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Comptroller Audits Provide Glimpse Into Dysfunction, Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars

Yet another audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office has found a state agency wasting or mismanaging money, evidence of a disturbing trend that has seemingly consumed the summer. This time, it’s paying out Medicaid to the deceased. Not long...

August 16, 2016
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Transparency Should Be The Expectation In Major Investments Like Buffalo Billion

In what has become a recurring bought of memory loss, the governor and his agency commissioners have again forgotten that they are accountable to the taxpayers. The Buffalo Billion, aimed at revitalizing Buffalo and the surrounding...

July 22, 2016
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START-UP NY Report Hardly Worth The Wait

It was a tough week for START-UP NY’s head salesman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Fortunately, in this capacity he doesn’t work on commission. In 2013, the governor presented New Yorkers with a new economic-development toy called START-UP NY. The goal was...

July 19, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Start-Up NY Report

The START-UP NY report badly missed its deadline and the program is completely missing its goals. Taxpayers have invested millions of dollars to promote a job-creation initiative that has turned out to be long on promises but woefully short on...

July 6, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The End Of The 2016 Legislative Session

“As we end the 2016 legislative session, we leave Albany in the same condition as when we began – functionally broken. Despite early promises for reform, lawmakers turned a blind eye to public demand and urgent need for meaningful change. It...

June 20, 2016
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