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Feb 8, 2018

Audit reveals Orleans didn’t properly account for and manage inmate and commissary accounts

The Daily News

Orleans County did not properly account for and manage its jail inmate and commissary accounts, according to a State Comptroller’s Office audit released Friday.

Feb 8, 2018

Broome's reserves 'dangerously low,' audit says

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Broome County's reserves are at such low levels that the county is "jeopardizing public services and long-term infrastructure investments," according to a New York State Comptroller's Office audit released Thursday.

Feb 1, 2018

Sustainability and State Pensions

Spectrum News

The state pension fund is going greener. The comptroller announced that the fund will double its investment in a low emissions index fund, going from $2 billion to $4 billion. This comes after Governor Cuomo pushed for a full divestment from fossil fuels, but also as local governments are looking for any kind of savings on things like retirement contributions. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli joins us to talk about the pension fund, the state budget and more.

Feb 1, 2018

New York’s Giant Pension Fund Doubles Climate-Smart Investment

Inside Climate News

The $2 billion boost was announced at the Investors Summit on Climate Risk, where top fund managers discussed finance for a low-carbon, clean energy future.

Jan 30, 2018

See NYC's Noisiest Neighborhoods


The comptroller's report looked at the number of noise complaints received by 311.

Jan 29, 2018

Comptroller: Local sales tax collection rose 3.9% in '17

The Daily Star

New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collection rose by nearly 4 percent in 2017, making it the highest annual growth since 2013.

Jan 26, 2018

Fewer New York School Districts Under Fiscal Stress

Associated Press

New York's comptroller says the number of school districts under fiscal stress is down statewide.

Jan 25, 2018

Audit: NY education agency behind on campus sex assault law


A state audit finds that New York education officials are falling behind in implementing a new state law aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses.

Jan 23, 2018

Express Scripts Clashes With Investor Over Cyber-Risk Disclosure


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review a dispute between Express Scripts Holding Co. and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over his effort to force the prescription-benefits manager to increase cyber-risk disclosures.

Jan 18, 2018

Fossil fuel company agrees to study climate change

Albany Times Union

An electric company heavily dependent on coal to provide power to millions of customers in the southeastern U.S. will report publicly on risks that climate change policies pose to its business, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Thursday.

Jan 15, 2018

Audit shows $1.6M for senior meal services abused by vendors

New York Post

Taxpayers shelled out $1.6 million in unnecessary payments to vendors who provided meals to seniors, according to a new audit.

Jan 11, 2018

Shareholders press Twitter and Facebook to act on fake news, hate speech and sexual harassment

Washington Post

A group of shareholders on Thursday demanded that Facebook and Twitter disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on the companies’ platforms.

Jan 10, 2018

DiNapoli addresses state's financial shape

Albany Times Union

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli got right to it Tuesday morning. "I think we are headed for a very, very problematic budget season," DiNapoli told an audience at the Hearst Media Center.

Jan 9, 2018

Auditors: Nanticoke town board mismanaged fund balance

Press & Sun-Bulletin

State auditors have reviewed and critiqued financial activity in the Town of Nanticoke. In an audit report on the five-member town board's activity released Jan. 5, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office found the board did not effectively manage its fund balance.

Jan 3, 2018

White Plains to beef up parking garage inspections following state comptroller's audit

The Journal News

White Plains will hire an outside engineer for annual inspections of the city's eight municipal parking garages following a New York state comptroller's audit that questioned oversight and record-keeping.

Jan 3, 2018

Colton-Pierrepont superintendent pleased with audit by Comptroller’s Office

Watertown Daily Times

Colton-Pierrepont Central School Superintendent Joseph A. Kardash said a recent audit by the state Comptroller’s Office was favorable, particularly considering that the district doesn’t have a business manager.

Jan 2, 2018

Staten Island couple accused of stealing more than $750G meant for preschool to fund lavish lifestyle

New York Daily News

A couple gorged themselves on more than $750,000 meant for the Gingerbread Learning Center, a Staten Island preschool they operated for kids with learning disabilities, authorities said Tuesday.

Jan 2, 2018

Editorial: 'Backdoor borrowing' a taxpayer peril

Press Republican

According to a report issued recently by DiNapoli on state debt, New York government has boldly used a tactic called “backdoor borrowing “to build the second-highest mountain of debt of any state in the union."

Dec 21, 2017

East Harlem’s economy soaring as private sector jobs hit record high, state controller says

New York Daily News

East Harlem’s economy the past decade has been booming, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a report released Thursday.

Dec 20, 2017

Billions of bottle and can deposits go unclaimed in New York

Democrat & Chronicle

New York collected more than $102 million in 5-cent deposits that went unclaimed during the state's 2016 fiscal year, according to a new audit Wednesday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.