SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: The economy is being suffocated: Those are the words of New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. This week his office released a report showing the state’s tax receipts in May were down almost 20 percent compared to May of last year, a loss of $767 million. Last week, the same office released a report showing that sales tax collections in May were down $427 million compared to last year, which equals a loss of 32.3 percent. With both state and sales tax receipts down, DiNapoli is echoing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for federal assistance. He discussed the state’s dire financial situation with Spectrum News's Susan Arbetter on Wednesday’s edition of Capital Tonight.