New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

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Wall Street is gaining ground despite recent economic developments, according to a report by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

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The Saratoga Springs City School District made headlines twice this week. The district has responded to the arrest of its school board president and a critical audit from the state comptroller’s office.


New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is out with his Fiscal Stress Monitoring Report, which grades municipalities based on financial information and environmental data.   The City of Albany is among the localities tagged as under fiscal stress.

More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, secession was on the minds of protesters in New York this weekend. Hundreds turned out for a rally in Bainbridge in Chenango County. Many live within miles of the Pennsylvania border and believe secession could have a large economic impact on their communities.

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New York's comptroller says the foreclosure crisis persists in the state, even worsening in some upstate areas.

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The New York pension fund for state and local government workers shows an investment return of less than 1 percent for the last quarter with an estimated value of $182.5 billion.

DiNapoli Not Considering Gubernatorial Run

Jul 31, 2015
WAMC's Dave Lucas

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek reelection.


The office of New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says some $606,000 in legal defense fees incurred by ex-Senate Leader Joseph Bruno are unjustified and shouldn't be reimbursed by taxpayers. But - in a letter Wednesday DiNapoli's office said it has approved another $1.8 million for Bruno's legal expenses.

The 86-year-old Rensselaer County Republican was acquitted last year on charges that he took bribes to direct state grants to a businessman. Bruno has sought state reimbursement for $2.4 million of his legal bills.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

A late state budget was once an annual occurrence in Albany, much like the Tulip Festival, but that tradition came to an end when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took office. There have been four on-time budgets since 2011. That streak could be in jeopardy this year as the governor is putting his demands for ethics reform in the state budget. On WAMC's Capitol Connection this week, State Comptroller Democrat Thomas DiNapoli told Alan Chartock what a late budget could mean for the state.

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A review of New York state's main economic development agency says it needs to do more to evaluate whether its programs are helping the economy.