Useful Tools & Information

The website of the Office of the New York State Comptroller has many extremely useful tools and information for local government and more.  The url is For example, among its many publications is New Financial Tools for Local Officials for 2020 and Beyond.  It also includes information on seminars, including those specifically for local officials, and state and local government data.

As mentioned above, NYCOM’s website also is a terrific source of useful information. Its url is

RLUIPA is 20. Yes, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act is 20 years old.  The US Department of Justice has issued a 31 page report on the history of the Act and summarizing key cases over the last 20 years.  The report can be found at  The DOJ website – – contains significant additional RLUIPA information.  Just enter RLUIPA in it’s search box.