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Bob Antonacci says he wouldn't have been able to pay for his race for comptroller if not for public campaign financing. Photo via <a href="http://www.bobantonacci.com/">bobantonacci.com</a>
Bob Antonacci says he wouldn't have been able to pay for his race for comptroller if not for public campaign financing. Photo via bobantonacci.com

GOP comptroller candidate will use new public financing program

State Republicans have picked their candidate for Comptroller, the Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci. He'll be the first statewide candidate in New York to rely on public financing to pay for his campaign.

Antonacci, who's been the Comptroller for the county that includes Syracuse since 2007, says he'd use his skills as a CPA and attorney to scrutinize state spending by the governor and the legislature, and speak out when he sees waste.  Go to full article
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

NY Comptroller discloses 2013 tax return

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's tax return shows that he made $152,567 from his state salary in 2013, an increase from the $146,838 he made the year before.

DiNapoli reported $5,342 in dividends from AT&T, American Funds, Comcast, Verizon and Vodafone and had a capital gain of $3,246 from selling some stock.  Go to full article

DiNapoli: I won't be "sacrificial lamb" on campaign finance reform

New York state comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he won't be participating in a new pilot public campaign finance program agreed to in the state budget, and government reform groups say, they don't blame him.

Saying he won't be a "convenient sacrificial lamb", DiNapoli says he won't opt in to a test system for public campaign finance that applies only to his office, and would use money from the comptroller's unclaimed funds to pay for it.  Go to full article
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

Information from NY public authorities on website

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's comptroller has added financial information from more than 500 state and local public authorities on a website launched in 2008 to make government information publicly available.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the authorities, responsible for billions of dollars of taxpayer assets and money, often do business outside of public view.  Go to full article

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Phillip Milano accepts a check for $533.78 from Comptroller DiNapoli (far right), who was joined by David Valesky, at the New York State Fair. Photo: New York State Comptroller's Office
Phillip Milano accepts a check for $533.78 from Comptroller DiNapoli (far right), who was joined by David Valesky, at the New York State Fair. Photo: New York State Comptroller's Office

Could some of this $12.5 billion belong to you?

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state may have money for you and it's waiting at a place called "The Office of Unclaimed Funds." New York State currently holds 12 and a half billion dollars in unclaimed funds; 31 million dollars belong the North Country.  Go to full article
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

Comptroller: NY looking to invest in more entrepreneurs

The state Comptroller says he's looking for more start up companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state's pension fund and private equity managers.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his Executive Budget Address on Jan. 22, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his Executive Budget Address on Jan. 22, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Wonk fight: tensions build over budget analysis

An argument's erupted between Albany's two top number-crunchers.
The state comptroller's office has concerns about the governor's proposed budget.
But the governor's budget director says the comptroller's staff has got it wrong.

The dispute underscores existing tensions between the two offices.  Go to full article

DiNapoli offers "early warning" for troubled local govs

The New York State Comptroller says he'll institute an early warning system for the many municipalities throughout the state that are in financial trouble, to try to help turn them around before things get even worse.  Go to full article

Comptroller says pension plan won't save NY money now

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers are deliberating behind the scenes on their remaining disagreements over the state budget. Meanwhile unions and others have expressed doubts about a recently approved pension reform plan.  Go to full article

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