Utica city comptroller Bill Morehouse painted a much rosier picture than expected on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning this week.

Joining us for the first time since he took office in January, Morehouse withdrew prior skepticism of how the comptroller's office was run. He also clarified the circumstances of the money the city owes to the school district.

Plus, Morehouse took tough questions on his inability to fulfill two crucial election campaign promises: That he'd work $1 a year, and that he wouldn't holdover his predecessor as deputy comptroller: