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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli joined striking members of the United Auto Workers union outside a General Motors plant in Rochester on Monday, as tensions continue between workers and the company.

DiNapoli spoke to workers on the picket line outside the plant on Lexington Avenue. He says he supports the UAW in their negotiations with GM.

"I certainly support them in their battle and I hope that GM, which has been an enlightened company in many ways, will listen to their better angels and come up with a positive resolution as soon as possible," DiNapoli says.

After economic development corruption scandals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli have finalized a plan to restore the comptroller's auditing powers over economic development contracts.

In 2011, Cuomo persuaded the state Legislature to agree to limit the comptroller's oversight ability for some economic development projects. They included the $750 million subsidy for the Solar City project, as part of an initiative Cuomo called the Buffalo Billion.

At the time, Cuomo said the additional oversight slowed down the bidding and construction process.

Abby Lambert, NYS Comptroller's Office

An audit from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli finds that many schools across New York are not meeting requirements under a state law to prepare for emergencies, including possible school shootings.

The audit comes as a shooter in California killed a 6-year-old boy and a teenaged girl.

DiNapoli sat down with WXXI's Karen DeWitt to talk about the shortcomings that he found.