal agenda 'poses major risk' to future NYC budgets, Controller Thomas DiNapoli says

New York Daily News

New York City has a $3.7 billion budget surplus — but the good times may be short-lived because of President Trump’s fiscal agenda, the state controller warned Thursday.

May 23, 2017

State pension fund valued at $192B

Albany Times Union

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office said Tuesday that the state pension fund now has an estimated value of $192 billion after earning an estimated 11.42 percent overall return on investments in state fiscal year 2016-17, which ended March 31.

May 17, 2017

EDITORIAL: No excuse for lack of information on projects

Niagara Gazette

The findings of a state audit released this week unfortunately serve to underscore longstanding concerns about the effectiveness of New York’s economic development programs.

May 11, 2017

Former Bombay Court clerk sentenced for stealing

Press Republican

A former clerk was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and payment of full restitution for stealing from Bombay Town Court.

May 9, 2017

State comptroller urges LI governments to be fiscally conservative


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Tuesday urged Long Island governments and school districts to be fiscally conservative in drafting their budgets amid economic uncertainty and the potential domino effects of changes in federal funding.

May 4, 2017

DiNapoli: Altamont housing provider overpaid by N.Y. Office of Mental Health

Times Union

The state paid an Altamont housing provider for mentally ill New Yorkers more than $32,000 in unallowable expenses, including a retreat in Lake Placid, and close to another half million dollars in costs found “questionable” by an audit released Thursday from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

May 3, 2017

DiNapoli Doesn’t Want Procurement To Become Political Football

State of Politics

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli doesn’t believe his push to re-assert the authority of his office over state contracting and procurements is a partisan issue, given the backing of Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Legislature.

Apr 21, 2017

State comptroller’s report says New York is in a favorable financial position

The Daily Freeman

New York’s comptroller says the state is in a favorable financial position, but relies heavily on borrowing and temporary resources.

Mar 28, 2017

DiNapoli: Trump team should safeguard oil train lines

Associated Press

New York's comptroller is urging the Trump administration to strengthen safeguards for trains carrying oil and other hazardous materials throughout the state, including Rockland County.

Mar 27, 2017

IDAs statewide spent more to create fewer jobs in 2015

The Daily Gazette

The Office of the New York State Comptroller on Monday issued its annual report on IDAs and their work in the year 2015, the latest for which it has data. Compared with 2014, the data show fewer jobs created at a higher cost in exemptions.

Mar 25, 2017

No 'what if' plans for federal cuts as state budget comes due

The Buffalo News

To listen to top state officials, Washington is poised to hammer the finances of New York State government.

Mar 16, 2017

DiNapoli: Trump Budget ‘Will Hurt New Yorkers’

State of Politics

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Thursday blasted the proposed budget by President Donald Trump’s administration which takes a knife to discretionary spending programs and government agencies.

Mar 7, 2017

Former Mahopac fire treasurer Michael Klein pleads guilty

The Journal News

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, who was accused of embezzling millions from the department, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal fraud charges.

Mar 6, 2017

APNewsBreak: Audit: NY Agency for the Disabled Stonewalled

Associated Press

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the agency that investigates abuse and neglect of disabled people in state care refused to hand over thousands of records to auditors.