The study by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Medicaid costs related to asthma were $532 million in 2013, an increase of more than 26 percent over five years.
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.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lost his race for city comptroller to Scott Stringer last month, but a published report Wednesday said that does not mean he has any plans to end his political career.
The accusations against the Lakeland fire district came to light during an audit by the New York State Comptroller’s Office and have triggered outrage.
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.
According to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, the Port Authority doesn’t have documentation to support $1.18 billion of its $1.3 billion worth of contracts and agreements.
A Republican former hedge fund manager who says New York’s finances need fixing is challenging the Democratic incumbent who says he’s cleaned up the mess he inherited.
Tom DiNapoli attacked challenger Harry Wilson for being a hedge fund operator. Wilson said his opponent has mismanaged the pension fund for four years.