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NYS Comptroller Says Financial Future Is Bleak Without More Federal Aid

Mike Groll
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AP
N.Y. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., in 2013.

report by the state’s comptroller finds the state might run out of cash to meet its payments as early as next month, and faces an immediate gap of $9 to $10 billion, now that the tax deadline has been extended until July 15th. Karen DeWitt spoke to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli about a crisis that he says is worse than the Great Recession more than a decade ago.

Karen has covered state government and politics for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 New York and Connecticut stations, since 1990. She is also a regular contributor to the statewide public television program about New York State government, New York Now. She appears on the reporter’s roundtable segment, and interviews newsmakers.