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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Research Publications

2014
  • Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for 2013 Calendar Year Entities 09/24/14 - Overall, 35 entities were classified as being in some level of stress, with 10 designated as being in significant fiscal stress, 8 in moderate fiscal stress and 17 susceptible to fiscal stress.
  • Fiscal Stress Monitoring System 09/24/14 - OSC has developed a public fiscal stress monitoring system that will identify local governments and school districts that are in fiscal stress, as well as those showing susceptibility to fiscal stress.
  • Fiscal Stress Monitoring Summary Results: Common Themes for Villages 02/07/14 - This report summarizes findings from the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System using 2013 data for villages with fiscal years ending in February through May. Statewide, 3 percent of villages are experiencing fiscal stress. Downstate villages are more likely than upstate villages to experience fiscal stress. The report notes that some of the environmental factors thought to drive fiscal stress differ between downstate and upstate villages.
  • Fiscal Stress Monitoring Summary Results: Common Themes for School Districts 01/16/14 - This report summarizes findings from the first set of fiscal stress scores to be released for school districts. Statewide, 12.9 percent of school districts are in some level of fiscal stress. Within the report, common fiscal and environmental factors are highlighted along with differences for school districts of varying need/resource capacity.
  • Revenue Challenges Facing School Districts 01/14/14 - Between a tax levy limit that restricts local funding, State and federal aid cuts and a lack of other sources of funding, schools are facing fiscal challenges that are not likely to dissipate in the short term.