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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.