What's The Data Point? Episode 3 -- $780 million, with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. [You can download What's The Data Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]
For the third episode of What's The [Data] Point? we were joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, the state's chief fiscal watchdog. With hosts Ben Max and Maria Doulis, DiNapoli discusses his thus far unsuccessful efforts to reform the state's contracting processes in the wake of the $780 million bid-rigging scandal that broke last year with federal charges brought against nine associates of and donors to Governor Andrew Cuomo. DiNapoli also talks state budget matters and the importance of monitoring how taxpayer dollars are spent.
Listen and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Maria Doulis (@MariaDoulis) of CBC, and special guest state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (@NYSComptroller):
by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette