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April 1 has come and gone with no agreement on the state budget. For the first time in over a decade, there’s no clear indication of when a spending plan might be passed. The state’s comptroller warns if the impasse lasts beyond next Monday, the paychecks of some essential state workers might be delayed.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports that the pandemic is continuing to hit local economies.

Twenty-five of New York state’s local governments are in some form of fiscal stress, according to a new report by the state comptroller.


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is urging the US Environmental Protection Agency to stop its proposed roll back of federal emissions standards for cars and light trucks.


As employment has grown across the country, the rate of healthcare related jobs in New York State have outpaced all other fields.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The number of jobs in New York's health care industry continues to rise, with that sector of the state's economy contributing about $71 billion in wages last year.


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is warning New Yorkers that proposed federal funding cuts could affect the health care for millions of state residents.

East Aurora's school district is under significant fiscal stress, according to a report issued Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is urging the state Department of Health to adjust its review and oversight systems after more than $16 million in questionable payments were found during a recent audit.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released a scathing audit of the Tonawanda Housing Authority.

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Once again, the New York State Comptroller's Office has millions of dollars in unclaimed funds looking for their owners, including more than $113 million owed to 241,221 accounts in Erie County.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the agency that investigates mistreatment of disabled people in state care refused to hand over thousands of records needed to complete a state audit.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns holiday shoppers to check the fine print on gift cards.

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The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has completed a review of the 2017 budget being proposed for the City of Lockport.

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A report out of Albany is indicating that student loan debt in New York state has more than doubled over the past decade.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs.  

Tax cap may complicate local budgets

Jul 21, 2015
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The tax cap adopted by New York State nearly three years ago will likely put a crimp on local governments in 2016.

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West Seneca-based Multisorb is being hailed as one of the success stories in New York State's In-State Private Equity Investment Program.

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A recent audit has raised questions about unfinished business with the Department of Labor.

DiNapoli says Buffalo's finances improving

Jan 13, 2014
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A report released in Buffalo by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the city's finances are trending in the right direction.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says his office may have money that belongs to you.  DiNapoli says the state is holding $12-billion in unclaimed funds from various financial accounts. 

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The state’s comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, is trying to use the power of the pension fund to increase equal rights for same-sex married couples.

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Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to rally for public financing of political campaigns. The measure remains in limbo in the State Senate and Governor Cuomo faces questions on whether he is working hard enough for the proposal to pass.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state's campaign finance system needs to be completely replaced, including ending pensions for state officials who are convicted for corruption.

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Governor Cuomo’s annual budget presentation is slated for Tuesday afternoon. It comes as the state’s comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, finds revenues are not coming to New York in quite the amount anticipated. 

DiNapoli: Niagara Falls, Salamanca fiscally distressed

Dec 10, 2012
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The state's top fiscal watchdog appeared in Niagara Falls on Monday to outline an already dismal budget picture.

Sandy's impact on the state economy

Nov 1, 2012
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After touring the destruction, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy could cost up to $6 billion in New York alone based on an "initial estimate" from lost revenue and clean-up costs.

The New York City area plays a critical role in driving the economy and balancing the budget in Albany.  Wall Street alone generates 14 percent of the state's revenue.

State audit finds fiscal abuse at SUNY foundation

Oct 22, 2012

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says an audit has revealed several abuses at the State University of New York Research Foundation. 

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The New York State Thruway Authority is proposing a 45% toll hike for commercial traffic.  Many are already speaking out against it.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has defended the increase saying it is "needed" to deal with escalating maintenance costs.  Unshackle Upstate says the increase would hurt the trucking industry. 

The first of three public hearings will be held Thursday night in Buffalo.  One local leader is vowing a fight. 

"My position is very clear on the issue of increasing tolls. We are dead set against it," said State Senator Tim Kennedy of Buffalo.