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Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

  1. Controlling State Debt
    1. Press Release - Debt Study, Urges New Cap on State Debt - January 11, 2008 (click here for press release document)
      1. Quotes from press release:

      New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today urged State lawmakers to enact a new debt cap following the release of the 2007 Debt Impact Study, which indicates that State-funded debt grew to nearly $51 billion in the last fiscal year from $39 billion in the 2002-03 State Fiscal Year, a 31 percent increase that raises concerns about the sustainability of New York’s borrowing practices.


      “The State’s increasing debt burden is a real concern,” DiNapoli said. “Debt is not a cost-free option. Every dollar we spend on paying off debt is another dollar that can’t be used for other public needs and services. The debt cap in the Debt Reform Act of 2000 simply wasn’t real. We need a meaningful cap that includes all State-funded debt and sets parameters based on how much the State can afford.”


      State-funded debt as a percentage of personal income increased to 6.5 percent in SFY 2006-07 from 5.7 percent in SFY 2002-03.

    2. Comptroller DiNapoli's 2007 Debt Impact Study (click here)


  2. Comptroller DiNapoli's Green Initiative -
    1. Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Environmental Advisory Webcast - April 7, 2008
      1. Webcast Program
      2. Question submitted by PJL during webcast:

      Your reform proposal of Jan 11, 2008 to limit State-funded debt to 5% of personal income is a good proposal for the economy and the environment. As a concerned citizen, how can I help make your proposal a reality?


    2. Informative brochures and links
      1. Green Initiative Brochure
      2. Green Strategic Investment Program
      3. Green Policy is Good Economic Policy
      4. Green Policy is Good Economic Policy (Q&A)
      5. How We Have Gone Green/How You Can Go Green
      6. Going Green and Saving Greenbacks Brochure
      7. How to Reduce Energy Costs
      8. Links to State and Local Audits
      9. US Green Building Council


    3. Press Release - Energy and the Environment - September 13, 2007
      1. Quotes from press release:

        New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today signed an executive order aimed at reducing energy use and implementing green practices in the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). He also directed his auditors to evaluate whether state agencies, public authorities and local governments are complying with environmental and energy requirements.


        “Corporate America is beginning to understand that reducing energy consumption and waste makes sense both environmentally and economically,” DiNapoli said. “It’s time that New York State took the next step. We are going to use our audits as an engine to drive clean practices at every state agency and local government in New York. New Yorkers understand saving energy and reducing waste at state agencies, local governments and schools not only helps save the environment, it also saves taxpayer dollars.

      2. Comptroller DiNapoli's Energy and the Environment Executive Order


  3. Action Items for Concerned Citizens
    1. Contact info for state legislative officials
      1. Joseph L. Bruno, Senate Majority Leader, 43rd Senatorial District, District Office: 368 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone 518-583-1001,, fax ?,

      2. Malcolm A. Smith, Senate Minority Leader, 14th Senatorial District, District Office: 205-19 Linden Blvd., Saint Albans, NY 11412, phone 718-528-4290,, fax 718-528-4898,

      3. Sheldon Silver, Assembly Speaker, 64th Assembly District,
        District Office, 250 Broadway, Suite 2307, New York, NY 10007, phone 212-312-1420,, fax ?,

      4. James N. Tedisco, Minority Leader, 110th Assembly District
        District Office, 12 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, phone 518-370-2812,, fax ?,

    2. Contact info for business leaders - (key opinion leaders)
      1. Citizens Budget Commission, One Penn Plaza, Suite 640, New York, NY 10119, phone 212-279-2605,, fax 212-868-4745,

      2. Person 2 - postal xxx, phone xxx, email xxx, fax xxx, website.

      3. Person 3 - postal xxx, phone xxx, email xxx, fax xxx, website.


  4. Contact Information - Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
    1. Address: Office of the State Comptroller, 110 State Street, Albany, NY 12236

    2. Phone: 518-474-4044

    3. Email:

    4. Website:  

(This page was last edited on April 28, 2008 .)