Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in a statement called the lack of procurement a “missed opportunity” at the end of the legislative session in Albany.

Lawmakers have left town without voting for any reforms to oversight or transparency to economic development spending.

The Legislature had sought, among other items, to restore DiNapoli’s procurement power for spending that pass through SUNY and CUNY-related entities, a common vehicle for economic development funding.

“The failure to enact procurement reform was a missed opportunity to protect taxpayers’ dollars and prevent corruption,” DiNapoli said. “Enhancing independent oversight of state contracting, especially with regard to economic development spending, is needed to ensure accountability and transparency. I hope the legislature will consider the clean contracting proposal when they reconvene.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had opposed the bill, seeking instead to appoint a inspector general who would oversee contracting at state agencies. Other measures, including bills that would increase transparency for the regional state economic development councils and the START-UP NY program also faltered.