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Nov 14, 2019

News 12 report finds bullying under-reported at schools citywide

News 12

For children and teens, bullying takes many forms -- it happens online, on playgrounds and in classrooms. A Team 12 investigation has found under-reporting of bullying all across New York City.

Oct 30, 2019

Tom DiNapoli’s state audit shows city needs to improve elevator safety

New York Post

Two months after a fatal elevator accident in Manhattan, a state audit revealed that the Department of Buildings has not done elevator re-inspections.

Oct 30, 2019

DiNAPOLI OP-ED IN NEWSDAY URGES PUBLIC CAMPAIGN COMMISSION TO KEEP FUSION VOTING AND OPEN UP POLITICAL PROCESS

Newsday

It takes big money to run for political office in New York, especially for statewide office. The current campaign financing system erects too many barriers that intimidate and discourage qualified people from seeking public office. Let’s tear down those obstacles and open the path.

Oct 28, 2019

NY comptroller finds Binghamton City School District has lax IT protocol

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Binghamton City School District was faulted for its insufficient internet technology protocols, but the district says it is on the path to improve its policies.

Oct 28, 2019

Comptroller wants Uber to report on driver treatment

Crains New York

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is flagging down Uber to ask the tech disruptor to come clean about the way it treats its drivers.

Oct 15, 2019

Editorial: Those in nursing homes need full-time advocates

Times Herald Record

A shortage of people who act as advocates for those in nursing homes, documented last week in a story in the Times Herald-Record, contained several surprises for those who are not well-versed on the subject, most likely most of us.

Sep 26, 2019

State Comp­troller: Monroe County in Fiscal Stress

Spectrum News

The state comptroller released its latest fiscal stress scores for New York communities and Monroe County made the list.

Sep 26, 2019

NY slams Upstate Medical’s no-work jobs after syracuse.com investigation

The Post Standard

SUNY Upstate Medical University cannot justify millions of dollars it spends on salaries for employees, some of whom get paid for “busy work” or questionable assignments, according to the state Comptroller’s Office.

Sep 24, 2019

State Comptroller To Audit RCSD Amid Looming Deficit

Spectrum News

New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has agreed to audit the finances of the Rochester City School District in light of a looming deficit.

Sep 16, 2019

DiNapoli: Schenectady at ‘forefront’ of smart city efforts

The Daily Gazette

The Electric City has sought to rebrand itself as a smart one. The vision was largely affirmed on Monday with a visit from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, who touched down for the launch of a report on how governments statewide are deploying new technology.

Sep 7, 2019

State audit finds Herricks district overpaid custodial staff in overtime expenditures

The Island Now

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office concluded in an Aug. 30 audit that the Herricks School District spent overtime payments to custodial employees in the district that may not have been necessary.

Sep 5, 2019

Publisher’s Corner: We could all learn a lot from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

The Legislative Gazette

You’ve really got to admire New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Integrity means a great deal in politics and so does a modicum of level headedness. DiNapoli has both, and we can all learn a lot from him. Let’s look back. Once he was a decent guy in the New York State Assembly. Then, probably because he was held in great esteem there, he was selected to be state comptroller when that office opened up.

Aug 8, 2019

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas pleads guilty to corruption charges, will resign

WABC

The mayor of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty Monday to stealing campaign funds and lying about those funds on a disclosure to the State Board of Elections.

Aug 8, 2019

A disabilities challenge for American employers

Newsday

Twenty-nine years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, the employment landscape for people with disabilities remains troubling. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that only 30.4 percent of those ages 16 to 64 with a disability are employed, compared to 74 percent for persons without a disability. Additionally, employment numbers have improved only marginally over the past 10 years for the nearly 61 million people in the disability community in the U.S.

Aug 7, 2019

EDITORIAL: Why the delay in restoring bid oversight?

The Daily Gazette

Guess how many audits the state comptroller’s office has undertaken of large economic development projects since Gov. Andrew Cuomo verbally agreed to reinstate the comptroller’s auditing powers in March.

Aug 1, 2019

The MTA must sweat the details big and small

Newsday

It’s easy to dismiss the latest audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as more of the same. But as the nation’s largest public transit system works to reorganize itself into a more streamlined bureaucracy, the authority must pay attention to issues that crop up again and again.

Jul 30, 2019

State comptroller discusses schools' lack of preparedness for emergencies

WXXI NPR

An audit from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli finds that many schools across New York are not meeting requirements under a state law to prepare for emergencies, including possible school shootings.

Jul 11, 2019

Tax Cap Will Remain At 2 Percent, NY Comptroller Says

Spectrum News

The state’s cap on property tax levy increases will remain at 2 percent for the 2020 fiscal year, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office said Thursday in an announcement.

Nov 7, 2018

Thomas DiNapoli easily wins 3rd term as NYS Comptroller

The Post Standard

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has easily won a third term, getting more than twice as many votes as Republican challenger Jonathan Trichter.

Nov 2, 2018

Endorsement: DiNapoli serves New Yorkers well as comptroller

The Post-Star

The state Comptroller’s Office landed on the front page in the mid-2000s, when Alan Hevesi got in trouble for using state resources and employees to drive around and help out his wife, who was sick. Otherwise, the comptroller’s office has usually stayed in the background of state politics, surfacing now and then with a critical local audit or analysis of the state budget.