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DEC feuds with comptroller

A new audit by the state Comptroller is causing friction between his office and the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Commission will review NY Comptroller's duties

The new State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, has taken a number of public actions in recent days, including the appointment of a commission co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch to look at public integrity issues. DiNapoli says he wants to restore the credibility of his office, after the resignation of Alan Hevesi over personal use of state employees. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Lawmakers pick DiNapoli as comptroller

The New York State legislature defied Governor Eliot Spitzer and voted for one of their own to become the next State Comptroller. The governor offered a scathing critique of their actions, and said he considered it a "turning point" in his relationship with the lawmakers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers poised to pick comptroller

Tensions between Governor Spitzer and Democrats in the Assembly are escalating over the selection of a new Comptroller. The Assembly Speaker compared the Spitzer- backed independent selection panel to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Governor Spitzer issued a letter warning lawmakers not to proceed. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Political feud brews over new Comptroller

Tensions are simmering between Governor Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, and the most powerful member of his party in the state legislature, over the choosing of a new state Comptroller. The growing feud threatens progress on many major issues Spitzer is championing at the Capitol, like ethics reform and his budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers continue screening comptroller candidates

It's one of the most powerful financial management jobs in the nation, but the position of New York State Comptroller often flies under the public radar screen. Recently, scandal in the office under former Comptroller Alan Hevesi gained attention. Now a public hearing on candidates to replace him is helping to raise the profile of the position. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislators begin comptroller interviews

The state legislature's finance committees are interviewing 18 candidates for the job of State Comptroller in a daylong hearing today. Whoever is eventually chosen replaces Alan Hevesi, who resigned last month over a scandal. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Comptroller's job open to public

Are you looking for a state job that pays $150,000 a year and involves managing the state's vast pension fund? Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he'd like to talk to you. From Albany, Karen DeWitt explains.  Go to full article

Bipartisan panel to review comptroller candidates

Governor Eliot Spitzer has created an independent panel to screen candidates to fill the post of state comptroller. The office has been empty since Alan Hevesi resigned amidst scandal last month. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hevesi pleads guilty and resigns

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to felony in an Albany courtroom, and resigned from office Friday, after admitting he used a state worker to drive around and provide personal services for his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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