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Albany from above. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Albany.jpg">Karthik Chinnathambi</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Albany from above. Photo: Karthik Chinnathambi, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lt. Gov. pick only surprise expected at NYS Democratic convention

The Democrats are holding their party convention on Long Island this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be nominated to run for a second term as governor on Thursday. Before that happens, two other incumbents will be endorsed for second full term: State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The only surprise expected at the convention is the announcement of Cuomo's running mate. Several names have been mentioned to replace Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, who has opted not to seek a second term. The governor and his aides have been keeping the name close to the vest, and are expected to reveal their choice later Wednesday.  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

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discusses Watertown's fiscal health and his office's new financial "stress test" program Wednesday in Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discusses Watertown's fiscal health and his office's new financial "stress test" program Wednesday in Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards

Comptroller DiNapoli: Watertown in good fiscal health

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli came to Watertown on Wednesday to commend the city's leadership on its sound financial stewardship. DiNapoli's office is rolling out a program of annual fiscal "stress tests" for municipalities and school districts. And the comptroller said Watertown sets an example for prudent financial planning.  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 state pension fund looks good

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state's pension fund has "successfully weathered" another economic storm. He reports returns are the highest since global market meltdown of 2008. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article
[It] is not clear that the cost of these...economic development activities equate to the benefits.

Industrial Development Agencies don't mean jobs, comptroller report finds

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office is out with its annual review of industrial development agencies. As the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports, the comptroller found little linkage between job creation and tax breaks.  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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