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The Office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is making it easy for New Yorkers to track what the state is spending on Hurricane Sandy relief.
DiNapoli ordered all storm expenditures to be expedited and is keeping a very prominent list on his webpage of all the contracts that have been approved, how much money was spent, what it was for and who was contracted.
You can check out the database here. If you see anything interesting, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section or over social media.
Here is an accounting of last month's contracts:
02/22/2013 Cascade Water Services Inc. OGS $175,000 Clean HVAC duct systems, South Beach PC02/21/2013 WW Grainger DHSES $299,192 Generators, heaters & accessories02/19/2013 Imperial Restrooms, Inc. DHSES $221,244 Rent portable shower trailers & water tanks02/13/2013 Teledyne Paradise Datacom, LLC DHSES $66,046 Satellite Modems02/13/2013 Standard Textile Corp DHSES $89,200 Pillows02/13/2013 CDW Governement DHSES $71,515 Cameras, ink, printer & accessories02/13/2013 Audio Video Corp DHSES $146,144 Wireless video system02/12/2013 Garner Environmental Services DHSES $1,007,087 Pumps and Hoses02/12/2013 Skyworks LLC DHSES $245,240 Light towers02/12/2013 Jeres Hardware DHSES $315,029 Generators02/11/2013 One Power Solutions DHSES $334,107 Mobile water purification unit02/11/2013 Stone Industries DHSES $235,500 Toilet rentals02/07/2013 Certified Stainless Service DHSES $137,600 Potable water transport vehicle02/07/2013 Innotech Products DHSES $70,234 Heater meals02/07/2013 Innotech Products DHSES $161,302 Heater meals02/07/2013 WW Grainger DHSES $74,880 Chainsaws02/07/2013 The Sandbagger Corp. DHSES $51,910 Motorized auger w/chutes, sandbags02/07/2013 Jeres Hardware DHSES $283,814 Generators02/07/2013 Jeres Hardware DHSES $132,176 Generators02/07/2013 Airgas Carbonic DHSES $116,013 Dry ice02/06/2013 Imperial Restrooms, Inc. DHSES $545,693 Rentals of shower trailers, water tanks & generators02/04/2013 RRS Construction Corp. OGS $300,000 Restore sewer plant services - Jones Beach SP02/04/2013 Square One Construction Services Inc. OGS $300,000 Repair building structures - Belmont Lake SP02/04/2013 Square One Construction Services Inc. OGS $100,000 Repair greenhouse, replace glass - Planting Fields Arboretum02/04/2013 N/A DMNA $572,234 Emergency payroll, 313 employees, Jan 9 - Jan 22, 2013
Preisdent Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $45 to $50 billion in storm aid reports The New York Times. That figure is far below the $82 billion requested by New York, New Jersey at Connecticut â€śWhile $50 billion is a significant amount of money, it unfortunately does not meet all of New York and New Jerseyâ€™s substantial needs,â€ť Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York and Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, all Democrats, said in a joint statement. The storm aid may get tangled up in the battle between President Barack Obama and Republican legislators over debt and tax rates.
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