Broome Executive Garnar calls for audit of Broome County finances

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Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is seeking recommendation from New York State to help improve the county’s finances.

On Friday, Garnar held a news conference to announce he and the Legislature have sent a letter to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting an audit of Broome County finances.

Garnar cites that Broome has been labeled as fiscally stressed by the Comptroller’s office for the last three years.

He says an independent source can provide better analysis.

“We’ve seen the stress rating over the last 3 years. It is released from the State Comptroller’s office, so we think it’s a good idea for them to do an audit to see how our finances are so we can turn it around and get away from being fiscally stressed,” said Garnar.

The audit would include all Broome County financials, including employee-issued credit card statements from the last 5 years.

Garnar says there is no timetable on the audit, but he’d like the process to start as soon as possible. 

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