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Critical audit

Halfmoon audit sparks fiery retort

Supervisor calls comptroller's criticism partisan

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (left) and Halfmoon Supervisor Mindy Wormuth engage in back-and-forth over comptroller's office audit of the town's finances.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (left) and Halfmoon Supervisor Mindy Wormuth engage in back-and-forth over comptroller's office audit of the town's finances.
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Halfmoon relied too heavily in recent years on its rainy day funds to cover revenue gaps created by overly optimistic sales tax projections, according to an audit released Tuesday by the state Comptroller’s Office. Read the complete audit on the Around Saratoga blog. Between 2009 and 2011, the town projected $2 million more in sales tax revenue for its general and highway funds than it actually collected. Most notably, the 2009 projection was about $1.29 ...


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