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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Selected reports and information issued by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued during the week ending August 15, 2015


Selected reports and information issued by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued during the week ending August 15, 2015
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Former Town Supervisor plead guilty to extortion and making false statements
Former Town of Halfmoon Supervisor Melinda Wormuth pled guilty to two felony counts charging her with extortion and making a false statement before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe in federal court in Albany, announced by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli with United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/aug15/081015a.htm?utm_source=weeklynews20150816&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=081015arelease 

NYC Subway “on-time” performance deteriorating
Train delays have increased as the subway system’s on-time performance has steadily deteriorated and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should do more to fix the underlying causes, many of which are controllable, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

NYS job growth in 2014 continued a four-year trend
New York reached its highest employment level ever of more than 9 million jobs in 2014, after adding 538,000 jobs since 2009, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The overall job growth in 2014 alone was 143,000 – the strongest growth since 2000 – and capped four years of steady gains.

NYS Common Retirement Funds experienced a challenge during the first quarter of 2015
The New York State Common Retirement Fund’s overall return in the first quarter of the state fiscal year 2015-2016 was 0.52 percent for the three-month period ending June 30, 2015, with an estimated value of $182.5 billion, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

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