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DiNapoli: Millions Of New Yorkers Living In Homes Above Affordability Level

Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.

03/10/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

Comptroller: State Falling Behind On Food Inspections

New York’s food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday.

01/30/2014

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Comptroller: New York State Could Set Record For Overtime Expenditures

New York state agencies have spent more than $462 million on overtime for the first nine months of the year – an increase of $65 million from last year, according to a state Comptroller’s office report.

11/19/2013

A train test vehicle at Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St. - May 28, 2013 (credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

State Senator Questions Need For MTA Fare Hikes

Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) noted that the MTA currently has a nearly $2 billion budget surplus.

10/10/2013

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MTA Audit Reveals ‘Unanticipated’ Surplus Of Nearly $2 Billion

An audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the New York state comptroller has found the transit agency has $1.9 billion in “unanticipated funds.”

09/28/2013

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NY Audit Faults Preschool Special Ed Provider For Diverting Millions

A New York state audit has found that a provider of special education services to preschoolers illegally diverted millions of dollars to summer camps and a religious school.

03/19/2013

East Side Access construction crews conduct dry shotcrete application in westbound assembly chamber Feb. 27, 2013 (credit: MTA Flickr)

Report: LIRR East Side Access Project To Cost Twice As Much As Original Estimate

Service was expected to begin in 2009 with a price tag of $4.3 billion, according to the MTA.

03/06/2013

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Cuomo: Sequester Already Creating ‘Anxiety’ For New Yorkers

However, Cuomo noted the cuts likely won’t have an overall big impact on the way the state government operates.

03/03/2013

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Comptroller DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses To Rise To $20 Billion

Wall Street cash bonuses for 2012 are expected to rise 8 percent to $20 billion, partly driven by deferred payments from prior years, New York’s state comptroller said Tuesday.

02/26/2013

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Cuomo Reacts To Teacher’s Union Lawsuit, Says State Has Most Expensive Education System In America

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes […]

02/20/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Former State Sen. Shirley Huntley Pleads Guilty To Second Felony Stemming From Sham Charity

The Queens Democrat admitted to tampering with evidence and falsifying evidence in an effort to obstruct the investigation into a grant she sponsored for a nonprofit organization, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

02/13/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Liu Wants Exxon To Release Info On Fracking; NYS Reaches Agreement With Cabot Oil

The New York City pension funds hold more than 11 million shares of Exxon stock. Now the funds and City Comptroller John Liu have called on the oil company to release data about its fracking operations.

02/05/2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

NYS Comptroller: Sandy Not Expected To Impact State Budget Projection

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due to deliver his budget address at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The legislature has until the end of March to either approve the plan or submit changes.

01/20/2013

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Final Approval Granted For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Final approval came Friday for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

01/19/2013

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn (file / credit: Google Maps)

NYS Comptroller: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Losing Millions A Week

The New York State Comptroller’s office says the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center is hemorrhaging millions of dollars every week and could be insolvent in a few months.

01/17/2013

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