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July 10, 2009

 

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Statement

on End of Senate Stalemate

It’s welcome news that New York state will no longer be paralyzed by the stalemate in the Senate. New York taxpayers didn’t ask for this crisis, and they have already paid too high a price. The Senate can now act on important legislation and provide much-needed relief to New York’s municipalities.

Last week, I instructed my staff to initiate the process to hold Senators’ pay. As the state’s fiscal officer, I took this action to protect the taxpayers’ interests.

We have received certification from President Pro Tem Malcolm Smith, and my office will now begin processing Senators’ paychecks, vouchers and per diems.


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