New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Hudson Valley News
7:05 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Audit Shows A Dutchess Town In Fiscal Stress

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The New York state comptroller says an audit finds that a Dutchess County town faces financial challenges.

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New York News
3:19 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

New York Advocates See Need For Improved State and Federal Brownfield Programs

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.

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New York News
4:25 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Comptroller Faults NY Power Authority Having Airplane

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."

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New York News
12:10 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli: We Can't Let NY's Cities Go Bankrupt

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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:26 am
Wed June 19, 2013

NYS Comptroller's Sandy Legislation Awaits Governor's Signature

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Three bills concerning Superstorm Sandy are headed to the New York governor’s desk.

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New York News
3:38 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

NY Comptroller Identifies Municipalities Facing Fiscal Distress

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is out with his first set of municipal fiscal stress scores based on his office’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The numbers were revealed during a teleconference today.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Hundreds Rally for Stalled NY Public Campaign Finance Bill

Supporters of public campaign financing rally at the New York State Capitol in Albany, May 29, 2013.
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Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol to rally for public financing of political campaigns. The measure remains in limbo in the State Senate and Governor Cuomo faces questions on whether he’s working hard enough for the proposal to pass.
 
They came in busses from all over New York to give state lawmakers their message- big money is corrupting politics. They say the state should adopt New York City’s public campaign finance system, which allows candidates to match every dollar they collect in small donations with seven dollars of government funds.

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Hudson Valley News
3:34 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli Worried About Poughkeepsie's Debt

Comptroller DiNapoli
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The city of Poughkeepsie is facing an $11 million  deficit in its general fund brought on, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, by unrealistic budgeting by city officials—including overestimating revenues. DiNapoli, in a new audit, says Poughkeepsie’s debt burden has gone up 45 percent over the past five years as its financial condition deteriorates.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

DiNapoli: Industrial Development Agencies Have Improved, But Concerns Remain

Comptroller DiNapoli
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Industrial development agencies across New York granted $1.5 billion in tax breaks to companies that promised to expand, and create new jobs, in 2011. In a new audit, state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the IDA’s, which operate at the local and country level, have improved their overall performance but some say there are still reasons to be concerned.

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 am
Tue April 23, 2013

State Comptroller Has Concerns With Rockland's Budget

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The New York State Comptroller says he is concerned with the budget in one Hudson Valley county.

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