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Auerbach Promotes Eliminating Albany From Local Sales Tax Politics

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach is promoting a revision to NYS Law that would allow county legislatures in New York State to set their sales tax rates without interference from the New York State Legislature. “County legislatures should be vested with the sole authority to determine if an additional sales tax is to be levied […]



Coughlan: Dutchess County Taxpayers Deserve Transparency From IBM

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Dutchess County Comptroller and New York State Senate Candidate Jim Coughlan lauded the announcement of IBM’s decision to retain jobs in Dutchess County, but also said it’s time for transparency and a full accounting of the complex relationship between the State and IBM. “Today’s announcement by IBM is good news for Dutchess County and would […]



Ulster County Comptroller Says Inmate Funds Can Be Better Managed

Oct 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has issued a report which examines the Ulster County Inmate Accounts managed by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO). The Report points out that cash collected from inmates, or on their behalf, did ultimately reconcile to the UCSO’s accounting. However, the Report concludes that the UCSO needs to employ better […]



Ulster County Comptroller Supports Hein’s 2014 Budget Position

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein held a press conference Thursday in which he announced his intention to produce a draft budget for 2014 earlier than ever before, in part due to the public anxiety caused by the controversy over the 1% sales tax extension. Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has issued the following statement as […]



Auerbach Comments on Quigley’s Withdrawal From Ulster County Comptroller Race

Jul 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach commented today on the withdrawal of James Quigley from the 2013 race for the office. “Whether I am opposed or unopposed, it won’t change a thing about how I serve Ulster’s taxpayers. There is no Democratic or Republican way to do this job.” Auerbach looks forward to his continued tenure […]



Ulster County Comptroller Supports State Comptroller Fiscal Stress Warnings

Jul 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

On June 18, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced “fiscal stress scores” for more than 1000 local governments in NY, based on a “Fiscal Stress Monitoring System” recently developed by the State Comptroller. County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach was one of the first municipal officials in the state to apply the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, issuing his […]



Ulster County Comptroller Staff Joins National Auditor’s Team

Jun 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach announced his office’s membership in the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and its participation in their Peer Review Program. Two staff members, Director of Internal Audit and Control Ronald E. Clum, CPA and Senior Auditor Elizabeth Weredyk participated in the ALGA Annual Conference Peer Review Workshop and joined government […]



City of Newburgh Comptroller Accepts New Position

Mar 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

City Manager Richard F. Herbek has announced that City of Newburgh Comptroller Cheryl Gross will be leaving to accept a position with an area school district.  Her last day will be Wednesday, March 13, 2013. “Cheryl has served the City well since December, 2010,” said City Manager Richard F. Herbek. “She has been with us […]



Ulster County Comptroller Issues Report About the Hidden Cost of Downsizing Government

Dec 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

THE HIDDEN COST OF DOWNSIZING GOVERNMENT ULSTER COMPTROLLER URGES CAUTION IN SEPARATION PAY POLICY Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has issued a report which analyzes the high cost to the County when one of its employees leaves Ulster County employment. Referred to as “separation pay,” the expense is the result of compensation to County employees […]



Kingston Comptroller Audit Leads to Arrest

Jun 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Missing Cell Phone Warrants Misdemeanor and Felony Charges What started out as a simple monthly audit of departmental cell phone use has resulted in the arrest of Timothy Bolduc, age 21 of Kingston. Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has announced that Bulduc was charged with one count each of Petit Larceny; Criminal Possession of Stolen […]