New York Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli

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Profits on Wall Street rose in the first half of the year, making 2015 so far the most profitable year since the Great Recession.

For the first half of this year, state officials found that, even though the market was flat, Wall Street profits rose 29 percent compared to this time last year. Officials attribute most of the boon to a decrease in legal fees related to recession-related wrongdoing. New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said Wall Street also added jobs.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here.  

Audit shows high pay at NY public authorities

Dec 19, 2013

An audit says employees of New York public authorities are paid more than 7 billion dollars a year.   The New York Comptroller’s office performed the audit to look at how the authorities are using public money. 

For the first time since the recession began, New York's pension fund has announced that local governments will be able to contribute slightly less money to their employees' retirement payments.

NY Comptroller: Medicaid program overpaid providers

Jul 10, 2013

New York State's Medicaid program overpaid providers nearly $11.5 million dollars, according to new audits conducted by the state Comptroller's office.