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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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December 19, 2013, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

DiNapoli Statement on Comptroller's Expanded Audit Authority Over Preschool Special Education Providers

I am gratified that Governor Cuomo has signed my legislation to enhance oversight over the $1.4 billion preschool special education program in New York State.

Time and again, my audits have documented instances in which providers have abused or misused the money they were given to serve the 75,000 children in New York State with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities.

With a mandate to audit the providers of these services, we will work to ensure that taxpayer money goes to help the children who need it most.

Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Nolan deserve thanks for their leadership in getting this legislation passed. I salute Governor Cuomo for taking this important step.

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