Interview Highlights

On the NYS and NYC budgets:

– There “is good news on both fronts.”

– “The NYC economy continues to be very strong, revenues are coming in higher than expected…the city has settled most labor agreements, and health insurance savings are coming in…the out year budget gaps are narrowing.”

Regarding his MTA audit released last week on service between March 2013 and 2014:

– “They have a deteriorating on-time performance record. They’ve actually lowered their expectations. They had a goal of about 90% to 92% on-time performance. They’re falling behind on meeting that…And instead of gearing up to meet that, they’re lowering the goal to 75%.”

– “We’ve urged the MTA to go back to the drawing board and really look at what some of the root causes are of these delays because I think the riders are feeling it, they’re not happy about it, and certainly during a time when the MTA is looking for more support and resources, they need to do a better job.”

About Thomas DiNapoli

Thomas DiNapoli, Democrat, is the 54th Comptroller of the state of New York. He is a former state assemblyman in New York, who was appointed as New York State Comptroller on February 7, 2007. He was formerly the Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee. DiNapoli is from Long Island.   Since taking Tom DiNapoli has aggressively fought misuse of public resources, strengthened one of the nation’s top public pension funds, and consistently spoken out against fiscal gimmicks, imprudent actions and government inefficiency.  He’s been making government more accountable and transparent to the people for more than 35 years.  Tom DiNapoli is an exemplary public servant.

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