At City Hall this afternoon, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli defended his decision—effective today—to begin withholding paychecks from the deadlocked State Senate.
“The message is to the Senate: get organized, sort out leadership issues, get back to enacting legislation that has an impact not only on the state but on the city budget as well,” DiNapoli said of his decision to withhold the checks.
DiNapoli spoke to reporters after a 45-minute meeting with Mayor Bloomberg to discuss the effects of the ongoing stalemate on the city’s finances.
The comptroller said New York City is currently losing $60 million per month—or $2 million per day—as a result of the impasse.
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