Thursday, February 21, 2008
Jeremy Blaber with NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli came down to Kingston for a round table discussion between business leaders and elected officials in Ulster County. There was a lot of talk about the discussion of the upstate economy and the state of Ulster County. Comptroller DiNapoli referred to Ulster County as above the curve on many key issues in New York State.
After the round table discussion which I only caught the last five minutes of, there was a smaller round table for the "press" which consisted of Jesse Smith, of the Kingston Times and myself getting about a half hour of one on one time with our Comptroller which was exciting and informative. There is no doubt in my mind that the State Legislature, Cahill included, made the right choice in picking DiNapoli. I found Comptroller DiNapoli to be very knowledgeable about our fiscal issues and and extremely down to earth.
Many may remember that I was one of the first in the state to support and mention DiNapoli in 2006 for the State's Chief Fiscal Post. Read post here: Blaber Endorses DiNapoli for Comptroller
Kingston Mayor James Sottile presents NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli with a City of Kingston lapel pin which DiNapoli sported the rest of the day.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 5:30 PM