Issues: Local Government

AIRPORT AUTHORITY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S3250A), which creates a Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The law takes effect immediately.  “This new entity will allow the airport to function more like a business and find ways to operate more efficiently,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

August 18, 2011
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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL DISCUSSES PROPERTY TAX CAP, DANGER OF HYDROFRACKING

 

By Liz Giegerich

New York State Senator Greg Ball stopped by Cortlandt’s monthly town board meeting last night to discuss the property tax cap, among other issues.

August 17, 2011
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November 1, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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October 13, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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October 6, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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September 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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September 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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September 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN MILAN

 

***TONIGHT AT 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/15/11) – Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be in Milan, N.Y. next week, the 8th stop on his Town Hall Tour schedule. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. It’s also an opportunity for people to speak with their Senator about issues affecting their community. Previous stops have included engaging discussions about issues including property taxes, pension reform, repealing the MTA payroll tax, hydraulic fracturing and waste water run-off.

August 15, 2011
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: SENATOR BALL ROLLS INTO NORTH SALEM

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) appeared at Tuesday’s town boardmeeting to report on the year’s advances in the state legislature. “The progress we made in Albany this year was significant,” Ball said. With bi-partisan support, several important issues were resolved. Ball cited the property tax cap, the state budget, and mandate relief, and talked about his role as chairman of the committee for Homeland Security, Veterans and Naval Affairs.

August 15, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL TALKS UNFUNDED MANDATES, INDIAN POINT AT TOWN HALL TALK

 

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) discussed local issues that affect Mt. Kisco during a stop in the Village Monday night as a part of his town hall tour. Topics discussed included unfunded mandates and Indian Point.

August 14, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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Senator Martins Participates in Lil' Explorers Storytime at the Westbury Library

Senator Jack M. Martins was at the Westbury Library Wednesday evening as he participated in Lil’ Explorers Storytime with the community’s pre-kindergarten to second grade children. Storytime was held outdoors since it was such a beautiful summer evening.

Senator Martins read “Duck on a Bike,” by David Shannon. In the story, the duck shows the other animals that it can ride a bike.

After storytime, Senator Martins stayed with the children as they made their crafts. “It was a wonderful evening to be in Westbury and spending time with the children,” he said. “It’s so important they continue to enjoy stories. It encourages interaction, socialization and there are some great lessons to be learned in children’s books. I want to thank the Westbury Library for having me.”

August 11, 2011
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Senator Martins Participates in Cellphones for Soldiers - Unused Phones Can Be Dropped Off at District Office

The District Office of Senator Jack M. Martins is now a drop-off point for the Cellphones for Soldiers program. The program encourages residents to show their appreciation for our service men and women serving overseas by donating unused cell phones.

The phones are then turned into calling cards, which are sent to our troops so they can use them to call home.

"I am proud to support this great cause. With many of our brave men and women serving overseas, it’s incumbent on us to support them as much as possible. This is just someting small we can do to show our appreciation to those serving in the military to protect our freedom and way of life," said Senator Martins.

August 10, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL’S MOUNT KISCO STOP INCLUDES LEGISLATIVE RECAP, RAGING GRANNIES

By Tom Auchterlonie

State senator briefs village trustees on the recent state legislative session.

August 9, 2011
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Senator Martins Thanks Summer Interns

Senator Jack M. Martins thanked the interns that worked in his District Office in Garden City Park this summer. The interns will be going back to school soon to continue their academic careers and now have the experience of working in a Senate Office.

The interns included Reid Christian Rosello of Garden City, a student at Hobart College; Aine O’Rourke of Mineola, a student at Boston College; Charlie Mack of Manhasset, a student at Manhasset High School; Danielle Lefland of Roslyn, a student at Roslyn High School; Stacy Chacko of New Hyde Park, a student at New Hyde Park Memorial High School; and Anthony Gallo of Mineola, a student at Chaminade High School.

August 9, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL NEXT STOP MT. KISCO TOWN HALL

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.– New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be at the Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, August 8.

August 9, 2011
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BRINGING HELP WITH STATE GOVERNMENT TO YOU

Last Thursday, I met Lexi, a therapy dog at The Chatty K-9, a combination pet store, dog grooming and dog training business in the village of Central Square.

I was spending the day in Central Square as part of my second mobile district office program that I started last month to help make it easier for the residents of Central and Northern New York to get help from their state government.

Since January, I have opened full-time offices in Oswego County, Jefferson County and St. Lawrence County where my staff is available five days a week to help with state or other government offices.

August 9, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN MT. KISCO

***Monday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/08/11) – Property taxes, pension costs, healthcare…oh my! If you’d like to know what your New York State Senator is doing about these issues and more, head to the Mount Kisco town hall tonight. Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is continuing his Town Hall Tour schedule tonight with a stop in Mount Kisco, N.Y. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. It’s also an opportunity for residents to speak with Senator Ball about issue affecting their community. Another stop is planned for tomorrow in North Salem (8/9). For the complete Town Hall Tour schedule, click here.

August 8, 2011
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