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NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in Dutchess County, Dec. 2017, to discuss NY ABLE program
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The Dutchess County Executive and New York state Comptroller hosted a Facebook live discussion Thursday afternoon on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. They discussed the fiscal condition of both the county and New York, and what financial recovery might look like.

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New York State’s Comptroller says delayed tax receipts up to $10 billion dollars are just one impact of the pandemic on New York’s finances, which he says will have a “multi-year impact.”

NY Comptroller Releases Annual Wall Street Report

Oct 25, 2019
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Seventeen percent of all the tax revenue collected by New York state comes from one place; Wall Street, so state officials keep a close eye on the securities industries, especially with a new state budget season just around the corner. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, has released his annual report on how Wall Street is doing. 

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A former town clerk in the Fulton County town of Mayfield was sentenced Wednesday for stealing more than $35,000 from the county.

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Following economic development corruption scandals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli have finalized a plan to restore the comptroller’s auditing powers over economic development contracts.

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A handshake deal between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York state’s comptroller to reinstate the comptroller’s powers to audit contracts in the wake of corruption scandals has stalled. Reform advocates are accusing Cuomo of reneging on the deal, something the governor’s office denies. 


An audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has identified more than $12 million in overruns at new I Love NY highway rest areas.

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The state comptroller says the New York State Common Retirement Fund has topped $210 billion after an estimated 5.2% return on investments.

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This week started on a down note in New York state government when Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced a $2.3 billion budget shortfall. Cuomo blames the deficit on federal tax changes. WAMC got reaction from local politicians.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Andrew Cuomo's expectations for the first 100 days of his third term. The pair also discuss state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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A new audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has found problems in how addiction treatment programs use New York's opioid prescription monitoring system.

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The Green Party candidate for New York comptroller, Mark Dunlea, says he isn’t in the race to win, but rather to highlight one key issue – combating climate change.

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New York state is selling nearly $10 million in pension investments in two companies that operate private prisons and detention facilities.  Democratic state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli approved the divestments Thursday for Florida-based GEO Group and Tennessee-based CoreCivic.

With the arrival of tax day on Tuesday, New York’s comptroller says his office has already stopped more than $24 million in questionable or fraudulent personal income tax refunds.

Part two of a new Siena Research Institute poll released this week finds Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoying his best favorability rating in years. The poll also measured New Yorkers' feelings about the new tax law. 

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Dutchess County Tuesday, getting the word out about a new savings plan for individuals with disabilities.

Democrats Rebuke Votes For GOP Budget Bill

Oct 27, 2017
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Democratic congressional members along with top New York state elected officials are blasting the Republican budget bill that narrowly passed the House Thursday. The bill paves the way for a GOP tax plan that the Democrats say would decimate New York’s finances and negatively impact middle-class homeowners.

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Several New York Republicans broke with their party today, but the House of Representatives was still able to pass a $4 trillion budget that’s the first step in a major tax overhaul. The vote was 216-212. Among the Republicans voting against the budget plan, which clears the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut package, were: Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district, John Katko of the 24th , Claudia Tenney of the 22nd and John Faso of the 19th. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat, warned in a report Thursday that the elimination of deductions for state and local taxes would cost New Yorkers a combined $72 billion . Faso said in a statement that he couldn’t vote for a bill that “singled out for elimination the ability of New York families” to make such deductions.

Tough Decisions Ahead For New York's Budget

Oct 15, 2017
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New York state’s comptroller is siding with Governor Andrew Cuomo over concerns that federal health care cuts will damage New York’s budget, but he says the governor’s budget experts should have saved more money in rainy day funds.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has taken the wraps off a new savings plan for disabled people that allows them to save money without affecting their eligibility for benefits.

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At City Hall on Monday, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan presented a proposed 2018 budget that once again hinges on $12.5 million in Capital City funding from the state.

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Fresh off the Democratic primary campaign, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan unveiled her 2018 proposed city budget this morning at City Hall.

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An annual review by the office of New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found the city of Albany ranked among the most financially troubled municipalities in the state.

The City of Troy has had its fiscal stress score lowered by the New York State Comptroller’s office after putting in place measures to control costs and boost revenue.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sounding the fiscal alarm, saying the state could be headed toward increased financial challenges in the future.

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A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs.

In a month’s time, there have been two near misses concerning the transport of hazardous materials through the Hudson Valley. One was a freight train derailment in Newburgh along the Hudson River. The other: a barge that ran aground in the Hudson River near Catskill. Following the Newburgh incident, the New York state comptroller penned a letter to the federal transportation secretary with his concerns.

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New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says officials will be keeping an eye on tax collections during this holiday season after a slight dip in receipts. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a 1,600-word statement last week outlining his priorities for various state-level ethics reforms for the upcoming legislative session that begins in January. This follows years of scandal at the state capitol in Albany, including a current investigation into the executive chamber. Part of Cuomo’s plan calls for new positions to oversee SUNY and CUNY contracts. That job used to belong to the New York state comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, who has had a testy relationship with the governor. DiNapoli is the guest on this week’s Capitol Connection with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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As Troy makes efforts to solve its latest financial crisis, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update on the New York state Comptroller's municipal audit of the Collar City.