Last Wednesday, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that 27 local governments throughout the state are “fiscally stressed.” The list includes eight counties, eight cities and 11 towns. In addition, 13 have been listed as having “moderate fiscal stress.”

Comptroller DiNapoli said:

“Although the number of local governments designated as fiscally stressed has declined noticeably, there are still too many communities struggling with chronic budget strain. Looking to the future, local officials should exercise fiscal caution through sensible spending decisions, realistic revenue projections and proper long-term planning.”