NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in Plattsburgh
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New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Plattsburgh this afternoon to address the members of the North Country Chamber of Commerce and release the North Country Region’s Economic Profile.

Comptroller DiNapoli.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a 1,600-word statement last week outlining his priorities for various state-level ethics reforms for the upcoming legislative session that begins in January. This follows years of scandal at the state capitol in Albany, including a current investigation into the executive chamber. Part of Cuomo’s plan calls for new positions to oversee SUNY and CUNY contracts. That job used to belong to the New York state comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, who has had a testy relationship with the governor. DiNapoli is the guest on this week’s Capitol Connection with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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In 2011 New York passed a law imposing a limit on increases in the property tax.  The cap for 2016 will be less than 1 percent and some officials worry that could severely restrict local services.

The state comptroller says the $5 billion in extra money that New York is reaping from the bank settlements should not be viewed as a surplus, and should not be spent as though there will be more money coming in the future.

Democratic New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has won another term as the state's chief financial officer, turning back a challenge from Republican Robert Antonacci.

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New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Plattsburgh today. He met with business leaders during a breakfast forum to discuss the region’s economic status and introduce a seminar on venture capital investment. He then met with the mayor to unveil a positive fiscal report for the city.

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A new audit by the New York State Comptroller finds that out of a sample of state workers at state agencies and authorities, more than a fifth were double dipping, being paid for two jobs while doing only one.

The City of Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has left some in New York wondering whether any upstate cities will be next. State officials say they are trying to help with financial planning guidance, but local governments say more needs to be done.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has created a fiscal stress monitoring system that measures the financial health of New York’s local governments. A preliminary report found two dozen cities, counties and villages are moderately to severely fiscally stressed.  DiNapoli say he hopes they can avoid the fate of Detroit.

Comptroller promises close Tappan Zee oversight

Jan 17, 2013
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With the state anxious to begin construction on a new Tappan Zee Bridge, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says his office will be keeping a close eye on the financing of the more than three billion dollar project. DiNapoli spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

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Just two days after New York legislators passed first-in-the-nation gun law reforms in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the state’s chief financial officer says pension fund investments in firearm companies have been frozen. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. They discuss the budget, Tier VI retirement discussions, redistricting, and ethics in the Comptroller's office.