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Oct 31, 2018

Re-elect the comptroller

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Since taking office in 2007, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has served New York state and Adirondack residents very well. We back him for another four-year term in his race against Republican Jonathan Trichter, Mark Dunlea of the Green Party and Libertarian Cruger Gallaudet.

Oct 30, 2018

Editorial: For comptroller, DiNapoli

Albany Times Union

Many voters probably think of the state comptroller as an elected accountant for the state. It's a far more consequential and influential post than that. The comptroller is, arguably, the one truly independent person in state government who can keep an eye on whether taxpayers' money is being misused. And with the office comes sole trusteeship of the nation's third-largest retirement system, with more than 1 million members and assets of over $207 billion.

Oct 30, 2018

Editorial endorsement: Thomas DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller

The Post-Standard

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, is seeking his third four-year term. The comptroller is the independent auditor of state and local governments, and sole trustee of the $207 billion state pension fund. DiNapoli has managed both jobs well.

Oct 30, 2018

Re-Elect DiNapoli As State Comptroller

The Post-Journal

Since taking office in 2007, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has served New York state and Chautauqua County residents very well.

Oct 29, 2018

State health department mum on program it claims will improve nursing homes

Democrat & Chronicle

It’s been more than two years since the state Department of Health was told by the state comptroller's office to get tougher on nursing homes that consistently and repeatedly fail at its most basic task — to protect the health and well-being of their residents.

Oct 29, 2018

Hastings-on-Hudson lacked fiscal oversight, state audit says

The Journal News

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON - Village officials paid out $535,000 to five contractors without written agreements, awarded nearly $560,000 no-bid contracts and even gave 14 village workers too much vacation time, a state audit found.

Oct 28, 2018

State audit faults Fort Ann school district over surplus

The Post- Star

FORT ANN — The Fort Ann Central School District kept more money than allowed in its savings while overestimating the district’s annual costs, according to a three-year audit by the state Comptroller’s Office.

Oct 26, 2018

Editorial: Thomas DiNapoli for comptroller

Buffalo News

State comptroller is an elected office, but it’s no popularity contest. The comptroller monitors the state’s finances and is the chief fiscal officer, overseeing audits of state and local agencies and authorities.

Oct 24, 2018

Former Village of Hamburg employee pleads guilty to pocketing over $150,000 in recreation funds


A former Village of Hamburg employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 which was intended to go to the village's recreation programs.

Oct 24, 2018

Audit: former Alexandria court secretary billed for hours she didn’t work for years

Watertown Daily Times

A state Comptroller’s Office audit released Tuesday found that the former Alexandria Town Court secretary, who was fired in June, billed the town for hours she didn’t work since April 2014.

Oct 24, 2018

NJ Lawyer Embezzled $1.4M From Estate of Mount Vernon Resident

Mount Vernon Patch

MOUNT VERNON, NY — A New Jersey lawyer who embezzled $1.4 million from the estate of a Mount Vernon resident for which he was the court-appointed administrator pleaded guilty Tuesday to one charge of wire fraud. He used the dead person's money to finance a lavish lifestyle, officials said.

Oct 24, 2018

Fare, toll hikes likely as MTA struggles with budget

Times Herald Record

The only way the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can achieve a balanced budget in 2019 is to levy another of the biennial increases in fares and tolls that commuters have endured since 2009.

Oct 24, 2018

Our view: New Yorkers are still getting shortchanged by Washington

The Auburn Citizen

New York continues to subsidize other states — and the trend needs to be addressed. The state Comptroller's Office recently reported that the state sent $24 billion more to the U.S. government in the 2017 fiscal year than it got back in the form of federal aid, meaning that New York tax dollars are leaving the state never to be seen again.

Oct 18, 2018

DiNapoli: Health Care Jobs Grow Across Region


New York state’s health care jobs exceeded 1.2 million last year. That's according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Oct 18, 2018

Editorial: A raw deal for all New Yorkers

The Daily Gazette

For anyone seeking to pen a love story between Republicans and Democrats in New York, the first chapter is already written for you. It comes in the form of a 35-page report by the state comptroller’s office, which highlights a $24.1 billion yearly disparity between what New Yorkers send to the federal government in taxes and what we get in return.

Oct 17, 2018

Repair and maintenance of critical city subway signal equipment was routinely neglected, state audit says

New York Daily News

Repair and maintenance of the city’s critical subway signal equipment has been routinely neglected, according to a damning report from the state controller’s office released Wednesday. State Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s audit of signal work from 2015 through Oct. 31, 2017, shows that work was often pushed off for days.

Oct 17, 2018

Report: New York State gets back 90 cents for each dollar it sends to D.C.


New York State got back 90 cents in federal spending for every dollar it sent to Washington last year, one of the biggest imbalances in payments between the states and federal government, according to a new report.

Oct 15, 2018

Re-elect Tom DiNapoli as New York State comptroller


Tom DiNapoli has held the role of state comptroller for more than a decade. As the state’s chief fiscal officer and sole trustee of New York’s common retirement fund, DiNapoli has navigated through economic crises, stabilized and grown the pension fund, taken on public corruption, and shone a spotlight on agencies and municipalities through the auditing process, while managing an office of more than 2,700 employees.

Oct 11, 2018

Caution flags aplenty for the MTA


How’s the Metropolitan Transportation Authority doing? Pretty poorly, says state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. And MTA officials don’t really disagree.

Oct 10, 2018

MTA facing toughest financial challenge in decades: report

New York Daily News

The state’s top accountant said the MTA’s finances are at risk of going off the rails. A review of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s books by state Controller Tom DiNapoli noted upcoming budget deficits over $1 billion, a planned fare hike and a credit downgrade that could make borrowing more expensive.