Long Island Assemblyman DiNapoli elected NYS comptroller

ALBANY - The New York state Legislature elected Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli (D-Great Neck) Wednesday to be state?s next comptroller. The move goes against Governor Spitzer (D-NY) who demanded that the pick be someone approved by a screening panel of former comptrollers. The panel approved three candidates, which included Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman, New York City financial officer Martha Stark and Bill Mulrow, a Wall Street financier. DiNapoli replaces Alan Hevesi, a former assembly member, who resigned in December after pleading guilty to a felony for using state workers to run errands for his wife.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
One person was injured and traffic was backed 4 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 5 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.