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WNYC News

Stringer: City Shelters Harming Animals

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Although some long-term management problems have been fixed, the City Comptroller finds municipal shelters still rife with poor record-keeping — and ripe with odors.

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Schoolbook

Audit: New York Schools Lost Track of Computers, Tablets

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Department of Education either lost or can't find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computers, according to an audit by the New York City comptroller.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller as Activist Investor

Thursday, November 06, 2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses a new corporate governance initiative to hold companies in NYC's portfolio more accountable.

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WNYC News

Public Housing Getting Worse, Report Says

Monday, September 08, 2014

The rate of water leaks, heat outages and vermin has risen fast in NYC housing projects.

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Schoolbook

Mayor: Pre-K Enrollment on Target, and Sites are Safe

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio deflected concerns about pre-k readiness by trumpeting high preliminary enrollment numbers and his team's effort to offer thousands of new seats.
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Schoolbook

Comptroller, Mayor Face Off on Pre-K Readiness

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Comptroller Scott Stringer said because the city is late in submitting contracts with pre-k providers, he can't ensure classroom safety. But the mayor's office said the plan is on track.
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WNYC News

Parks Dept. Should Take Better Care of Trees Outside Parks: Comptroller

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Yorkers on average file a claim a day for injuries or property damage caused by falling tree limbs and it's costing the city as much as $14 million a year.

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WNYC News

Stringer to Employers: Time to Get Flexible

Monday, June 16, 2014

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The comptroller is urging businesses to adopt policies that see family and work as complimentary rather than competing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Food Pay for Workers and CEOs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

As New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer votes the shares held in NYC's pension funds. He explains his plan to vote against high executive pay at the McDonald's Corp. annual meeting on Thursday in protest of the low hourly wages of fast food workers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Missing: Arts in Schools

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Scott M. Stringer, New York City comptroller, talks about his school-by-school assessment of state-mandated arts education and the uneven distribution of resources around the city.

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Schoolbook

Cafeteria Corruption: Is the Fix in on NYC's School Milk Supply?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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The fix may be in on NYC's school milk supply, according to a new city audit. Three dairy companies stand accused of colluding over multimillion-dollar contracts to milk public schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller Scott Stringer's First Month in Office

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, discusses his first month in office, from minimum wage efforts to his library audit and more. 

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WNYC News

DiNapoli: State Spent Record Amount on OT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Cuomo Administration racked up a record $611 million dollars in overtime payments over the past year. That’s according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. He said the 16 percent increase in overtime payments between 2012 and 2013 comes mostly from employees in institutional settings, like prisons and psychiatric centers. ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Now; Scott Stringer; Disabled in Emergencies; AmeriCanada

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Far fewer people have signed up for Obamacare than the federal government expected. NPR's Julie Rovner talks about how Obamacare might be salvaged. Plus: NYC Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer discusses his agenda for the office; reforming emergency policies to better serve people with disabilities; and why Diane Francis thinks the United States and Canada should merge.

WNYC News

Comptroller Looking For Startup Companies to Invest In

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said he’s looking for more startup companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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WNYC News

New Poll Puts Spitzer and Stringer in Dead Heat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Quinnipiac University poll says the two candidates for comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer, are neck and neck -- with each carrying 46 percent of likely voters in the upcoming primary.

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WNYC News

Stringer, Spitzer Tied in Race for Comptroller: Poll

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The race for city comptroller is heating up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spitzer and Stringer Take Comptrol

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Last night Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer took part in the first official debate in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller, moderated by Brian Lehrer and NY1's Errol Louis. Kate Taylor of the New York Times has been covering the race, and was at the debate -- she plays highlights and discusses what we learned.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spitzer-Stringer Debate; NYPD Monitor; Txtng While Driving

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

We start the show with highlights from the Spitzer-Stringer comptroller debate Brian co-moderated last night. Then Samuel Walker, a criminal justice expert who testified in the stop-and-frisk federal trial, talks about what a monitor for the NYPD would do and what authority they have in other police forces. Plus: your calls on this primary day for the empty Senate seat in New Jersey; the message from AG Eric Holder on minimum sentencing and criminal justice reform; advice on starting a fulfilling business; and your calls on how you resist the urge to text while driving.

WNYC News

Playback: Stringer, Spitzer Face Off in Comptroller Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 comptroller debates, featuring Democratic candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer. Listen to full audio, watch video, and read the chat transcript.