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Oct 17, 2017

Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

Associated Press

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that Samuel Hiller will spend one to three years behind bars.

Oct 13, 2017

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli: School bullying law being ignored

Democrat & Chronicle

Five years after the state Legislature passed a law addressing bullying and discrimination in schools, many school districts across the state are not following its key provisions, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wrote in a new audit.

Oct 12, 2017

OUR VIEW: New York state can’t compromise its infrastructure

Utica Observer Dispatch

Oct 12, 2017

NY starts new tax-free savings accounts for the disabled


The state comptroller has announced that New York is joining 28 other states in offering a program that will help parents with disabled children save money for their future.

Oct 11, 2017

Former Ontario town water superintendent arrested


A former Town of Ontario employee is facing multiple charges following a yearlong investigation.

Oct 10, 2017

Pension Rate Decrease Will Help City


In August, Thomas DiNapoli, state comptroller, announced employer contribution rates for the state and local retirement system will decrease for the state fiscal year 2018-19. The estimated average contribution rate for the Employee Retirement System will decrease from 15.3 percent to 14.9 percent of payroll.

Oct 9, 2017

New York State Needs $27B To Fix Aging Local Bridges


A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli estimates that locally owned bridges need a whopping $27 billion in repairs in order to keep them in good operating condition.

Oct 7, 2017

Dutchess welcomes over 140 new citizens

Mid Hudson News

A total of 143 people from 50 countries spread out around the world took their oath of allegiance to become United States citizens in Dutchess County on Friday. County Clerk Bradford Kendall noted this was the largest naturalization ceremony that he has conducted since taking office several years ago.

Oct 5, 2017

Audit: Auburn IDA should improve project monitoring

Auburn Citizen

A state comptroller's office audit of the Auburn Industrial Development Authority concluded that the city agency did not effectively monitor or evaluate certain projects receiving financial assistance.

Oct 5, 2017

State audit faults Mechanicville school district


A state comptroller’s audit faults Mechanicville City School District for increasing its tax levy to fund appropriations that it overestimated by almost $4.6 million from 2013-16.

Oct 3, 2017

New York sent $41 billion more in taxes to feds than residents, state got in benefits

The Buffalo News

The disparity between what New Yorkers send to Washington in taxes versus what the state receives in federal spending has grown sharply over the past several years, the state’s chief fiscal watchdog is warning.

Sep 29, 2017

Trump's tax plan could disrupt New York's taxation system


New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court.

Sep 27, 2017

Local Democrats gather for fundraiser featuring State Comptroller DiNapoli

The Evening Sun

The Chenango County Democratic Committee held a fall fundraiser last night at the Bohemian Moon in Norwich, where seven local Democratic candidates had an opportunity to introduce themselves to attendees––including to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who was in attendance.

Sep 27, 2017

Monroe County ranks first in NY for fiscal stress, report says

Democrat & Chronicle

Monroe County topped a state list Tuesday. But not in a good way. The county had the highest "fiscal stress" of any municipality in New York, a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

Sep 22, 2017

How NY is making it easier to save for college

The Journal News

On Friday, the state's 529 College Savings Program reduced fees, offered more investment options, raised the maximum savings balance allowed and got rid of the minimum contribution required for some of the plans offered.

Sep 21, 2017

Former Millport treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing funds


The former Village of Millport Treasurer has been arrested for allegedly stealing public funds.

Sep 19, 2017

Audit: Falls will run out of cash reserves by year's end due to casino dispute

The Buffalo News

The City of Niagara Falls is expected to deplete its fund balance by the end of the year because of a dispute over Seneca casino revenue, according to an audit issued Tuesday by the state Comptroller's Office.

Sep 15, 2017

Audit: Funds should be used to reduce taxes

Evening Tribune

A State Comptroller’s office audit of Town of Barrington records concludes that town officials did not provide sufficient oversight of the town’s financial operations, resulting in property tax bills that were higher than necessary.

Sep 15, 2017

Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy experiences big economic turnaround, but poverty and crime remain a concern

New York Daily News

Once considered dangerous, Bedford-Stuyvesant has experienced a big turnaround since the start of the new century, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a new report released Friday.

Sep 12, 2017

Former Minerva Town Clerk Sentenced After Stealing Thousands of Dollars


Jordan Green, a former clerk to the Minerva Town Supervisor, was sentenced Monday in Essex County Court to one and a third to four years in state prison, she was also ordered to pay restitution, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced.