- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s comptroller reports that state agencies were generally late in approving contracts with nonprofit service providers last year.

The report Thursday shows half of the agencies with late contracts 90 to 100 percent of the time, including the Education Department, the Department for Economic Development, and the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

In 2015, the state paid $129,824 in interest payments for late contracts.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the chronic delays create financial problems for the nonprofits that often provide services for the most vulnerable New Yorkers, though there was some improvement last year.

The number of late contracts decreased to 61 percent last year, down from 77 percent the year before.

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Online:

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/contracts/reports/2015/pcl_report.pdf

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