TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN PAWLING
Senator Greg Ball Returns to Hometown for Legislative Update
Pawling, N.Y. – (09/15/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was back in his hometown last night, providing a legislative update to the residents and town board of Pawling, N.Y. The Senator spoke of progress made during the last legislative session, including a property tax cap, mandate relief, ethics reform, as well as stronger protections for veterans’ and women’s rights. The Senator also told the town he’s calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to summon the New York State Legislature back to Albany for a Special Session focusing on job creation.
“In my office alone, we have identified twelve employers in the 40th district that would love to come to New York if we could create a more business-friendly state,” said Ball. “That’s about 3,000 jobs! At a time when unemployment is through the roof, we cannot afford to miss this opportunity,” added Ball.
The Senator also fielded questions from residents who raised concerns about property taxes and the recently passed Property Tax Cap. Senator Ball admitted, “The tax cap is not perfect and I would still like to see a local option to freeze taxes for seniors 65 years and older. However, it’s a good first start and forces the conversation about making tough choices.”
Senator Ball has formed a Mandate Relief Advisory Council, made up of local leaders and stakeholders from all over the 40th Senate District. The Council meets regularly to discuss ways to ease the burden on local governments struggling with unfunded mandates and rising property taxes. (VIDEO)
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716