Comptroller DiNapoli Defends His Record in Empire Page Interview

Answers Criticisms of Republican Opponent

ALBANY, NY (08/26/2010)(readMedia)-- "I believe my biggest accomplishment has been restoring public trust in the Comptroller's office," said NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in an exclusive interview published today by the Empire Page. DiNapoli is running for re-election to the post he was appointed to in 2007 when Alan Hevesi was forced to resign.

"As Comptroller…I've taken on my own party's leaders in Albany, fighting for a budget that uses honest numbers and makes the tough choices that are required," says DiNapoli, defending his record. "My aggressive audits of government spending have uncovered more than $1.8 billion in waste, fraud or abuse of taxpayer dollars," he stated.

"The facts and figures that my opponent has been spouting are completely off base," said DiNapoli, responding to the criticism levied by GOP candidate Harry Wilson against DiNapoli's position on allowing government agencies to borrow from the state pension fund.

The entire interview with Tom DiNapoli can be found in the Improving New York section of the Empire Page website., LLC, seeks through the Empire Page website to provide information and opinion on the key issues of the day on New York government and politics. 7 days a week the Empire Page editors select for its subscribers more than 300 news stories, editorials and opinion columns focused on NYS and National government and politics.