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State sales tax revenue jumped 12.3 percent from $2.4 billion in December 2016, according to the comptroller’s office.
The state Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which contracts directly with Deloitte, presented a different total than the comptroller’s office.
Among his first actions at the comptroller’s office was to cancel a high-profile program that would have removed hundreds of examiners from resident offices inside the banks they are assigned to scrutinize.
The comptroller’s office confirmed the newspaper’s computations.
A day later, Keith Noreika, the acting comptroller of the currency whom the White House installed via a brazen backdoor move, criticized Obama-era officials for holding banks to lofty standards.
The acting comptroller has pushed hard to scrap the CFPB’s arbitration rule by repeatedly criticizing the initiative by the Obama-era regulator still running that agency.
The Puerto Rico Senate president, a member of the governor’s pro-statehood party, said the local comptroller was the proper entity to conduct the investigation.
The comptroller’s findings could have a significant impact on the bank.
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Did You Know?
If you think "comptroller" looks like a mistaken spelling of "controller," you're partially right. Today, "comptroller" is an established word that shares one of its meanings (sense 3) with "controller." The term did originate as a misspelling, however. Around the 15th century, Middle English speakers altered the spelling of "conterroller" (meaning "controller," from the Middle French contrerolleur) under the influence of the Middle French word compte ("account"). The resulting word, "comptroller," has attracted criticism over the years. Grammarian Henry Fowler condemned "comptroller" as "not merely archaic, but erroneous" in 1920, and a lexicographical column from 1931 agreed that "comptroller" is "erroneous and should not be accepted as correct." Nevertheless, such modern institutions as colleges and governments continue to have comptrollers. "Comptrollership" occasionally turns up as well.
Origin and Etymology of comptroller
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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