There's a story hidden in a story in this piece about Saturday's Democratic luncheon...Comptroller Tom DiNapoli told the WDT and opinion is forthcoming on a practice at the local IDA that has drawn some scrutiny. The practice of other public economic development agencies having the IDA employee people who are in essence leased via a contract has garnered attention because of participation in the State Retirement System.
Audits were conducted some time ago and one agency I head had sought to participate directly in the system but that was rebuffed in favor of a more detailed employee contracting arrangement.
It's definately a topic needing clarity, but a fair and sensible approach is needed as well.
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