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Sep 11, 2018

New York offering a way for people with disabilities to save

Spectrum News

NY ABLE is making investing a little easier for people with disabilities. The program allows people with disabilities, or their family members to save thousands of dollars each year without disqualifying them for necessary federal benefits, like supplement income. A presentation in Albany with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli aimed to share the program with more people, detailing who is qualified and their growing enrollment.

Sep 6, 2018

State releases Elba school audit findings

Batavia Daily News

Taxpayers in the Elba Central School District might have saved a few hundred thousand dollars, the state says, if the school board used money from its reserve funds toward paying expenses and if it had kept the tax levy at 2013-14 levels.

Sep 5, 2018

One-third of New Yorkers are on Medicaid, similar programs

Democrat & Chronicle

ALBANY - More than one-third of New Yorkers are now on Medicaid or other publicly funded health-care plans, a spike of 57 percent over the past decade, a new report found. The findings from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a report Wednesday highlighted New Yorkers' growing dependency on health-insurance programs run by the state and federal government amid uncertainty over the programs' future in Washington.

Sep 4, 2018

Hudson Valley Woman Caught Stealing Nearly $42K From State Retirement System

Tarrytown-SleepyHollow Daily Voice

A 63-year-old area woman utilized her deceased mother's pension in the New York State retirement system to fraudulently collect nearly $42,000 in payments, state police said. State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie were notified by the Division of Investigations of the New York State Comptroller’s Office regarding the possible larceny of New York State retirement funds.

Aug 28, 2018

DiNapoli seeking four more years as state's chief fiscal officer

Oswego Palladium-Times

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is seeking a third full term as the state’s top fiscal officer — a position he’s held for more than a decade — and says he wants to continue in a watchdog role overseeing state and municipal finances and stamping out public corruption.

Aug 22, 2018

How secure are our schools? Our Smarter Parent series

The Journal News

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Aug 10, 2018

NYSUT Endorses NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli 2018

NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, running for a third term, was endorsed today by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the largest public sector union in New York State.

Aug 7, 2018

Audit: LIRR falls short on policy, procedure


The report takes a look at 11 incidents during a three-month span.

Aug 4, 2018

DiNapoli visits Watertown to talk state budget, pension, reforms

Watertown Daily Times

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli visited the Watertown Daily Times for an editorial board meeting Friday to discuss the state of the state’s economy, the pension fund, and transparency around New York, as well as some practical programs to improve life in the state.

Aug 1, 2018

Local economy: Why a new report shows a reason for optimism


Sales-tax collections for local governments in New York grew 6 percent over the first six months of the year, the biggest jump in eight years, a report Wednesday found.

Jul 27, 2018

Too Much Debt, Not Enough Savings: State Finances on Rocky Ground Comptroller Says

Gotham Gazette

For New York’s fiscal picture, “Trump’s policies are as great a concern as the economic cycle,” according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who spoke at length recently about the state’s finances and economy, which are precarious for a number of reasons.

Jul 26, 2018

LI schools ramp up security safeguards


Syosset school officials are heightening protection by upgrading entryways in the system's 10 buildings. Massapequa’s school board approved the hiring of armed guards in the district. Montauk schools are installing more internal cameras. Sayville improved external cameras and increased security staff hours. And when the 2018-19 year begins in the Harborfields district in Greenlawn, visitors will be required to wear identification badges that include their photo.

Jul 25, 2018

Audit: Bookkeeping mistakes were made, now develop plan

The Leader-Herald

As a result of an audit by the State Comptroller’s Office that found the former town supervisor “did not maintain, or require his bookkeeper to maintain, complete, accurate and up-to-date accounting records and reports,” Supervisor Sheila Perry was required to develop a remediation plan for the town.

Jul 20, 2018

A.G. Underwood And Comptroller DiNapoli Announce Jail Sentence For Queens Pharmacy Owner Who Stole Over $1.5 Million From Medicaid

Long Island News & PR

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the sentencing of Arkady Goldin, 40, of Brooklyn, owner of Value Pharmacy, Inc. (“Value”), a pharmacy formerly located in Queens before re-locating to its current location in Lynbrook, NY, for defrauding the New York State Medicaid program out of $1.5 million.

Jul 17, 2018

The big private prison break: N.Y. is making a strong statement against companies that profit off incarceration

New York Daily News

Kudos to Controller Tom DiNapoli for divesting state pension funds from the morally abhorrent private prison industry. Honorable mention to Sen. Brian Benjamin of Harlem and activists including the ACLU and Randy Credico for raising the issue months ago and finding creative ways to keep it in the public eye.

Jul 12, 2018

Mount Vernon woman stole dead mom's pension to pay bills: authorities

The Journal News

A Mount Vernon woman who tapped her mother's retirement payments for two years after the mother's death was arrested today, accused of stealing $60,285.

Jul 12, 2018

Comptroller calculates 2 percent tax cap for 2019

Albany Times Union

Municipalities will face a 2 percent tax cap for the 2019 fiscal year, according to state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Jul 11, 2018

Cashless tolling: State audit says unpaid tolls on MTA bridges, tunnels grow

The Journal News

The number of unpaid tolls on Metropolitan Transportation Authority bridges and tunnels has exploded thanks to cashless tolling, an audit from the state comptroller has found.

Jul 5, 2018

New York agency to protect disabled vows more transparency

Associated Press

New York's agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in state care is promising to improve transparency following years of complaints about conducting nearly all of its work in secret.

Jul 2, 2018

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns of growing state deficit


DiNapoli projected that that spending will exceed revenues over the next three years and could create a fiscal gap of $17.9 billion.