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Hudson Valley News
8:01 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Comptroller to conduct full audit of ORDA, including Belleayre

Credit Joseph Spector - Politics on the Hudson

ALBANY – Saying “financial issues persist,” State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday that his office will conduct a full financial audit of the Olympic Regional Development Authority, especially in light of the agency taking over the Catskills-based Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

DiNapoli said his office will examine selected financial management practices related to payroll, procurement and other areas.

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7:05 am
Tue March 12, 2013

GE to study Hudson River cleanup expansion

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General Electric Co. says it will study a possible expansion of its PCB cleanup of the upper Hudson River after a request by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

GE, which released poly-chlorinated biphenyls into the river decades ago, is preparing for a fourth season of dredging as part of a federal Superfund project. But DiNapoli says Monday that GE could potentially be found liable for contamination outside the Superfund site and filed a shareholder resolution calling on the company to evaluate its risks.

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New York News
8:08 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

NY comptroller OK's deal for new driver's licenses

Credit Joseph Spector - Politics on the Hudson

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has approved the Cuomo administration's contract for new driver's licenses that will have black-and-white photos produced by the highest bidder.

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10:30 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1303

Comptroller DiNapoli
Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat who has held office since 2007 after two decades in the Assembly. They discuss firearm investments in the state pension fund, political spending by corporations, and the Tappan Zee project.

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New York News
9:02 am
Thu January 17, 2013

DiNapoli: Slow NY, fed aid hits local taxpayers

Thomas DiNapoli
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says local governments are leaning harder on their taxpayers because of sluggish state and federal aid.

DiNapoli's report states that in the last decade, federal and state aid grew an average of 2.2 percent a year, which was less than the inflation rate of 2.4 percent during the same time.

The share of local municipal and county funding that comes from the state and federal government is down to 20 percent, from 22 percent in 2011.

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New York News
10:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli says New York debt tops $63 billion

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
Credit Office of the State Comptroller

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York comptroller says the state government's debt has topped $63 billion, with New York on track to approach its borrowing limit in early 2014.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Monday the debt burden, averaging $3,253 per resident, is almost three times the national median. New York's debt is second only to California's $96.4 billion in state-funded debt and 80 percent higher than New Jersey, which is in third place.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mark Johnson - Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

The New York State Attorney General and the office of the Albany County District Attorney will review the findings of a state audit that found highly questionable spending and expenses at the State University of New York Research Foundation.

New York News
7:17 am
Mon May 28, 2012

NY Comptroller Pushes Transgender Corporate Rights

Stockholders of Texas-based oil giant ExxonMobil are set to vote Wednesday on a proposed company policy to ban discrimination against gay or transgender workers, a resolution pushed by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The comptroller's office says it has used the influence it has from investing the $150 billion state pension fund's stock portfolio to help persuade 27 other big corporations to adopt new anti-discrimination policies. Previous attempts with ExxonMobil have failed.

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Capital District News
7:55 am
Thu May 24, 2012

NYS Comptroller Reports Pension Funds Up

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state’s pension fund has “successfully weathered” another economic storm. He reports returns are the highest since global market meltdown of 2008.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says despite another volatile year in the markets, the pension fund for the hundreds of thousands of state worker retirees performed at a rate of 5.96%. The total fund is valued at $150.3 billion dollars, the highest since before the Great Recession.

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