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.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether New York can afford $2 billion dollars in new tax cuts that Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to propose.
A top state official in New York recently witnessed political violence firsthand during a recent trip to Bangladesh. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week that there was a fire bombing just outside of his hotel as he and religious and labor leaders were in the country to look at working conditions at garment factories after deadly fires and building failures.
Federal lawmakers from New York are showing their support for a piece of legislation that aims to jumpstart development and cleanup efforts on contaminated land.
Recently, Democrats U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand and Congressman Paul Tonko met with local leaders in Albany’s Sheridan Hollow neighborhood to announce their support for the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development – or BUILD – Act.
A New York official says a public utility that's supposed to provide low-cost electricity for residents is spending money on planes, pilots and six-figure salaries.
New Yorkers pay some of the highest electric rates in the country. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the New York Power Authority could provide more rate relief "if it appropriately focused its resources."
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.