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November 18, 2009



DiNapoli Statement Supporting Action on Public Authorities Reform

"For far too long, public authorities have operated in darkness, out of light of public scrutiny and accountability. The Brodsky-Perkins Public Authorities reform legislation will protect taxpayers from a shadow government that expends public resources without sufficient oversight and control.

"My office worked closely with Assemblyman Brodsky, Senator Perkins and Governor Paterson to develop legislation that assures New Yorkers that public authorities can no longer operate in the shadows. Our contracts approval staff is ready to implement the important protections in this bill.

"New Yorkers understand that every dime counts in these economic times. Public authorities need to be held accountable. This is taxpayer money and itís our job to protect it. This legislation will go a long way toward that goal."

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