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Editorial: What to do with a critical audit?

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What do the New York Power Authority, Albany State University, Sarataga Springs Housing Authority and town of Halfmoon have in common? They’ve all been audited by the state comptroller’s office in the past year. As much as the audits themselves are interesting, it’s also interesting, and sometimes entertaining, to read the official response, which the comptroller usually includes at the end. Nobody likes to be audited, of course, but the vast majority of municipalities and ...

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gina99
August 13, 2013
7:31 a.m.

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Sounds like the response from Metroplex leaders to their poor audit results. But they they can't blame partisanship for the many issues raised by the Democratic Comptroller.

smballplay
August 13, 2013
3:21 p.m.

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Of course politics ARE part of the equation! The opinions ARE subjective. Unfortunately the political comptroller does not just present facts!! In the case of Halfmoon, DiNapoli could have said that the Town should be lauded because they performed better than Albany City, NY State, Bank of America, GE, and the United States of America (among others); rather than criticizing them for not having accurately predicted the downturn in the economy and consequently the sales tax reduction.

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