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New York State Comptroller

Jan 29, 2019

Comptroller: Local sales tax collections rose again in 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says sales taxes collected by local governments across the state grew in 2018 for the third consecutive year. The Democrat releases a report Monday that finds collections rose by $872 million, or 5.3 percent, to $17.5 billion last year. Most regions of the state saw […]

Jan 23, 2017

State tax collections down 2.2 percent from a year ago

State tax collections through the first three quarters of the fiscal year are down. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the decline was 2.2 percent, or around $1.2 billion. That’s $29.9 million lower than mid-year projections. The comptroller says the timing of payments and the level of financial sector bonuses will influence whether current estimates are […]

Dec 7, 2016

New York is leader in nonprofit jobs

A new report finds that New York state leads in the nation in nonprofit jobs and organizations. The analysis released Wednesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reveals that 1.3 million New Yorkers work for charities, health care organizations, educational institutions or other nonprofits. That’s nearly 20 percent of the state’s overall private-sector employment. The state also […[...]

Oct 18, 2016

Report slams NY pension system’s hedge fund investments

A scathing report issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration on Monday slammed Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for state pension fund investments in hedge funds that cost the state more than $1 billion in fees. The analysis by Cuomo’s Department of Financial Services also concluded that when lackluster returns are factored in hedge funds have cost the […]

Oct 14, 2016

NY organic farming is ‘robust sector’

Sales of organic farm products rose 56 percent statewide from 2008 to 2014 with $164 million in sales that year, according to a report released Friday by the office of state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. New York ranks third nationwide in the number of certified organic farms, according to the report. In 2015, New York’s […]

Oct 7, 2016

Comptroller issues report on land banks

New York state’s comptroller reports the state’s 15 active land banks have acquired more than 1,000 vacant and abandoned properties in attempts to fight blight and promote economic recovery. The report says one-third of the properties are vacant land or lots or properties slated for demolition. The regional banks also try to rehabilitate and sell […]

Aug 24, 2016

New York State Comptroller approves contracts worth $1.72 billion

The New York State Comptroller’s Office has approved 1,462 contracts valued at $1.72 billion in July, as well as more than 1.7 million payments worth nearly $6.3 billion. The office reports rejecting 167 contracts and 1,183 payments due to improprieties. Approved contracts include $2 million with Live Nation Worldwide for entertainment booking and services at […]

Apr 29, 2016

State Comptroller says ignition-interlock devices need better monitoring

A state audit has revealed shortcomings in the reporting of misbehavior by people convicted of drunk driving who have a court-ordered ignition interlock device (IID) installed on their vehicle. The Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli checked compliance with state regulations in six counties — Cortland, Erie, Montgomery, Otsego, Suffolk and Wayne […]

Oct 4, 2011

DiNapoli seeks owners of $11B in unclaimed funds

ALBANY — Here’s a politician’s favorite job: Handing out checks. New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is trying to do just that in events across the state this month to find the owners of $11 billion in unclaimed funds.

Aug 9, 2011

Comptroller optimistic in Wall Street crisis

ALBANY — The sole trustee of the massive New York state public pension fund says he's concerned about the huge Wall Street drop Monday, but he remains confident in long-term investing and strength of the pension.

Aug 9, 2011

DiNapoli proposes NY gas drilling protection fund

ALBANY — New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed Tuesday establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Nov 29, 2010

DiNapoli: Inaction on deficit would be costly

ALBANY — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that if the Legislature doesn’t act on the current budget deficit during Monday’s special session, the state will be in worse shape in January.

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