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Saturday, December 08, 2012

From the Office of the State Comptroller


From the Office of the State Comptroller
Published during the week of November 26 - December 2, 2012

DiNapoli: New Yorkers Facing $43 Billion in Added Taxes if Congress Fails to Act on Fiscal Cliff

If Congress fails to act to avert sweeping federal tax hikes and sharp spending cuts by January 1, New Yorkers could face more than $43 billion in tax increases and lose $609 million in federal aid in 2013, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said Thursday in a speech to the Business and Labor Coalition of New York in New York City. Read DiNapoli’s report.


DiNapoli: Ulster County Waste Management Agency Likely Overpaid for Services

The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency likely overpaid for landfill use, waste hauling and fuel because of questionable bidding practices, according to an audit released Friday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


DiNapoli: Excelsior Charter School Lease Costing An Extra $800,000 Annually

Board members of the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School approved the lease of Excelsior’s school building from a related business at a rate almost $800,000 per year above market value, according to a report issued Friday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli’s auditors also cited that the company that manages the school, National Heritage Academies, refused to divulge financial records supporting expenses it charged to Excelsior.


DiNapoli: DOCCS Could Save Millions on Health Care

New York State could save as much as $20 million a year if the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision applies to the federal Medicaid program for inpatient care for eligible inmates, according to an audit released Wednesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Wednesday announced his office completed the audits of:




the Village of Marathon.

Handbooks focusing on New York State and Municipal Public Personnel Law:

The Discipline Book, - a concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State. A 1900+ page e-book. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - a 435 page handbook reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 600+ page guide to penalties imposed on public employees in New York State found guilty of selected acts of misconduct. For more information, click on http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html

General Municipal Law§§ 207-a and 207-c - Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - a 1098 page e-book focusing on administering General Municipal Law Sections 207-a/207-c and providing benefits thereunder. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html

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