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DiNapoli searches for fraud in MTA overtime

Posted by Philip Newman in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on September 2, 2010 | No Comments

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently audited the MTA and found what he said was “a culture of acceptance” of overtime pay. Now his office will soon begin what is known as a forensic audit to determine whether fraud or any other illegality was involved in the hundreds of millions of dollars in overtime paid by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over the past few years.

Freelancers Union releases full slate of endorsements

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Attorney General, District 11, District 15, District 16, District 25, District 26, District 28, District 35, District 36, District 39, Governor, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on August 13, 2010 | No Comments

Freelancers Union announced this week the Queens candidates it is endorsing in this year’s primary and general election campaigns, siding with politicians it believes “share their commitment to modernizing labor laws to meet the needs of the growing and evolving independent workforce.”

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Comptroller concerned about city’s budget

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on August 5, 2010 | No Comments

The city’s fiscal 2011 budget passed in June “faces significant risks and uncertainty” even though it is balanced, according to a report released last week by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “The mayor and the City Council have managed the city’s finances prudently and there are encouraging signs that economic recovery is taking root, but New [...]

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State comptroller touts Queens’ economic successes

Posted by Anna Gustafson in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on June 10, 2010 | No Comments

Queens is a bright spot in a state still reeling from the country’s economic recession, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli told a Queens College’s business forum breakfast last week. “When I think of the borough of Queens, I see opportunity, I see a community working very hard,” DiNapoli said. The keynote speaker at Friday’s breakfast, [...]