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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** BALL JOINS GIBSON FOR TOWN HALL MEETING

 

***Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM***

August 22, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of August 22nd

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

August 22, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Celebrates His Fifth Sponsored and Signed Bill of 2011

August 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is happy to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Senator’s fifth sponsored bill into law:

“Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed my fifth sponsored piece of legislation into law (S.333/A.7007). Although it is easy enough for legislators to submit bills for consideration, it is not always easy for those of us who are not in the Majority to be effective legislators and get our bills passed and signed into law.

I celebrate that five of my sponsored bills have been approved in both the Senate and the Assembly, and signed into law by the Governor during the 2011 Session.

August 22, 2011
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Senator John DeFrancisco at the Near Westside Block Party in Syracuse

Senator John DeFrancisco celebrates with children at the Near Westside Block Party on August 18th in Syracuse.

August 22, 2011
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THE PATCH: RELEASE: SENATOR BALL “GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

 

By Liz Giegerich

Senator Ball Joins Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker for Fracking Tour

August 19, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Asks

August 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has posed the following question today to his Facebook friends:

Who here thinks that Governor Andrew Cuomo played games with us when he let the Port Authority claim they'd hike the toll fares by $6 and then he could come along and act like a hero saying to only make it a $1.50 increase?

Yes, Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to make us look like fools.

No, Governor Andrew Cuomo is my hero.

August 19, 2011
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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** HBO FILMMAKER SET TO TESTIFY

 

***Tuesday, August 23rd 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.***

GASLAND Director Josh Fox to Speak at Senator Ball’s Fracking Hearing

August 19, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending August 21, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, final details regarding the 4th Annual Women's Wellness Fair, a thank you to all those who supported the Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive and some great upcoming events around the district.

August 19, 2011
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CAPITAL TONIGHT: SEN. BALL TALKS HYDROFRACKING TOUR

New Yorkers are still sharply divided over whether hydrofracking should be allowed. The big holdup is whether drilling can be done without environmental damage. State Senator Greg Ball wanted to get a firsthand look at the impact of hydrofracking, so he traveled to Pennsylvania with filmmaker Josh Fox.

August 19, 2011
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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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NY SENATOR BALL TOURS PA’S GASLAND, SPEAKS OUT

 

by adamaecompton

Just when you think no human in government is willing to step up and speak out, the phone rings. Your master lets you know it’s time to google “what does a senator do,” and then Senator Greg Ball (NY- R, C) shows up the next day. The local paper ran my human family’s op/ed piece about the visit, and the text of it is below.

August 18, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL’S LATEST TARGET? HYDROFRACKING

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

If you’re judging by a steady stream of press releases in recent weeks, Sen. Greg Ball’s latest target is one that has left Senate Republicans split: hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

August 18, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL VS. FRACKERS

 

by Rick Karlin

You’ve got to give him credit for unpredictability: Hudson Valley Republican Sen. Greg Ball typically wears his conservatism on his sleeve — the former Air Force officer is pro-gun, speaks frequently about the need to cut spending and has significant Tea Party support.

August 18, 2011
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