Comptroller http://wrvo.org en Audit finds Camillus fire department spent too much http://wrvo.org/post/audit-finds-camillus-fire-department-spent-too-much <p></p><p>The volunteer fire department in Camillus&nbsp;spent more than it should have over a two year period, a state audit has found.</p><p>The all-volunteer department just west of Syracuse spent several thousand dollars more than was in its budget in 2012 and 2013, <a href="http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/firedists/2014/camillus.pdf" target="_blank">the state Comptroller's office found</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:25:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57219 at http://wrvo.org Skelos says no contradictions with candidate using public campaign finance http://wrvo.org/post/skelos-says-no-contradictions-candidate-using-public-campaign-finance <p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:18:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55871 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli says he's doing more than other comptrollers to fight graft http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-says-hes-doing-more-other-comptrollers-fight-graft <p></p><p>New York's top fiscal watchdog says he has been directly involved in fighting political corruption in the state. His opponent for state comptroller in November's election says otherwise.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:25:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55827 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli says he's doing more than other comptrollers to fight graft Public campaign finance showing signs of life http://wrvo.org/post/public-campaign-finance-showing-signs-life <p></p><h1>Gov. Cuomo is facing pressure to revive an issue that failed in state budget negotiations -- enacting a public campaign financing system for statewide elections.</h1><p>In the final budget deal, Cuomo agreed with legislative leaders to a pared-down public campaign finance system that would apply only to the state comptroller’s race, and sunset after this year.</p><p>The governor was immediately condemned by government reform groups who said the pilot program was cynically designed to fail. But Cuomo defended the deal, saying advocates were looking at the glass half empty.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:52:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55634 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County's Bob Antonacci running for NY comptroller http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-countys-bob-antonacci-running-ny-comptroller <p></p><p>Onondaga County’s top financial officer will challenge his state-wide counterpart in the November election. Bob Antonacci says he can use the comptroller post to turn around New York.</p><p>Antonacci, the Republican Onondaga County comptroller, is a lawyer and certified public accountant. He says his background on the county level has prepared him for Albany.</p><p>He was asked last week by state GOP officials to challenge Democrat Thomas DiNapoli.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:16:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55429 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County's Bob Antonacci running for NY comptroller Your town or school's fiscal stress score, mapped http://wrvo.org/post/your-town-or-schools-fiscal-stress-score-mapped <p>How stressed out is the checkbook in your hometown or school district? The New York comptroller's&nbsp;office recently finished scoring nearly 2,300 governments and school districts and tabulated their fiscal stress levels.</p><p>There are 142 municipalities in some level of fiscal stress, according to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The comptroller says the percentage score, with 100 percent being as stressed out as a municipality can get, is an "early warning system."</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:25:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55321 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller opts out of public campaign finance pilot, says program is flawed http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-opts-out-public-campaign-finance-pilot-says-program-flawed <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:45:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53916 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller says public financing plan has serious flaws http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-says-public-financing-plan-has-serious-flaws <div><p>The state’s top accountant says a test public campaign finance plan that would apply only to his office is seriously flawed, and might even be unworkable.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The budget provision, which first surfaced late Friday, would enact a pilot public campaign finance program limited to the comptroller’s office. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:02:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53522 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller says public financing plan has serious flaws Report shows DC dysfunction may decrease Wall Street profits http://wrvo.org/post/report-shows-dc-dysfunction-may-decrease-wall-street-profits <p></p><p>A report by the state’s comptroller finds that the dysfunction in Washington may take a bite out of Wall Street profits for the remainder of this year.</p><p>The analysis by New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli finds the recent gridlock in Congress, higher interest rates, and the JP Morgan $13 billion settlement over bad mortgages is contributing to lower earnings and profits for New York’s financial industry.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:37:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46015 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli wants to invest into more NY-based companies http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-wants-invest-more-ny-based-companies <p>The state comptroller says he’s 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.<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:50:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44333 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller DiNapoli: I can work with Spitzer if he wins http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-dinapoli-i-can-work-spitzer-if-he-wins <p>State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he thinks he can work with Eliot Spitzer, should the former governor win the post of New York City comptroller, even though he is supporting his opponent in the contest.</p><p>DiNapoli says his endorsement of former Assemblyman and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer still stands.</p><p>“I can work with just about anybody,” DiNapoli said.</p><p>Though he qualified that assessment, saying he’ll have to see “how that plays out.”</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:38:37 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41498 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller: Local governments face grim fiscal reality http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-local-governments-face-grim-fiscal-reality <p>A report from the state comptroller finds local governments in New York are struggling financially. Around 10 percent are running deficits or suffering from cash flow problems, and there is no end in sight.<br /><br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:37:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23536 at http://wrvo.org