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It's the law of unintended consequences: the rising price of gasoline means sales tax collections are up across New York State - and quite noticeably in Erie County.

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion' economic redevelopment program. 

A new audit is raising concerns about New York state's oversight of domestic violence shelters.

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When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

With a projected multibillion-dollar deficit and looming federal changes that could cost the state billions more, the biggest obstacle in the upcoming 2018 legislative session will be balancing the state budget.

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The State Comptroller announced New York has joined 28 other states in offering a program that will help people with disabled children save money for their future.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he may have to call a special session in December to deal with potential funding cuts from Washington that he calls part of a “federal assault” on New York.

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Although upstate regions continue to struggle, New York State had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, according to a new report on employment published Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The state budget has been in place for just less than two months and already there are signs that tax revenues may be significantly lower than expected. Anticipated federal tax reductions later this year may be one of the reasons.

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A bill that could address corruption in Albany is progressing in the New York State Legislature, but it might not be the measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to become law.

Despite years of audits and prosecutions, financial people in volunteer fire companies continue to steal from their fire companies, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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The Thruway Authority is being nudged by state auditors to develop a better plan to meet future costs.

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Governor Cuomo has been making frequent trips to upstate cities this summer, touting his success in reviving the regions’ faltering economy. But a new report from the State Comptroller on job creation shows there is still some work to do.

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Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting, they are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for a more detailed  explanation.

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek re election as state Comptroller.

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The state comptroller says he is looking for more start-up companies and entrepreneurs to invest in as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.