DiNapoli Releases Fiscal Stress Scores for Local Communities
Two dozen communities in New York have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The list includes eight counties, three cities and 13 towns. A video release is available here.
DiNapoli Applauds Legislature for Passage of Superstorm Sandy Legislation
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Tuesday commended the state Assembly and Senate for passing legislation to help local governments deal with the financial impact of Superstorm Sandy. The three bills submitted by DiNapoli will now go to the Governor. For copies of the complete legislation, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/legislation/.
DiNapoli Commends Legislature For Action On Bill Calling For Tighter Oversight Of Special Education Providers
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Friday commended the Legislature for passing legislation mandating audits of every special education services program provider for preschool children with disabilities in the state and urged Governor Cuomo to sign the bill to ensure taxpayer monies are spent as intended and to deter further provider fraud. This legislation was a program bill of the Office of the State Comptroller and was sponsored by Sen. John Flanagan (S.5568-A) and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (A.7302-A). For copies of the complete legislation, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/legislation/.
DiNapoli: NYC Rental Housing Less Affordable
Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for rental households in New York City, with only 44 percent of all apartments considered affordable in 2011 for families earning the median income, according to a report released Monday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
DiNapoli: State Revenue Outpacing Estimates
State tax collections of $12.6 billion through May, rose 25.8 percent from collections during the same period last year, primarily due to non–recurring estimated Personal Income Tax payments made in April, according to the May Cash Report released Friday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.