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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 14, 2016


Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 14, 2016
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State Comptroller DiNapoli calls for reforms of certain State fiscal practices
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli called for changes to the state’s fiscal practices, including limiting discretionary lump sum spending, restricting "backdoor spending" by public authorities and imposing a constitutional limit on state debt, among other reforms, to bring increased transparency and accountability to state finances.


Construction delays in public housing
Problems with the administration of the public housing modernization program run by New York State Homes and Community Renewal have led to years-long delays in projects outside New York City, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Fast food companies agree to stronger conduct assessments of human rights risks related to labor standards in their operations and supply chains
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that Fortune 500 fast food companies Wendy’s and YUM! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, have agreed to conduct assessments of human rights risks related to labor standards in their operations and supply chains. The companies also agreed to publish these risk assessments on their websites later this year.


Municipal Audits released
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the following municipalities:

Town of East Greenbush, Justice Court Operations

Town of Elizabethtown, Supervisor’s Records and Reports

Lockport Housing Authority, Executive Director’s Compensation

City of Long Beach, Review of the City’s budget

Putnam County, Misappropriation of Cash Receipts

Village of South Glens Falls, Financial condition and budgeting practices


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A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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