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NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller
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DiNapoli: NYC Tourism Approaches Full Recovery, Still Top Major U.S. Tourist Destination

New York’s tourism sector is approaching a complete recovery as visitor spending and related tax revenue have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The city estimates it will exceed pre-pandemic levels and welcome a record 68 million visitors by 2025.

DiNapoli Releases Analysis of SFY 2024-25 State Budget

The estimated $237 billion Enacted Budget for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 increases spending for vital state services like Medicaid and school aid and includes new funding and policy changes to spur the creation of much needed housing, but the state’s financial outlook includes several risks, according to a report by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli Releases Annual IDA Report

New York's local Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) reported 4,320 active projects with a record high total value of $132 billion in 2022, an increase of $5 billion (3.9%), from 2021, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s annual report.

DiNapoli: Former Medical Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Defrauding New York State Health Insurance Plan

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Ulster County District Attorney Emmanuel C. Nneji announced that Gina Bradshaw, an office manager for numerous doctors’ offices in Manhattan, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the New York State Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) out of more than $12,000 by submitting phony medical claims for reimbursement.

State Contract and Payment Actions in March

In March, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 2,095 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $52.1 billion and approved more than 3.6 million payments worth more than $33.1 billion. The office rejected 241 contracts and related transactions valued at $1.7 billion and more than 6,800 payments valued at nearly $25.3 million, primarily for mistakes, insufficient support for charges, and improper payments. More information on these contracts and payments is available at Open Book New York.