POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) reviewed the state legislature’s last session for the Pound Ridge Town Board last week, covering topics that ranged from job creation to the tax cap to unfunded mandates.
By State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Rory Lancman
Much has been made of the lack of specific demands of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. But the themes underlying the protests are clear: accountability on Wall Street for the financial crisis that tanked the global economy; shared sacrifice as we pull ourselves out of an economic mess that the middle class and working poor didn't create; and a political system controlled by people, not corporations.
Republican state Senator Greg Ball will be at the Carmel Town Board meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday 10/5) to talk about creating jobs and economic revitalization. He will team up with former White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino.
Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he’s “demanding answers” after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Tuesday a widely praised deal where IBM, Intel and other technology companies plan to invest $4.4 billion for nanotechnology research across the Hudson Valley and in other parts of upstate.
Sen. Greg Ball is questioning the economic development deal announced last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which will help a consortium of tech companies research chip manufacturing on 450-millimeter wafers.
Former President Bill Clinton yesterday weighed in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts at creating regional economic councils, saying the move has increased confidence among outsiders in New York’s government.
Citizens across the country are concerned about the nation’s high unemployment rate, and those concerns, which are undoubtedly shared by many Lewisboro residents, are being heard loud and clear by the town’s political delegates.
Lewisboro’s representatives at the county, state and federal levels recently spoke to The Ledger about their goals and priorities for the next year, and employment was their first topic of discussion.
“The number one theme, of course, is job creation in our Hudson Valley and across the United States,” Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, 19th District, said this week.
Senator Ball Accepts Applications at Dutchess County Job Fair
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – (09/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today teamed-up with the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce to help local people find jobs. The Senator attended a job fair in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. where he accepted applications and resumes for positions open within his Senate office.
“Teaming up with the Chamber, and other employment resources, is critically important to getting people back to work,” said Ball. “At the state level, I’m calling on the governor to convene a Special Session focused specifically on jobs. We simply cannot wait until January to address this crisis,” added Ball.
As part of his focus on job creation in New York State District 40, Sen. Greg Ball announced plans to open a new office in Peekskill by early 2012. Ball made the announcement during a presentation to the Peekskill Common Council at their work session last night.
During New York Senator Greg Ball’s visit to Peekskill’s Committee of the Whole meeting last night, city officials asked him for help where they need it most-with pension costs, financing for their struggling small businesses and to help with infrastructure repairs.