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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Thomas P. DiNapoli
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Comptroller; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What qualifies you for the office?

I've identified more than $2 billion in waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer money through audits. I've restored ethics to the Comptroller's Office and the pension fund is recognized as the `nationwide pension leader'. I've been a voice of fiscal sanity in Albany by addressing New York's dire financial condition.

2. What do you see as the greatest challenges and highest priorities?

The greatest challenge facing taxpayers is our state's weak economy. The priorities must be an affordable, balanced state budget, an end to government waste, job creation, retirement security and local government cost savings for homeowners. Government must understand that it's the taxpayer's money, and it's our job to protect it.

3. What are your solutions?

Pass reforms that force lawmakers to stop relying on fiscal gimmicks and borrowing to balance out budgets so that we spend only what taxpayers can afford. Continue to effectively manage the pension fund. Maintain the focus of our audits on accountability and solutions that save taxpayers money.

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