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State of New York vs. COVID-19 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo periodically updates New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reports of the number of new cases, the percentage of tests that were positive and many other relevant data points concerning COVID-19 are available at

N.B. §22 of the New York State's General Construction Law, in pertinent part, provides that “Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule or regulation, unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to both male or female persons.” NYPPL applies this protocol to individuals referred to in a decision self-identifying as LGBTQA+.

February 8, 2014

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending February 8, 2014

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending February 8, 2014
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Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, announced his office completed audits of

DiNapoli: Funds Dedicated for Highway & Bridge Capital Projects Continue to be Diverted for Operating and Debt Costs

Money in the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund continues to be diverted for non–capital purposes, leaving critical highway and bridge projects at increased risk as the state faces fiscal challenges and shrinking debt capacity, according to a reportissued on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: ‘Early Warning’ System Finds 15 Villages in Fiscal Stress

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System has identified 15 villages in New York in some level of fiscal stress. DiNapoli’s office evaluated 535 villages with fiscal years ending on May 31, 2013.

DiNapoli: Audit Cites East Clinton Fire District for Improper Gifts

Officials in Dutchess County’s East Clinton Fire District improperly paid nearly $35,000 in personal expenses for members, including rent, cable television and college fees, according to an audit released on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The findings of the Comptroller’s audit and investigation were referred to Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady.

DiNapoli, Stringer Lead Investors Calling on Olympic Sponsors to End Their Silence, Defend Russian LGBT Rights

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, as trustee of the $160.7 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, along with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and a coalition of 19 investors, on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 released letterswritten to four major corporate sponsors of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia that failed to respond to an earlier request they use their influence to ensure the protection of the human rights of Russian citizens, as well as athletes and visitors to the Olympics.


Public Personnel Law E-books

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State set out in a 700 page e-book. For more information click on

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 442-page e-book focusing on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. Now available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition and as an e-book. Click on for more information.

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - A 645 page e-book reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on

Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on disability benefits available to public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions. For more information click on