Thomas DiNapoli

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Straphangers Sound Off On Comptroller’s Subway Report

The report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said only 51 of the city’s 468 stations were found to be free of defects.

10/03/2014

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Comptroller’s Office: Most Subway Stations Are In Need Of Repairs

The New York State Comptroller’s office said Thursday that too many of the city’s subway stations are in disrepair, and efforts to upgrade the stations are dragging along too slowly.

10/02/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: MTA Security Upgrade Delayed Until 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s post-Sept. 11 system-wide security upgrades will take until 2017, nine years longer, partly because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

06/11/2014

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

State Comptroller: NYC’s Tech Sector Growing Quickly, Pays Well Above City Average

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of the city’s economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.

04/29/2014

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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

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

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

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Andrew Cuomo (credit: CBS 2)

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

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

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

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