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Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Apr 27, 2018

Audit faults oversight of New York domestic violence shelters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new audit is raising concerns about New York state’s oversight of domestic violence shelters. The report issued by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli this week examined the Office of Children and Family Services to determine whether the agency properly oversees more than 150 shelters around the state, which served 11,000 people in […]

Feb 16, 2018

Comptroller: Cuomo’s budget plan raises oversight concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s comptroller says the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives him “significant flexibility” to adjust spending after the plan is approved by the Legislature. Thomas DiNapoli’s analysis of the fellow Democrat’s $168 billion budget proposal would weaken the checks and balances over the how taxpayer dollars are […[...]

Aug 31, 2017

NY comptroller sees bright spots in Finger Lakes economy

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s comptroller sees some good signs in the Finger Lakes’ regional economy. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the nine-county region that includes Rochester saw stronger job growth than most other parts of the state in science, technology, engineering and math employment. The Rochester metro area ranked 22nd nationally for so-called […]

Aug 26, 2016

Job growth lagging upstate, report finds

A new report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office shows job growth has been lagging in upstate New York since the end of the recession, although the Finger Lakes region and western New York are doing better than other areas of the state. Since June 2009, total employment in upstate New York rose by […]

Nov 10, 2015

Comptroller says $200M fund to finance small NY businesses

ALBANY — New York’s comptroller says a new $200 million fund will provide credit financing to eligible small businesses that can provide solid returns to the state pension fund. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of the $184.5 billion in retirement investments for state and local government workers, says Hamilton Lane will manage the New York Credit […]

Oct 29, 2015

NY gets 91 cents from DC for $1 sent

ALBANY — New York’s comptroller says the state receives about 91 cents in federal spending for every dollar its taxpayers send to Washington. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that compares to a national average of nearly $1.22 in federal spending that other states get. The report shows New York ranked 46th in its federal balance of […]

Aug 17, 2015

Comptroller says high home foreclosure level persists

ALBANY — The foreclosure crisis persists in New York, even worsening in some suburban and upstate areas, the state comptroller reported Monday. Filings against homeowners unable to make mortgage payments spiked after the housing bubble burst in the 2008-2009 recession, according to the report. New cases nearly doubled over three years to 47,664 in 2009. […]

Dec 24, 2014

Public authorities spending more

ALBANY (AP) — A new report says New York’s public authorities are spending more even as they avoid significant oversight. The study from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli identified some “troublesome” issues at several public authorities — which DiNapoli called “shadow governments” because they spend public money but are subject to less public accountability than [...]

Oct 27, 2014

Public campaign financing test falling short

ALBANY — The test of public campaign financing in the New York comptroller race has proved ineffective, with the incumbent declining to participate and the challenger falling short of the thresholds that would parlay his $200,000 into $1.2 million. Republican Robert Antonacci has raised more than $200,000 so far, meeting the minimum required to receive […]

Sep 25, 2014

NY reports levels of municipal financial stress

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s comptroller reports 10 municipalities in the state were under “significant” fiscal stress last year, with low fund balances and operating deficits, while another eight were under moderate stress and 17 were considered susceptible. The 10 are the counties of Monroe, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Rockland and Franklin, the cities of Poughkeepsie […]

Apr 28, 2014

Comptroller reports retailer agreements

ALBANY — The New York comptroller has withdrawn shareholder proposals calling for supply chain accountability at retailers Dollar Tree and Dillard’s citing their agreements to have their suppliers report on factory safety. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York’s $173 billion pension fund, says the agreements help protect the companies and investors from financial and [&hel[...]

Apr 8, 2014

DiNapoli rejects test of public campaign financing

ALBANY (AP) — Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature authorized a test of public financing in one statewide election this year — the race for comptroller. New York’s chief financial […]

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