May 7, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 7, 2016


Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 7, 2016
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State Budget increases education aid and enacts paid family leave
The recently enacted fiscal year 2016-17 state budget includes a $1.4 billion increase in school aid, as well as increases to the minimum wage and phased-in personal income tax cuts for most taxpayers, but adds to state debt and shifts significant spending off-budget and to authorities, according to a reportreleased by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also notes the budget sacrificed public transparency both in process and content.


Remaining defendants in a multi-million dollar bid-rigging of Monroe County public contracts sentenced
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the sentencing of the remaining three defendants in an elaborate bid-rigging conspiracy that illegally steered multi-million dollar public works contracts for Monroe County to favored and connected companies, resulting in the restraint of competition. The defendants profited from this scheme and defrauded the taxpayers of Monroe County. The report is posted on the Internet at:
http://osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/may16/050616a.htm?utm_source=weekly+news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=corruption&utm_content=20160508&utm_campaign=fiscal+oversight


State audits released:

City University of New York - Controls Over Bank Accounts - Lehman College

Empire State Development Corp. - Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program; and

Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority - Capital Planning and Maintenance


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