Health Care/Vulnerable Youth:
Expediently addressingcomplaints against physicians, addressing Medicaid fraudand abuse, monitoring the immunization of our youth, andthe prevention of lead poisoning in young children.
The policing of violent crimes committedwith a firearm and the removal of crime weapons from ourstreets.
The major causes of accidents on our Stateroadways and the State’s efforts to make these roads saferfor all drivers.
Office of Taxpayer Accountability
Through the Office of Taxpayer Accountability (OTA), GovernorPaterson is completely overhauling State government operations sothat government costs less and delivers better and faster service.
Since August, the OTA has generated savings of nearly$27 million and is working on several new initiatives thatwill result in further savings.
The OTA has issued directives to reduce printing and travelcosts that have helped agencies achieve their StateOperations savings targets.
Agencies report $1.7 million in savings related directly tothe elimination of printing equipment.
Agencies have reduced travel spending by $10.4 million asa result of a new OTA travel directive.
The State will aggressively oversee and monitor agencyinternal audit plans to ensure that audits are risk-based,protect taxpayer money, hold state officials accountable for