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From: Conor Skelding

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Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A list of any newspapers, magazines, quarterly journals, or other publications currently subscribed to by the Office of the State Comptroller, both digital and/or in print, as of the date this request is processed.

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Sincerely,

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For the Week Ending September 13, 2015

DiNapoli: Statewide Agency Overtime Tops $337 Million Halfway Into 2015

State agencies spent more than $337 million on overtime in the first six months of 2015, a jump of $21 million over the same period in 2014, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. State employees worked more than 8.2 million overtime hours, up 5 percent over the same period in 2014.

DiNapoli: IDA Audits Reveal Need for Improved Project Oversight

Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) in Niagara, Tompkins and Wyoming counties failed to adequately monitor project approvals or results, according to audits issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: MTA Needs to Improve Efforts to do Business with Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) set annual goals for minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) contracts at around 20 percent, lower than the target set in statute and did not give rationale for the lower target, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman Announce Conviction of Florida Resident for Stealing $275K in NYS Pension Benefits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Marc A. Eletz, 70, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida, pleaded guilty to the crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, in Albany County Court. The plea stems from charges that Mr. Eletz stole over $275,000 in New York state pension benefits that were issued to his deceased mother.

Comptroller Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Department of Economic Development; Department of Environmental Conservation; Division of Housing and Community Renewal; State Education Department; and Unified Courts System.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Canandaigua City School District, Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, Monroe 2 - Orleans BOCES and the Newcomb Central School District.

Also in the News:

State overtime tops $337 million so far
State audit faults Tompkins County IDA
DiNapoli visits Massena to participate in Solidarity Day parade

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For the Week Ending September 20, 2015

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for August 2015

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,821 contracts valued at $1.9 billion and approved 1.7 million payments worth $8.5 billion in August. His office alos rejected 191 contracts and related transactions valued at $713 million and nearly 1,600 payments valued at $61.6 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.

DiNapoli: Former Assemblyman William Scarborough Sentenced on Fraud and Theft Convictions

Former New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough, 69, of Queens, New York, was sentenced to 13 months in prison and two years of supervised release after being convicted of wire fraud and theft from a program receiving federal funds, announced State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian of the Northern District of New York, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division.

Also in the News:

Woman abandoned by her dad discovers she is owed $86,000 from his bank account after he dies
DiNapoli celebrates Bayview Civic Association's 20th anniversary
William Scarborough gets 13 months in federal per diem case

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For the Week Ending September 27, 2015

DiNapoli: Scores Reveal Fiscal Stress continues for Certain Communities

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System has designated 44 municipalities across the state as fiscally stressed, this includes 12 counties, 11 cities and 21 towns. For the third consecutive year DiNapoli's office has evaluated the financial stability of local governments and has identified 70 municipalities in fiscal stress at least once during this period.

DiNapoli: Financial Viability of OTBs in Jeopardy

New York's Off-Track Betting (OTB) corporations are at risk of financial insolvency due to the impact of major revenue decreases and escalating costs, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The Comptroller issued an audit and research report that found total OTB wagering is down $1.2 billion, or 24 percent, during the five-year period of 2009-2013 compared to the previous five year period.

DiNapoli: MTA's Plan to Pull Trash Cans Didn't Make Stations Cleaner

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's controversial, and seemingly counterintuitive, experiment to reduce exposed trash and rats in subway stations by getting rid of trash receptacles showed little evidence of success, according to an audit released by his office.

DiNapoli: Audit Finds Inadquate Oversight of Student Grade Changes

Student grades in five school districts were changed from failing to passing without proper documentation or supporting information, according to an audit issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit examined the computer and software systems that tracked, recorded and maintained student grades in the Arlington, Elmira, Fairport, Freeport and Saratoga Springs school districts. A sixth school district that was audited, Williamsville, does not detail or track the history of grade changes.

DiNapoli: Former Pharmacist Charged in $232,000 Medical Claims Fraud

The former owner of a Long Island pharmacy was arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of $232,000 after the scam was uncovered in two audits by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Department of Health; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and State Education Department.

Also in the News:

DiNapoli: Monroe County is NY's most fiscally stressed
Audit dumps on subway trash can experiment
Off-track betting looks like a loser in state audit
Comptroller: NY students' grades go up, down without explanation

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For the Week Ending October 4, 2015

Connect with Comptroller DiNapoli on Facebook

Visit and like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nyscomptroller) for updates, photos, event listings and more from this office. We always encourage engagement and feedback, so feel free to comment, like, and share our page with your family and friends.

DiNapoli: MTA FAces $9.8 Billion Capital Plan Shortfall

Whether the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be able to limit future fare and toll increases to 4 percent as planned will depend on the amount of capital funding made available by New York state and New York City, and whether the economy continues to grow without interruption as anticipated by the MTA, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Medicaid Costs for Diabetes Reach $1.2 Billion

Approximately 460,000 New York Medicaid recipients diagnosed with diabetes received diabetes-related services costing more than $1.2 billion in state fiscal year (SFY) 2013-14, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli detailing the statewide costs of the disease.

DiNapoli Appoints Top Retirement System Staff

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has named Colleen Crawford Gardner as Executive Deputy Comptroller and Melanie Whinnery as Deputy Comptroller of the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS).

DiNapoli Releases Bond Calendar for Fourth Quarter

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced a tentative schedule for the planned sale of obligations for the state, New York City, and their major public authorities during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Barnard Fire Department, Barnard Fire District, Orange Lake Fire District, Village of Silver Springs, Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission and the Town of Westport.

Also in the News:

Get ready to pay a lot more for your Metrocard, official warns
DiNapoli: Diabetes care cost state $1.2 billion
State audit: Orange Lake Fire District collected $650K too much from taxpayers

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For the Week Ending October 11, 2015

DiNapoli Says Wall Street May Still Have a Good Year Given Strong Start

Wall Street's profits were strong in the first half of 2015 at $11.3 billion, the strongest first half since 2011, and may have positioned New York City's securities industry for a good year despite recent economic developments, according to a report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Convicted Drunk Drivers Not Installing Court-Ordered Ignition Locks

The New York City Department of Probation failed to properly supervise thousands of New Yorkers convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), allowing them to evade the provisions of "Leandra's Law" that require them to install Ignition Interlock Devices in their vehicles, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Affordable Housing in Amsterdam

Over the past 20 years, the state pension fund has made hundreds of investments in affordable housing with the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC). This past week, Comptroller DiNapoli joined CPC in Amsterdam at the Woodrow Wilson Town Homes ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovation of 100 affordable apartments.

Also in the News:

Wall Street's success is good for NY
Audit shows only 5% of New York City DWI offenders installed ignition interlock devices in their cars
Affordable housing gets facelift in Amsterdam
Publisher's notebook: State audits are on the money

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For the Week Ending October 18, 2015

Connect with Comptroller DiNapoli on Facebook

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DiNapoli: Capital Planning Problems Persist at NYRA

Problems with capital planning remain for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) years after a reorganization that was intended to strengthen its finances and operations. Auditors found that NYRA failed to adequately prioritize important capital projects and formally estimate costs funded by Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) revenue, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District, Chappaqua Central School District, Copiague Union Free School District, Spackenkill Union Free School District and the Western New York Maritime Charter School.

Also in the News:

Comptroller's audit targets NYRA
State Comptroller audit finds ignition interlock lags

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For the Week Ending October 25, 2015

Comptroller DiNapoli, A.G. Schneiderman, State & DOI Commissioner Mark Peters Announce Conviction of Non-Profit Executive Involved in Six-Year Theft Scheme

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York City Department of Investigation (NYC DOI) Commissioner Mark Peters announced the conviction of a nonprofit executive accused of pocketing taxpayer dollars intended for public services and capital improvements in New York City. A multi-agency joint investigation, including NYC DOI and two federal agencies, exposed the theft of approximately $300,000 in public funds provided by New York State, the New York City Council, and federal earmark grants. A jury convicted Dorothy Ogundu on 29 counts, including Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, and she faces up to 15 years in prison.

DiNapoli: Tax Collections Exceed Projections Through First Half of Fiscal Year

Tax collections of $38.2 billion through the first half of the fiscal year were $675.6 million higher than the latest projections largely due to strong personal income tax receipts, according to the state monthly cash report and a mid-year report on revenue and spending trends released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The General Fund ended the first half of the year with a balance of $10.7 billion, up 33 percent from a year earlier, largely because of legal settlement dollars.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Forestburgh Fire District, City of Glen Cove, Spencer Volunteer Fire Company and the Watervliet Housing Authority.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Capital Region BOCES, Skaneateles Central School District and the Tuckahoe Union Free School District.

Also in the News:

Miner, DiNapoli urge investment in state's crumbling infrastructure
Even in tight times, municipalities need something in reserve
Photos: Comptroller visits Apprenda

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For the Week Ending November 1, 2015

DiNapoli: New York State Gets 91 Cents for Every Dollar Sent to Washington

For every dollar New York sends to Washington D.C., it receives about 91 cents back in federal spending - compared to a national average of nearly $1.22, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Tax Collector Sentenced for Dodging Her Own Tax Bills

Former DePeyster Town Clerk Michelle Sheppard was sentenced to five years probation and paid a total of $4,303 in restitution for falsifying her own tax payments for at least three years until her crimes were exposed in an audit and investigation by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office.

DiNapoli and Stewart-Cousins Encourage Residents to Claim More Than $100 Million in Lost Money

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins encouraged local residents to search for unclaimed funds, also known as lost and forgotten money, during a news conference at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers. DiNapoli's office oversees 198,834 accounts valued at nearly $107 million that is owed to local residents who live in the 35th State Senate District, which includes part of Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle, Greenburgh and Scarsdale.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for September 2015

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 2,277 contracts valued at $3.7 billion and approved 1.8 million payments worth $13.7 billion in September. His office also rejected 149 contracts and related transactions valued at $415 million and more than 600 payments valued at $3.9 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties. This month's high volumes occurred because contracts and payments were accelerated in order to allow an upgrade of the Statewide Financial System.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Department of Health; Workers' Compensation Board; and Tuition Assistance Program.

Also in the News:

Editorial Spotlight: Comptroller DiNapoli
DiNapoli report: Feds pay NY back less than what NY pays in
Oracle sued by NY pension over political-giving disclosure
State audit: Health department made Medicaid payments for the dead

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For the Week Ending November 8, 2015

Connect with Comptroller DiNapoli on Facebook

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Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plea by New Jersey Man Resolving Allegations of Theft of Over $78,000 in New York State Pension Benefits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Terence Fitzpatrick, 53, of Monmouth County, New Jersey, to the crime of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class D felony, in Albany County Court. Fitzpatrick faces a maximum penalty of 2 and 1/3 to 7 years in prison.

DiNapoli: New York city's Immigrant Population Playing Increased Role in Economy

Immigrants accounted for $257 billion in economic activity in New York City in 2013, nearly one-third of the city's total economic output and nearly twice the level in 2000, according a new report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also revealed that immigrants, any foreign-born resident who was not a U.S. citizen at birth, account for 37 percent of the city's population, the largest share in 100 years.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Village of Clayville, Cortland Housing Authority, Essex Fire District #2, Lockport Public Library, Port Washington Fire Department, Roosevelet Fire District, Town of Sidney, Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Company and the Western Sullivan Public Library.

Also in the News:

Editorial: Communities win with new IDA legislation
Immigrants account for a third of New York City's economic activity: report
Comptroller budget report: NY's economy slowing down

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For the Week Ending November 8, 2015

DiNapoli Expands State Pension Fund's In-State Investment Program

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the creation of the $200 million New York Credit Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Fund to provide credit financing to eligible companies and deliver attractive returns to the state pension fund.

DiNapoli Report Spotlights New York's Veterans

Nearly three-quarters of the approximately 890,000 veterans living in New York served during wartime, including 31 percent in the Vietnam War-era, according to a snapshot released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Chatham Central School District, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District, Edmeston Central School District, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District, and the Penfield Central School District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Deerpark, Town of East Hampton, Village of East Hampton, Halfmoon Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company, Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Company, City of Lockport, Rockland County, City of Troy and the Village of Victor.

Also in the News:

NY home to 890,000 veterans, most served during wartime
Comptroller rolls out loan fund for New York businesses
DiNapoli questions Day's budget proposal

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For the Week Ending November 22, 2015

DiNapoli: Son Who Left His Dad's Body in Morgue Sentenced for Stealing His Retirement Payments

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the sentencing of Christopher Bunn of Queens for concealing his father's death to collect his pension and Social Security payments.

DiNapoli: Alexandria Clerk Charged in Theft of Town Fees

The former town clerk of the town of Alexandria was arrested for grand larceny related to the missing $36,742 in public funds and allegedly pocketing cash paid by residents for fines, fees and surcharges, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Fire Chief in Alleged $2,700 Gasoline Theft

Pennellville Volunteer Fireman's Association Fire Chief Duane Royal was charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing gas from the fire association for his private use, according to an audit and investigation by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Albany Port District Commission; New York City Department of Education; and the State Education Department.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District, Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District, Niagara Falls City School District and the Rocky Point Union Free School District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Ellicot, Geneva Housing Authority, Town of Hadley, High Falls Water District, Town of Leicester, City of Newburgh, Niagara County Court and Trust, Village of Scottsville and the Town of Ulster.

Also in the News:

Report says art education in New York City public schools paying off
State Comptroller: Former town clerk stole thousands from Alexandria
Queens man finally repays pension funds, social security benefits he collected for a year after his NYPD cop dad died

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For the Week Ending November 29, 2015

Investing in New York

New York?s state pension fund In-State Private Program partners with private equity managers investing in New York-based companies. In a major expansion to the program, the Fund is one of the first to offer credit financing through an in-state-focused fund.

The New York Credit Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Fund provides credit financing to eligible companies while generating attractive returns for the state pension fund. To date, the state pension fund has invested $820 million into more than 300 companies across the state, creating or supporting more than 4,500 jobs and achieving $322 million in returns for the fund.

In another state-based initiative, the fund loaned $362 million to more than 1,000 small businesses across the state, in partnership with the New York Business Development Corporation. One of those companies is Versa-Tel, a veteran-owned New York telecommunications company based in Long Island.

Also in the News:

New law tightens ignition interlock device requirements
Sidney tightens town money controls after state audit
NY Comptroller DiNapoli challenges BDS with investments in Israel

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For the Week Ending December 6, 2015

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State Comptroller DiNapoli Positions New York Pension Fund for Low Carbon Future

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced an investment strategy that will raise the New York Common Retirement Fund's (Fund) commitment to sustainable investments to $5 billion. The cornerstone of DiNapoli's plan is the creation of a $2 billion index that will exclude or reduce investments in companies that are large contributors to carbon emissions like the coal mining industry, and increase the Fund's investments in companies that are lower emitters. DiNapoli announced the new low emission index in Paris, were he is participating in an investors' panel as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

DiNapoli: Limited Regulation of Adult Day Care Programs Poses Potential Risks to Vulnerable Adults

Many social adult day care services programs (SADS) in New York operate without regulations or licenses, leaving disabled adults or seniors at potential risk, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit is a first in a series looking at issues affecting the elderly in New York.

State Comptroller DiNapoli Launches Academy for Local Government Officials

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has launched a new Academy for New York State and Local Officials that will provide an enhanced training program to help local administrators and employees become more effective in the day-to-day operations of their government.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for October 2015

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 215 contracts valued at $109 million and approved 1.7 million payments worth $5.8 billion in October. His office alos rejected 45 contracts and related transactions valued at $31 million and more than 6,900 payments valued at $3.6 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties. This month's low volumes occurred because certain October contracts and payments were accelerated into September to allow for an upgrade of the Statewide Financial System.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District, Candor Central School District, Lowville Academy and Central School District and the Westhampton Beach Union Free School District.

Also in the News:

NY Fund to shift stocks into $2B index of lesser polluters
State audit: Oswego County school district raises more taxes than necessary
Comptroller's report praises Westhampton Beach schools for fiscal checks and balances

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For the Week Ending December 13, 2015

DiNapoli: With 2 Million People Fishing and Hunting in the State, New York Ranks Third Nationwide

Fishing and hunting bring a stream of cash to New York's economy, generating the second-highest expenditures in any state at approximately $5 billion, supporting local businesses and jobs across the state, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Audit: Pre-K Special Education Provider Spent $2.5 Million in Unallowed Expenses

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that an audit of a Brooklyn preschool special education provider found it charged the State Education Department for $2.6 million in expenses that were not allowed.

Former Pharmacist Pleads Guilty In $232,000 Fake Prescriptions Scam

A former Long Island pharmacist admitted he faked prescriptions to steal $232,000 in a fraud that was uncovered in two audits by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office.

Halfmoon Town Supervisor Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison

Former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Melinda Wormuth was sentenced to one year and one day in prison as a result of her convictions for extortion and making a false statement, announced State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: State Education Department (United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, Inc., Compliance With the Reimbursable Cost Manual); New York City Department of Finance; and the United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York.

Also in the News:

Hunting and fishing mean big dollars for New York state
German Flatts budget 'unrealistic,' state audit finds
Business community ready to do its part to catalyze low-carbon global economy

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DiNapoli: With 2 Million People Fishing and Hunting in the State, New York Ranks Third Nationwide

Fishing and hunting bring a stream of cash to New York's economy, generating the second-highest expenditures in any state at approximately $5 billion, supporting local businesses and jobs across the state, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Audit: Pre-K Special Education Provider Spent $2.5 Million in Unallowed Expenses

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that an audit of a Brooklyn preschool special education provider found it charged the State Education Department for $2.6 million in expenses that were not allowed.

Former Pharmacist Pleads Guilty In $232,000 Fake Prescriptions Scam

A former Long Island pharmacist admitted he faked prescriptions to steal $232,000 in a fraud that was uncovered in two audits by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office.

Halfmoon Town Supervisor Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison

Former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Melinda Wormuth was sentenced to one year and one day in prison as a result of her convictions for extortion and making a false statement, announced State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: State Education Department (United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, Inc., Compliance With the Reimbursable Cost Manual); New York City Department of Finance; and the United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York.

Also in the News:

Hunting and fishing mean big dollars for New York state
German Flatts budget 'unrealistic,' state audit finds
Business community ready to do its part to catalyze low-carbon global economy

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For the Week Ending December 27, 2015

DiNapoli: State Must Improve Oversight of Most Dangerous Sex Offenders

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is not adequately monitoring the state's most dangerous sex offenders, often failing to make the minimum number of required monthly contacts and not performing mandated curfew checks, according to an audit issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit examined compliance with the state's Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act at regional DOCCS offices in the Bronx, Elmira, New Rochelle, Northeast (Albany), Peekskill, Rochester and Syracuse.

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Joins Lawmakers in Applauding New Law to Fight Government Waste

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli thanked Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature for enacting legislation authored by Sen. Martin Golden and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi that enhances the Comptroller's ability to access state data to identify and prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

DiNapoli: NYC Budget Benefitting from Strong Economy

New York City is projecting a surplus of $135 million for fiscal year 2016, but the surplus will likely grow as tax collections are higher than expected amid a strong economic climate and robust job growth, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Sentencing of Former Halfmoon Town Supervisor for Stealing Campaign Funds

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the sentencing of Melinda "Mindy" Wormuth, the former town of Halfmoon Supervisor, on state charges for stealing several campaign contributions donated to her campaign fund. The public corruption case arose out of a cooperative federal-state partnership between the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York.

DiNapoli: Bombay Clerk Charged in Theft of Justice Court Fees

A North Country court clerk is accused of pocketing more than $5,400 from the Bombay Justice Court while the other court clerk was absent, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases November Cash Report

Total receipts through the first eight months of the fiscal year totaled $95.7 billion, $1.9 billion higher than the Division of Budget's latest projections, thanks partly to increased income tax collections, according to the monthly state cash report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. All Funds spending of $90.9 billion over the period was $278.1 million below projections.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for November 2015

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,448 contracts valued at $1.47 billion and approved 1.9 million payments worth $8.9 billion in November. His office also rejected 168 contracts and related transactions valued at $500 million and 900 payments valued at $3.7 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Avoca Central School District, Fire Island Union Free School District, Rome City School District and the Roosevelt Union Free School District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant, Copenhagen Fire Department, Dansville Public Library, Greenlawn Water District, Lake George Fire Company, Shelter Rock Public Library District and the City of Utica.

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Back tax breaks that work for all New Yorkers
The biggest winners and losers in New York politics this year
N.Y. not adequately monitoring sex offenders after their release: audit

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For the week ending January 10, 2016

DiNapoli: DOH Needs to Improve Drug Rebate Collections

The state Department of Health (DOH) did not collect an estimated $95.1 million in rebates from drug makers, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. As a result of the findings, DOH invoiced $9.3 million of rebates by the end of the audit's fieldwork and changed policies that would allow for the collection of additional rebates.

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Sentencing of N.J. Man Implicated in Theft of $78,000 in New York State Pension Benefits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the sentencing of Terence Fitzpatrick, 53, of Monmouth County, N.J., following his guilty plea in November 2015 to the crime of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class D felony, in Albany County Court. Fitzpatrick was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation.

DiNapoli: NYC Pre-K Special Education Provider Claimed Nearly $3 Million in Ineligible Expenses

A Brooklyn preschool special Education provider, Yeled v'Yalda Early Childhood Center, claimed nearly $3 million in ineligible expenses for reimbursement, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Releases Bond Calendar for First Quarter

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced a tentative schedule for the planned sale of obligations for the state, New York City and their major public authorities during the first quarter of 2016.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Central New York Regional Market Authority, Town of Coeymans, Village of Green Island, Town of Petersburgh, Village of Pomona and the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Johnson City Central School District, Kings Park Central School District, Menands Union Free School District, Nanuet Union Free School District and the Piseco Central School District.

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An investment strategy to save the planet
State squanders $95M by failing to apply for Medicaid rebates
Make a plan for fund balance, auditors tell JC schools

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DiNapoli: Erie Community College Audit Reveals Lax Oversight by Board

Officials at Erie Community College gave more than $100,000 in raises and bonuses to senior officials without proper approval, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Special Education Audits

In 2013, the state enacted legislation requiring the Comptroller to audit the expenses reported to SED by every program provider of special education services for preschool children with disabilities at least once by March 31, 2018. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli the following audits have been issued as a result: Mid Island Therapy Associates, LLC; Kew Gardens SEP, Inc.; Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center; Words 'N Motion Special Education Programs; Kid's-Centric, Inc.; United Community Services Inc.; Inspire (Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association); Newmeadow; Story Place Preschool Inc.; and Rivendell School.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Department of Health; United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York; and the New York State Health Insurance Program: Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Elmira, Village of Hunter, Village of Irvington, Long Island Workforce Housing Act and the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Inlet Common School District, Lockport City School District, Morris Central School District, Putnam Central School District, Springville-Griffin Institute Central School District and the Three Village Central School District.

Also in the News this Week:

Oversight of ECC's finances found lax
State audit slams Syracuse's industrial development agency
JC schools audited, found to be in 'moderate fiscal stress'

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For the week ending January 24, 2016

DiNapoli: Under New Tax Cap Calculation, School District Tax Levy Growth Near Zero

Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 0.12 percent above current levels for the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to data released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The latest calculation affects the tax cap calculations for 677 school districts as well as 10 cities, including the "Big Four" cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.

Newburgh Fire Chief Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Fraudulently Obtaining Retirement Benefits

Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the indictment of Michael J. Vatter, the Chief of the Newburgh Fire Department, charging him with fraudulently obtaining approximately $95,000 in pension benefits by failing to report his return to work in the public sector to the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System. Under New York State law, a public sector retiree who is receiving a pension and who returns to public service cannot receive both pension payments and a public sector paycheck. The law permits public sector retirees to earn up to $30,000 per year from public sector employment before their pension benefits are cut off for that year.

Global Investor Coalition Calls on Exxon to Prepare for a Lower Carbon Future

A group of investors led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Church of England are urging ExxonMobil to disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The group on investors, including co-filers the Vermont Employees' Retirement System, the University of California Retirement Plan and The Brainerd Foundation, represents nearly $300 billion in assets under management and more than $1 billion in Exxon shares.

Comptroller DiNapoli, A.G. Schneiderman & DOI Commissioner Peters Announce the Sentence of Non-Profit Executive in Theft Scheme

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York City Department of Investigation (NYC DOI) Commissioner Mark Peters announced that Dorothy Ogundu, an nonprofit executive convicted for pocketing taxpayer dollars intended for public services and capital improvements in New York City, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison. A multi-agency investigation, including NYC DOI and two federal agencies, exposed the theft of approximately $300,000 in public funds provided by New York state, the New York City Council, and federal earmark grants. On October 22, 2015, a jury convicted Dorothy Ogundu on 29 counts, including Grand Larceny in the Second Degree.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Gloversville Housing Authority, Mechanicville Housing Authority, Village of Old Brookville, Town of Pamelia and the Tompkins County Public Library.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the East Greenbush Central School District, East Rockaway Union Free School District, Honeoye Central School District, Jefferson Central School District, Keene Central School District, Lansing Central School District, Otego-Unadilla Central School District and the Royalton-Hartland Central School District.

Also in the News this Week:

Schools' property-tax cap for coming year: 0.12%
Newburgh fire chief indicted on fraud charge
Pension funds call on Exxon Mobil to disclose climate change effect on business

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For the week ending January 31, 2016

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plan and Sentencing of Robert Wiesner in Bid-Rigging Case

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Robert Wiesner, the former Security Director for the Monroe County Water Authority, for working with other to rig the bidding process for a multi-million dollar public works contract in Monroe County. Wiesner entered a guilty plea before The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe in Monroe County Court to the class "E" felony charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition in violation of General Business Law ?? 340 and 341, also known as a violation of New York State's Donnelly Act.

DiNapoli: 82 School Districts in Fiscal Stress

Eighty-two school districts have been designated as fiscally stressed under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli?s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The scores are based on the evaluation of 672 school districts with fiscal years ending on June 30, 2015.

DiNapoli Releases December State Cash Report

Total receipts through the first three quarters of state fiscal year 2015-16 totaled approximately $111.9 billion, $230.6 million higher than the Division of Budget's latest projections, according to the monthly state cash report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Total spending of $104.9 billion over the period was $1 billion below initial projections.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Clifton Park Water Authority, Cortland County Industrial Development Agency, Middle County Public Library and Otsego County.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Chazy Union Free School District, Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, Haldane Central School District, Randolph Academy Union Free School District, Saranac Central School District and the South Seneca Central School District.

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The Most Powerful Man in New York You've Never Heard of

Andreatta: Robert Wiesner's crime could cost us $39 million

DiNapoli: 20% of LI school districts are financially stressed

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Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plea of Nelson Rivera in Bid-Rigging Case

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Nelson Rivera, the former Chief Information Officer for Monroe County, for working with others to rig the bidding process for multi-million dollar public works contracts in Monroe County. Rivera entered a guilty plea before The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe in Monroe County Court to two counts of the class "E" felony charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition in violation of General Business Law ?? 340 and 341, also known as New York State's Donnelly Act. Based on what was stated on the record in court proceedings, it is expected that Rivera will be sentenced to five years of probation, may never again serve as a New York public employee, must pay a $25,000 fine, and will give up his government pension.

Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman Announce Sentencing in Theft of Over $275,000 in New York State Pension Benefits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Marc A. Eletz, 70, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced in Albany County Court to five months in jail, $200,000 in restitution and signed a confession of judgment in the amount of $74,920.16 for stealing $274,920.16 in New York State pension benefits. Eletz previously pleaded guilty to the crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, in September 2015.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad; and the Office of Court Administration.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Ausable, Fishers Island Waste Management District, Town of Guilderland, Plattsburgh Housing Authority, Town of Salem and the Westbury Water District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the East Islip Union Free School District, Elizabeth-Lewis Central School District, George Junior Republic Union Free School District and the Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

Also in the News this Week:

Former Monroe County official pleads guilty in bid rigging scheme
13 years of stolen benefits returned to the state
Otsego Co. audit shows spike in cost of housing homeless

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For the week ending February 14, 2016

DiNapoli: 2015 Sales Tax Collections Drop in 30 Counties

Annual local sales tax collections declined in 30 of the 57 counties outside of New York City last year, according to a report issued by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Total collections across the state grew by 3.6 percent, or $552 million, in 2015 compared to 2014. But the increase was nearly exclusively drive by New York City, which saw an increase of $487 million.

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Fourth and Final Guilty Plea in Monroe County Bid-Rigging Case

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Daniel Lynch, a Rochester-area businessman, for working with others to rig the bidding process for multi-million dollar public works contracts in Monroe County.

DiNapoli: State Agency Overtime Pay Rose to a Record $716 Million Last Year

Overtime pay at state agencies jumped for the sixth straight year to a record $716 million in 2015 - up nearly $55 million from the year before, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The total number of overtime hours worked also increased, continuing a trend that began in 2011.

DiNapoli Announces Oil Spill Fund Agreement with Dutchess County and the Town of Hyde Park

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced an agreement between the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund (Oil Spill Fund), Dutchess County and the Town of Hyde Park to convert an abandoned gas station located at 1381 Route 9G to community green space.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Ballston Area Recreation Commission, Longwood Public Library and the Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Madison Central School District and the Starpoint Central School District.

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N.Y. state agency overtime pay up 8.3%; highest goes to psychiatric assistant with $171,994 in extra compensation
Sales tax collections lag upstate
Lynch could get up to 7 years in LDC case
Site of abandoned gas station in Hyde Park to become 'community green space,' NY Comptroller says

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For the week ending February 21, 2016

DiNapoli: Homeless Families, Adults Living in Squalid Shelters Due to Oversight Failure

A state agency's failure to adequately monitor and inspect homeless shelters allowed violations and squalid living conditions to go unchecked, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit found fire and safety hazards, rodent and vermin infestations, and mold conditions at shelters under the oversight of the state's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). DiNapoli commended the agency for agreeing to strengthen its inspections and monitoring of shelters. DiNapoli's audit covered the period from April 1, 2013 to Aug. 5, 2015.

DiNapoli: City of Troy's Finances in Precarious Position

The city of Troy's financial condition deteriorated because of poor budgeting, the overuse of rainy day funds to finance day-to-day operations and insufficient funding for capital costs, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli applauded the city's new mayor for agreeing to take immediate steps to remedy the multitude of problems identified in the audit.

NYS Common Retirement Fund Announces Third Quarter Results

The New York State Common Retirement Fund's overall return in the third quarter of the Fund's 2015-2016 fiscal year was 2.88 percent for the three-month period ending Dec. 31, 2015, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The Fund had an estimated value of $178.3 billion at the close of its third quarter.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Albany Public Library, Cambria Housing Authority and the Oneida County Department of Social Services.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Arlington Central School District, Brocton Central School District, Mineola Union Free School District and the Penn Yan Central School District.

Also in the News this Week:

Audit rips New York's homeless shelters
State audit blasts Troy for budget practices
OUR VIEW: Starpoint's argument for over-saving comes up short

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For the week ending February 28, 2016

State Health Department Should Improve Enforcement of Nursing Home Violations

The state Department of Health (DOH) needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While DOH is frequently inspecting nursing homes and acting quickly on serious complaints, auditors found that some facilities had repeated violations that escalated into more serious problems with limited consequences.

DiNapoli Releases Executive Budget Report

New York state's fiscal position has improved, but the state may face increasing budgetary challenges in coming years as revenue growth is expected to slow and billions of dollars in settlement money are spent, according to an analysis of the $154.6 billion Executive Budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This report, prepared each year following the release of the Executive Budget, provides information to assist in the evaluation of the 2016-17 proposal.

DiNapoli: Fiscal Stress Down Slightly in Villages

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System has identified 18 villages in New York in some level of fiscal stress. For 2015, three villages have been classified as in "significant fiscal stress," four in "moderate fiscal stress," and 11 as "susceptible to fiscal stress." Last year, a total of 22 villages were listed in fiscal stress.

DiNapoli: Weak Monitoring of Financial Reporting by NYC Housing Provider Led to Overbilling of $1 Million

A non-profit provider of supportive housing for the City's Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) overbilled the agency by $1 million according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DOHMH's weak oversight of the Center for Urban and Community Services (CUCS) made the overpayments possible and raises concerns about potential overpayments to other vendors.

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plea and Sentencing of Jean Noel for Theft of Putnam Co. Funds

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty plea of Jean Noel, the former Director of the Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs, for stealing money from Putnam County. Ms. Noel was arrested after a joint investigation by the State Police, the Office of the New York State Comptroller, and the Attorney General's Office revealed Ms. Noel's theft of cash that she accepted from local contractors to satisfy county-issued fines. Ms. Noel entered a guilty plea before the Honorable Joseph J. Spofford, Jr. in Carmel Town Court to the class "A" misdemeanor charge of Petit Larceny under Penal Law ? 155.25. As part of a plea agreement, Ms. Noel agreed to terminate her employment with Putnam County, pay restitution, and was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge.

Investors Ask SEC to Reject Exxon's Attempt to Silence Questions on Climate Change

Investors, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Church of England's investment fund, the Church Commissioners, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to reject ExxonMobil's plan to block a shareholder proposal for information on how the company will be impacted by public policies seeking to rein in climate change.

DiNapoli: Former Tupper Lake Fire Treasurer Pleads Guilty in $20K Theft

Former Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Timothy J. Brown pleaded guilty to grand larceny and agreed to repay the $30,000 he stole for private vacations revealed in an audit and investigation by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Releases January State Cash Report

New York state collected $126.6 billion in receipts from April through January, which was $582.3 million higher than the Division of Budget's latest projections and $4.8 billion higher than initial projections, according to the monthly state cash report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for January 2016

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,436 contracts valued at $4.53 billion and approved 1.9 million payments worth $10.2 billion in January. His office also rejected 170 contracts and related transactions valued at $2.64 billion and 4,200 payments valued at $2.7 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Alexander Central School District, Cazenovia Central School District, Rondout Valley Central School District, Silver Creek Central School District and the Wallkill Central School District.

Also in the News this Week:

Winners & Losers
Troubling state audit of nursing homes calls for immediate top-level action
DiNapoli: NY's finances "much improved;" concerns remain

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DiNapoli: More School Districts Take Initial Steps to Exceed Tax Cap

The percentage of school districts initially planning to override New York's property tax cap in 2016-17 has nearly doubled when compared to last year, but still remains relatively small, according to preliminary data filed with the Office of the State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. As of March 2, 6 percent, or 36, of the 601 school districts that reported, indicated that they will seek an override of the tax cap. Last year, 3.5 percent indicated plans to override the tax cap.

DiNapoli: NYC Finances Strong but Slowing Economy Presents Risks

New York City's economy, bolstered by robust economic growth in recent years, is strong and the out-year budget gaps are relatively small, but the risk of an economic slowdown is growing, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: City University of New York; Office of General Services; Department of Health; United HealthCare; Higher Education Services Corporation; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Also in the News this Week:

More tax cap overrides planned
DiNapoli: NYC economy strong, but risks a slowdown
Audit commends Ithaca schools' budgeting

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For the week ending March 13, 2016

Wall Street Bonuses and Profits Decline in 2015

The average bonus paid in New York City's security industry declined by 9 percent to $146,200 in 2015 as industry-wide profits declined by 10.5 percent, according to an estimate released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Small Businesses Generate $950 Billion in New York

Small businesses are a vital part of New York state's economy, supporting nearly 3.9 million jobs and generating more than $950 billion in annual revenues, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Audit Finds NYC Needs to Improve Income Verification and Enforcement at Mitchell-Lama Housing

Some residents of Mitchell-Lama apartments in New York City make far more than the program's maximum allowed incomes and pay a modest monthly surcharge as their only penalty, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit found the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development has not done enough to verify that residents are reporting their true income and are paying the correct surcharge when their income exceeds allowable limits.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of Niagara County, Orient Fire District, City of Salamanca, Town of Ticonderoga and the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Ardsely Union Free Schol District, Babylon Union Free School District, Berkshire Union Free School District, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, East Meadow Union Free School District, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School District, Huntington Union Free School District, Ithaca City School District, Newfane Central School District, Pleasantville Union Free School District, Poland Central School District, Remsen Central School District, Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Education Services and the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Education Services.

Also in the News this Week:

Wall Street bonuses fell in 2015, and 2016 isn't looking rosy
NY Comptroller: Small businesses drive New York's economy, generate $950B in revenues
Ex-Hinsdale justice pleads guilty

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For the week ending March 13, 2016

DiNapoli Report Examines State School Aid Trends

Over the past ten years, state aid to school districts has increased $6 billion to $23.2 billion in 2015-16, according to a report issued by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli which examined school aid patterns and trends in New York.

Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman Announce Conviction of Atlanta, GA Resident in Pension Fraud Case

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conviction and sentence of Richard L. Cook, III, 58, a resident of Atlanta, GA, for the crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, for stealing over $204,000 in state pension benefits issued to his deceased mother.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Brushton-Moira Central School District, Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Clyde-Savannah Central School District, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District and the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District.

Also in the News this Week:

Comptroller: State must improve gas safety oversight
NY State Comptroller: Make school funding less complicated, fairer
Man gets parole after stealing dead mom's pension funds
Village reacts to state's fiscal warning

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For the week ending March 27, 2016

S.E.C. Rules Exxon Mobil Must Include Climate Change Resolution in Shareholder Vote

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, as Trustee of New York State Common Retirement Fund, and the Church of England co-filed a shareholder proposal at ExxonMobil in December, asking the company to assess how the worldwide effort to rein in global warming would impact its business. In response, ExxonMobil sought clearance from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block DiNapoli?s proposal from a shareholders' vote at its annual meeting. Wednesday, the SEC rejected that request.

DiNapoli Announces New $7 Million Investment in Northern Ireland

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the New York State Common Retirement Fund is investing $7 million in Northern Ireland through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund. The fund, managed by Kernel Capital, was established in 2013 by Invest Northern Ireland and Bank of Ireland to assist Northern Ireland based SMEs to accelerate growth.

DiNapoli: Five Fortune 500 Companies Reach Agreements on Corporate Political Spending

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that five Fortune 500 companies - Coca-Cola Enterprises, Raytheon, Waste Management, Union Pacific and Centerpoint Energy - have agreed to the New York State Common Retirement Fund's request that they publicly report all direct and indirect corporate political spending.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announces his office completed audits of the Town of Hempstead Sanitary District No. 1, Niagara Falls Water Board and the City of Olean.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District, Ellenville Central School District, Lake Pleasant Central School District, Mount Pleasant Blythdale Union Free School District and the Pelham Union Free School District.

Also in the News this Week:

S.E.C. orders Exxon Mobil shareholder vote on climate data
DiNapoli: New York owes its success to immigrants, and the data backs it up
Pension fund moves to invest in northern Ireland

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DiNapoli: Fairport Audits Reveal Unauthorized Practices for Economic Development Agencies

Officials with the Village of Fairport Industrial Development Agency made a series of financial and accounting transaction outside their legal authority, including granting $1 million worth of inappropriate gifts and commercial loans, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. An audit of the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency was also released citing similar issues.

Audit Recommends Improvements to NFTA Capital Planning

Almost 20 percent of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's (NFTA) assets are not in a state of good repair and it is unclear how the authority prioritizes capital improvements, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Releases February State Cash Report

New York state is on target to reach year-end revenue projections with collections of $67.8 billion in taxes through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 6.3 percent, or $4 billion, from the same period a year ago, according to the monthly state cash report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Announces State Contract and Payment Actions for February 2016

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,739 contracts valued at $3.25 billion and approved 4.3 million payments worth $10.4 billion in February. His office also rejected 232 contracts and related transactions valued at $2.65 billion and approximately 6,500 payments valued at 11.9 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Department of Health; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; State Education Department; Department of Motor Vehicles; Public Service Commission; Office of Temporary Disability Assistance; and the Department of Transportation.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Ashford, Town of Busti, Genesee County, Nanticoke Volunteer Fire Department and Oswego County.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Alexandria Central School District, Lyons Central School District, Pearl River Union Free School District and the Valhalla Union Free School District.

Also in the News this Week:

State audit: Pipeline oversight too lax
State Comptroller audit criticizes Fairport agency
EDITORIAL: Water board audit findings open floodgates

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For the week ending April 10, 2016

DiNapoli Finds Subway Wait Times Got Worse From 2013 to 2014

Straphangers are waiting longer for the next train to arrive than the Metropolitan Transportation Authority?s (MTA) reported numbers would have them believe, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit found that the MTA?s New York City Transit published ?wait assessment? shows a decline in performance. Wait assessment measures the train?s ability to meet goals for the length of time between trains.

DiNapoli's Auditors Halt $25 Million in Suspicious Tax Refunds

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office stopped $25 million in questionable or fraudulent personal income tax refunds from being paid so far in 2016.

DiNapoli: Franklin School District Saves $826,000 in Health Care Costs

Franklin Central School District officials saved more than $800,000 in health insurance costs by switching carriers and offering employees a buyout incentive, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNpaoli & Schneiderman Reach $10.75 Million Oil Spill Settlement with ExxonMobil

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $10.75 million settlement with Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, individually and as successors-in-interest to Mobil oil Corporation and Mobil Corporation, to reimburse the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund (Oil Spill Fund) for oil spill cleanup and petroleum contamination removal costs at eight location across the state. The settlement reimburses the Oil Spill Fund for all of its costs with interest for the eight sites.

DiNapoli Releases Bond Calendar for Second Quarter

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced a tentative scheduled for the planned sale of obligations for the state, New York City, and their major public authorities during the second quarter of 2016.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Canajoharie Central School District, Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES, East Moriches Union Free School District, Fishers Island Union Free School District, Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, Indian Lake Central School District, Liberty Central School District, Longwood Central School District, Minerva Central School District, Newark Valley Central School District and Questar III BOCES.

Also in the News this Week:

A man of his word
Reining in Citizens United
Waiting longer for the subway? You're not alone

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For the week ending April 17, 2016

In case you missed it, some highlights from the past few months from our "In the News" section.

The most powerful man in New York you've never heard of

"New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is a rare species in Albany; an elected official with few enemies and no hint of scandal. The affable Democrat from Long Island serving his third term manages the state's $184.5 billion pension fund and auditing agencies."
Observer, January 27, 2016

An investment strategy to save the planet

At the Paris climate change talks last month, the state's Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, announced that the state's Common Retirement Fund, for public employee pensions, will put $2 billion into a new investment fund created by Goldman Sachs that prioritizes companies with small carbon footprints."
New York Times, January 6, 2016

A man of his word

"..I had my work cut out for me finding an honest man, or, indeed, a man of his word, in the intersection of money and politics isn't as easy as you might wish. All the more reason why we should raise three cheers on a hill when a man of his word who straddles both worlds crosses our path. One such man is Tom DiNapoli, Comptroller of New York State. Last week, he delivered on a promise made a year a bit earlier to invest in our peace-building efforts."
New Belfast, April 3, 2016

Waiting longer for the subway? You're not alone

"Subway wait times are longer - despite the transit system saying otherwise. That's the result of a state audit that showed straphangers are waiting longer for the next train to arrive than the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's reported numbers show."
The Journal News, April 6, 2016

Former Monroe County official pleads guilty in bid rigging scheme

"Monroe County's former chief information officer pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to rig bids for multimillion dollar public works contracts in the county."
Syracuse Post-Standard, February 3, 2016

Audit rips New York's homeless shelters

"A state agency failed to adequately monitor and inspect homeless shelters in New York, creating "squalid living conditions," an audit from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found."
Press &Sun Bulletin, February 16, 2016

New York asks SEC to force climate vote onto Exxon proxy

"New York State's Comptroller and four other Exxon Mobil shareholders asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week to force the oil producer to include a climate change resolution in its annual shareholder proxy."
Reuters, February 24, 2016

Troubling state audit of nursing homes calls for immediate top-level action

"New Yorkers shouldn't have to worry that the regulators whose critical task is to ensure the safe operation of the state's nursing homes are asleep on the job."
Buffalo News, February 24, 2016

Reining in Citizens United

"One sure-fire way to clean up elections is to stem the unfettered flow of cash into political campaigns. Toward that end, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is leveraging the enormous clout of New York's pension fund."
Albany Times Union, April 6, 2016

Also in the News this Week:

Comptroller slams state handling of minority- and women-owned business program
Ramapo town supervisor arrested in federal fraud case
ECC responds to critical audit with corrective action plan

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