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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

Hevesi expected to resign today

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi may be facing his final hours in office. If published reports are accurate, Hevesi will resign this morning as part of plea deal with the Albany District Attorney, who's been probing the Comptroller's use of state employees as drivers and personal aides to his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hevesi criticized for private use of state driver

Republican candidate for state comptroller Chris Callaghan continued to raise questions about his opponent's use of a state employee as a chauffeur for his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Comptroller Says Bush's Economic Stimulus Plan Would Hurt New York

New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi says President Bush's economic stimulus plan would cause New York to lose up to $3.4 billion over the next four years. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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