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Media Advisory: Red Cross Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive, Feb 15
Comptroller holding the semiannual Red Cross blood drive in honor of Black History Month
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/14/2017

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Sponsors Free Tax Preparation Services
For Low-to-Moderate Income Earners, Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 02/10/2017

Comptroller Green to host Red Cross Blood Drive
Semi-annual blood drive will be held in honor of Black History Month
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 02/01/2017

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Available
The City of St. Louis 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available, detailing the city’s financial health during fiscal year 2016.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 01/25/2017

City of St. Louis Closes Sale of Series 2016A General Obligation Bonds
Proceeds from the issue are supporting the purchase of firefighting equipment and other essential capital projects.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/02/2016

Comptroller Darlene Green Saves City of St. Louis $10 Million by Refinancing Bonds
With lower interest rates and favorable market conditions, city issued $83.7 million of bonds in 2016 to retire $93.2 million of outstanding bonds.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/27/2016

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement Regarding the GO Bond Rating from Moody’s and S&P Global
St. Louis City's $25M (GO) general obligation bonds, series 2016A has been rated by both Moody's and S&P Global rating agencies.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/05/2016

"Thank You for The Tickets to the Circus... You Are a True Friend"
Children of St. Louis city employees write the Comptroller after receiving UniverSoul Circus tickets as reward for good school attendance.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 09/30/2016

Comptroller Darlene Green Announces Low-Interest Loan Program for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Comptroller Darlene Green announces program that offers City residents affordable loans for qualified improvements
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 09/27/2016

St. Louis City ends Fiscal Year 2016 with a Surplus
Comptroller Darlene Green states that the City's 2.4M year-end surplus represents strong fiscal management.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 08/16/2016

Comptroller Proposes Crime Prevention Fund
A Regional Solution for Fighting Downtown Crime
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 06/20/2016

Comptroller Recognized for Role in Success of Prop F
Comptroller is thanked by Fire Chief for championing Prop F
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/07/2016

A Yes on Proposition F Means Fire Trucks
St. Louis city voters are being asked to approve a $25 million general obligation (GO) bond, Proposition F.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 03/31/2016

St Louis City Should Vote Yes For Prop E
St. Louisans are being asked to reauthorize the earnings tax, Proposition E (Prop E), on the April 5 ballot.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 03/24/2016

Standard & Poor’s Assigns St. Louis City ‘A+’ Credit Rating
Rating Reflects View of City’s General Creditworthiness
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 03/07/2016

No-Tax-Increase $25 Million General Obligation Bond Issue Proposition F on the April 5 Ballot
City leaders are requesting voters to consider a no-tax-increase $25 million general obligation bond, called Proposition F, on the April 5 ballot.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/26/2016

The Earnings Tax Proposition E on the April 5 Ballot
The Earnings Tax is an assessment, or tax, levied on everyone who lives and/or works in the City of St. Louis. It is included on the April 5 ballot.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/26/2016

Comptroller Votes No on Estimate and Apportionment on Football Stadium Funding
Comptroller Darlene Green votes "no" on E & A board on proposed new football stadium funding.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/17/2015

Comptroller Proposes $25M No Tax Increase GO Bond
The Comptroller proposes a $25M no tax increase bond that would be used to purchase essential equipment for St. Louis city firefighters.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/09/2015

Comptroller Green Proposes Football Stadium Funding Solutions
The current stadium funding bill is not fiscally responsible. However, I continue to offer funding solutions.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 11/23/2015

Deputy Comptroller John Zakibe Retires
Deputy Comptroller begins a new chapter in life after 39 years of outstanding civil service.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 11/13/2015

Updated Statement Regarding New Stadium Funding
by Comptroller Darlene Green
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/28/2015

Missouri Statewide Sports Authority Is Needed - It is Time for Major-League Thinking
Comptroller Green makes the case for a state-sponsored sports authority
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 10/16/2015

Comptroller Darlene Green's Statement Regarding Stadium Financial Plan
Comptroller Darlene Green Says Stadium Financial Plan "No Touchdown for Taxpayers."
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/09/2015

Comptroller's Statement on the Passing of Ivy Neyland-Pinkston
Ivy Neyland-Pinkston, Deputy Comptroller of finance & Development, passes away after valiantly battling leukemia.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/02/2015

Comptroller Darlene Green's Statement Regarding City Take-Home Vehicle
Comptroller Darlene Green discusses her decision to break from the long standing tradition of city take-home vehicles for elected officials.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 09/14/2015

Federal Help in Funding STL Police Body Cameras
Comptroller Darlene Green believes that good policing should not suffer for lack of funding.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 09/02/2015

Legal Brief Regarding Body Camera Funding
Chief of Staff, Elaine Spearman, presents a legal brief regarding funding for body cameras for the STL Police Department.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/28/2015

Ward Capital Balances
Explanation from Budget Director Paul Payne
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/27/2015

Utilizing Ward Capital for Body Camera Funding
Comptroller Darlene Green makes a recommendation to E & A
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/25/2015

Comptroller Green responds to Credit Rating downgrade
Moody has affirmed the City of St. Louis with a Stable Outlook
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/18/2015

Comptroller Green Statement on the Proposed G.O. Bond Issue
by Comptroller Darlene Green
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 07/23/2015

Comptroller Darlene Green agrees with Rep. William Lacy Clay on winning the NGA Relocation Competition
You can read the full story on stltoday.com
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 07/23/2015

Comptroller Green welcomes National Blues Museum Director to St. Louis
Comptroller Darlene Green & Zeta Phi Beta Sorority hosted a welcome reception on 7/16
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 07/17/2015

Comptroller Green announces the City of St. Louis has an operating surplus
New numbers for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 07/10/2015

Gov. Nixon signs bill designed to keep NGA in St. Louis
The bill would allow for additional tax increment financing for the site located in North St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 06/23/2015

STL Youth Jobs Launch for 2015
Donations are coming in for the summer jobs program which benefits St. Louis Youth
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/27/2015

Frankie Freeman Receives Star on Walk of Fame
Comptroller Green and other Local Leaders were on hand to share in the Special Day
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/22/2015

E & A PUBLIC HEARING TIME CORRECTION
Public Hearing is open to concerned citizens and members of the media
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/16/2015

Comptroller statement on the appointment of a new Missouri State Auditor
"I wished her all the best in her new position."
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/15/2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Protesters Matter
Commentary from Comptroller Darlene Green
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 03/11/2015

Red Cross Charles Drew Blood Drive
Turnout was better than expected for the semi-annual blood drive
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/27/2015

Volunteers with NABA Provide Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers with NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants provide free income tax preparation and filing
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/26/2015

Comptroller Green reacts to the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich
"Today is a day to put politics aside and reflect on the life and legacy of Tom Schweich."
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/26/2015

Standard and Poor's Gives A Rating To Upcoming Bond Transaction
Upcoming $22.8M bond transaction gets A rating.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 01/16/2015

Free Income Tax Preparation for St. Louis residents
Free tax preparation and filing is available for St. Louis residents earning up to $58,000 annually
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 01/16/2015

A Look Back at 2014 and Ferguson
Commentary from Comptroller Darlene Green on Ferguson and the future
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 12/22/2014

Comptroller Green reacts to Grand Jury's decision in Michael Brown shooting
Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 11/25/2014

Comptroller Resolution on Public Safety
Presented during the October Board of E&A meeting
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 10/16/2014

The Cardinals Postseason Brings in Tax Revenue
Red October means Green for St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 10/10/2014

Our Pens Are Mighty Celebrating Writers and Authors with STL 250
An invitation from Comptroller Darlene Green
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 09/19/2014

Celebrating Writers and Authors with STL 250
These are the Top 50 writers in the St. Louis area, as chosen by a committee
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 09/08/2014

Commentary from Comptroller Darlene Green
Using Police Body Cameras to Cut Crime
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/25/2014

Its About Saving Jobs
New hope for the old Pruitt-Igoe housing site
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/08/2014

NABA Volunteers Provide Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers with the National Association of Black Accountants help residents prepare and file taxes
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/22/2014

St. Louis becomes the first city in US to receive award
Award is presented by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Great West
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/16/2014

St. Louis Sentinel features City's Comptroller
Sentinel newspaper features local leaders during Black History Month
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/16/2014

St. Louis receives Award at Conference of Mayors
Leading the Climb to a Bright Financial Future
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 03/13/2014

Inauguration 2013
Darlene Green will begin a fifth term as the City's Comptroller. Inauguration to be held on Tuesday, April 16th.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/15/2013

Women's History Month 2013
Comptroller Green's comments on Women's History Month 2013
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 03/29/2013

Commentary from Comptroller Office
Commentary from Comptroller's Office in support of Hot Spot policing efforts.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 09/24/2012

Comptroller Green Reaches Out to SLU
St.Louis Comptroller's office released statement in support of fund transfer for "Hot Spot" Policing
Press release | | 09/18/2012

FY12 Year End
St.Louis Comptroller's office released Fiscal Year 2012 year end numbers.
Press release | | 08/03/2012

Fire Pension Statement
Statement from Comptroller Darlene Green Regarding the Firemen’s Pension Plan
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/02/2012

Women's History Month / Voter Awareness
Celebrate Women's History month with Comptroller Darlene Green, State Rep. Karla May, Committee Woman Mattie Moore, and the League of Women Voters.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 03/12/2012

Forest Park Bond Response
Letter to the Editor: Comptroller Darlene Green responds to the Forest Park Bond request.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 11/28/2011

City's A+ Credit Rating Remains Strong Despite Federal Debt Downgrade
The city’s A+ credit rating remains strong in light of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt over the weekend
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 08/11/2011

Lambert Airport Bonds A Big Hit With Investors
The Lambert Airport refunding transaction provides several benefits for the city, airport, signatory airlines and bond investors.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 06/23/2011

Fresh ideas abound with young managers
Comptroller Green is constantly working to improve operations and efficiencies within the comptroller’s office
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 03/30/2011

Green remarks on HB26
The following is Comptroller Green’s prepared testimony in support of State Rep. Tishaura Jones’ HB26 before the House Ways and Means Committee.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 03/08/2011

First INC Yourself 2011 Seminar Gets Participants Ready For Business
INC Yourself 2011 got off to a great start with its first business seminar last month. 
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 02/24/2011

Inc Yourself Business Seminar Rescheduled
Rescheduled “Inc. Yourself in the New Year” business seminar set for Tuesday, February 22.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 02/07/2011

Comptroller Green To Sponsor Business Seminar
Comptroller Darlene Green calls on you to turn your dream or passion into a business in 2011 
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 12/22/2010

City Earns A+ Long-Term Credit Rating and Stable Outlook Affirmation
S&P affirms A+ long-term credit rating on the city’s $49.8 million of general obligation debt the city’s stable financial outlook.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/16/2010

Comptroller Green Working To Defeat Earnings Tax Repeal
Comptroller Green will speak out against Proposition A on Oct. 1 during her keynote address at the annual Workers Rights Board breakfast.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 09/02/2010

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