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Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Stands with Labor and Announces New Living Wage Hotline

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Comptroller Jack Schnirman Speaks at Governing Magazine Summit on Financial Leadership

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Nassau Comptroller Schnirman Speaks On Eve of the 45th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

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Comptroller Schnirman and County Executive Curran Announce Plan to Examine Utility Bills

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Latest Press Releases

January 30
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Launches Nassau County Open Checkbook

MINEOLA, NY –
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced the launch of Nassau County Open Checkbook, a new could-based web portal that creates for the first time an easy-to-read online checkbook that details more than a billion dollars of annual County outside expenditures.

December 18
Comptroller’s Demographic Profile Shows Nassau County Getting Older, More Diverse

Westbury, NY – Alongside local stakeholders, nonprofit executives, and minority and women business leaders, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a Countywide demographic profile and issue briefs that detail the changing populations specific to Nassau County, including breakdowns by town and city.

December 11
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller today, alongside the Nassau County Living Wage Advisory Board, released a living wage audit of home healthcare agency All Metro.

December 6
Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Appoints Former KPMG Managing Partner as new Deputy Comptroller

Mineola, NY
– Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he will be appointing Anthony Dalessio, CPA, as the new Deputy Comptroller in charge of Accounting in 2019.

November 15
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Recognizes Work of Veterans Service Agency Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Report on Issues Impacting Veterans

Mineola, NY – After working with County Executive Laura Curran and the County’s Veterans Service Agency, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a data-analysis and report that details the top-line issues impacting the more than 50,000 veterans of the United States Armed Services currently residing in Nassau County.

October 18
Audit Identifies Unresolved Issues with County Take Home Vehicle Policies
Nearly all the problems identified in a 2015 investigation persisted until new administration began corrective action

Mineola, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today released a follow-up audit of the County’s take-home vehicle policies, finding that nearly all the problems from a previous audit in 2015 remained unresolved until the new administration took corrective action. 

October 4
Comptroller’s Audit Finds More Than $6 Million in PILOT Payments Lost

Mineola, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today announced an audit that uncovered more than $6 million in lost revenues owed to Nassau County because of expired or terminated Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement properties that weren’t restored back to the tax roll.

September 24
Comptroller’s Audit Finds Nassau County Undercharged Certain Developers for Sewer Hookup Fees

Mineola, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today released an audit showing that between 2013 and 2017, the County undercharged certain out-of-district developers $2.6 million for sewer hookup fees by switching its assessment methods without legislative oversight approving the change.

August 2
MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today unveiled a dedicated, multilingual living wage hotline that will expand access for those wishing to report county vendors underpaying their employees.  

July 25
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Launch of MWBE Steering Committee
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office has officially launched its Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Steering Committee, tasked with reviewing County contractors’ compliance with MWBE requirements and supporting the enforcement of current MWBE requirements and regulations.

July 23
Curran and Schnirman Call on State Legislature to Level Playing Field for Local Businesses
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today called for a renewed effort by state officials to implement rules that would protect local businesses from out-of-state online vendors who have been able to dodge paying local sales tax.

July 2
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Delivers Nassau County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to Legislature and County Executive
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today delivered the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the Office of the County Executive and Legislature, which details the extent of the County's financial crisis.

June 26
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Members of Revitalized Independent Audit Advisory Committee
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced the five members of the County's newly revitalized Independent Audit Advisory Committee, a group that will provide much-needed oversight of the County's finances and its annual external audit.

June 7

County Officials and Non-Profit Organization Leaders Meet at Roundtable Event to Strengthen Partnerships


Garden City, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and representatives from the County Executive’s Office met with leaders from Nassau County’s non-profit community on June 5 for a roundtable discussion. 


May 17

Comptroller’s Non-Profit Steering Committee Holds First Meeting


MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman yesterday kicked off the first meeting of the Comptroller’s Office new Non-Profit Steering Committee, leading a discussion on how the county can improve how it does business with the non-profit organizations that deliver vital services to the community.



April 27
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Winners of Sixth Annual High School Entrepreneurial Challenge

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller hosted its sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (Challenge) on April 25 at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building with a new theme focusing on Civic Innovation.


April 10
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Marks 100 Days in Office: Announces Launch of County-Wide Nepotism Audit

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today marked his 100th day in office by announcing the launch of his county-wide nepotism audit aimed at investigating how a culture of concealment and corruption led to nepotism and patronage in hiring and staff management practices.


April 4
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller to Begin Accepting Applications to Serve on MWBE Steering Committee

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office would begin accepting applications from Nassau County residents who are interested in serving on the County’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Steering Committee.

March 8
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Revitalization of Independent Audit Advisory Committee

MINEOLA, NY –
 Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he will be reconvening the county’s Independent Audit Advisory Committee and accepting applications for new members so the group can begin its review of the county’s finances


February 22
MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will host its sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge on April 25th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building.

February 21
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Audit of Nassau County Assessment Review Commission

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office will be conducting an audit of the county’s Assessment Review Commission (ARC), which is the agency responsible for reviewing and making determinations on property tax grievances filed by residential and commercial property owners.

February 13
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Audit of Nassau County IDA

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he has initiated an audit of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to determine if its efforts are providing a positive return for taxpayers.

February 6
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Hosts Black History Month Community Empowerment Event

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will host a Black History Month Community Empowerment Event on Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church of Hempstead.

February 5
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Provides Tips to Prevent Tax-Return Fraud

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today urged residents to remember to secure their W-2 forms and file their tax returns as soon as possible to help prevent instances of tax-related identity theft and tax-return fraud.

February 1
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen Announce Audit of Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

WANTAGH, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen today announced the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will be restarting an audit of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

January 25
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Fact Sheet to Inform Monday’s Meeting of the County Legislature

MINEOLA, NY  Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a fact sheet on the state of the county’s finances ahead of the Nassau County Legislature’s January 29 meeting, where a decision on how to pay a $45 million legal settlement will be made.

GARDEN CITY, NY Jack Schnirman today was sworn-in as Nassau County Comptroller during a public ceremonial inauguration at Nassau Community College. In making his first public remarks since taking office, he pledged to bring accountability, transparency, responsibility, and honest government to the people of Nassau County.


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Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman launches online Open Checkbook
Newsday
Nassau residents can now easily review how the county spends more than $1 billion on outside contractors through a new website created by County Comptroller Jack Schnirman.

Data reveal an aging and slow-growing Nassau County
Newsday
Nassau County is changing and barely resembles the post-World War II suburb it was in the second half of the 20th century, new demographic numbers show.

Schnirman appoints Dalessio as deputy comptroller
Long Island Business News
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said Thursday that he is appointing former KPMG Managing Partner Anthony Dalessio as deputy comptroller.

Nassau County Comptroller Schnirman Gives Progress Report
Long Island Weekly
“There is so much comptrolling to do. So little time.”
It wasn’t quite a lament coming from Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman. It was more of a comment on the sheer scale of his department’s purview.

Comptroller upholds campaign promises in review of first term
The Island Now
On the campaign trail, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman laid out four main goals for his office if he was elected.

Comptroller audit faults Nassau public administrators office
Newsday
The Nassau comptroller reported Thursday that the political appointee who headed the county office that administers millions of dollars in estates of residents who died without a will allegedly altered his time sheets.

Audit finds public administrator's audit to have mismanaged millions
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit that found the Office of the Public Administrator mismanaged millions of dollars in estate assets.

Long Island Herald
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit that was highly critical of the office of the public administrator and its former administrator.

MLK Center hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner
Long Island Herald
Long Beach residents filed in to the Martin Luther King Center on Tuesday to collect turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving dinner trimmings before a large community gathering at the center.




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