Greg Ball's News items

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE: ANDREW CUOMO WIDELY PRAISED FOR 2012 TAX DEAL

Written by: Joseph Spector

ALBANY — For about 4.4 million middle-class New Yorkers, the deal crafted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed by the Legislature on Wednesday will mean an income-tax cut of $300 to $400 a year.

December 13, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: CHEERING THE END OF THE MTA PAYROLL TAX

By Daniel McDonough

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in West Hempstead, Nassau County Monday morning to sign into law the measure that will reduce the MTA payroll tax as part of his New York Works Agenda unveiled last week.

December 13, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: CHEERING THE END OF THE MTA PAYROLL TAX

 

By Daniel McDonough

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in West Hempstead, Nassau County Monday morning to sign into law the measure that will reduce the MTA payroll tax as part of his New York Works Agenda unveiled last week.

December 13, 2011
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LOHUD: BUSINESSES HAIL RELIEF FROM MTA PAYROLL TAX

 

Written by: Ken Valenti

The easing of the transit-supporting payroll tax will bring relief for small businesses and private schools in the Lower Hudson Valley.

December 13, 2011
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SENATOR BALL RETURNS FROM SPECIAL SESSION TO TALK DETAILS ON TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION PLAN

“LOWEST TAX FOR MIDDLE CLASS IN 50 YEARS, MTA PAYROLL TAX, ‘BYE, BYE’”

December 8, 2011
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NYS DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: STATE LAND ACQUISITION EXPANDS CRANBERRY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE AREA

 

ALBANY, NY (12/06/2011)(readMedia)– The Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area has expanded by a third with New York state’s acquisition of a 261-acre property in Putnam County that is prized for wildlife habitat and water quality protection, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The property, known as North Hollow, is located within the Great Swamp watershed and was acquired by the state with federal grant money and a private donation.

December 6, 2011
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NY TIMES: AS ECONOMY LAGS, CUOMO RECONSIDERS TAX STANCE

By THOMAS KAPLAN

Faced with a worsening financial climate, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that he was contemplating whether to propose changes to the state tax code, and he did not rule out the possibility that he would seek to raise taxes on wealthy New Yorkers.

December 5, 2011
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN!

Letter to the editor:

What a great community we live in! On Saturday November 12th we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 600 Veterans at the Mahopac Fire House. Let me be perfectly blunt: we could not have done it without the outpouring of community support from local businesses, organizations and hundreds of volunteers.

November 16, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: VETERAN HONORED FOR SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.—Yorktown resident and veteran John McQuillan was recognized by the town Tuesday night for his service both to his country and to his community.

November 15, 2011
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BREWSTER PATCH: PROJECTS HAVE JOB-PRODUCING POTENTIAL, BUT TIMELINE IS UP IN THE AIR

 

By Ashley Tarr

More than half a dozen projects — some of which are “shovel-ready” — across Putnam County are currently being negotiated.

November 8, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: WILLIAMS TO BE INDUCTED INTO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

Bob Williams of Lewisboro, a World War II veteran, will be inducted into the first class of the 40th Senate District’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame, at a celebration in Carmel on Thursday.

November 8, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: LOCAL POLITICIANS CRITICIZE NYSEG RESPONSE

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.— Even as the snow from this past weekend’s storm melts away, local politicians aren’t letting what they feel is a lack of adequate response from power company NYSEG drift from their agenda.

November 8, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR NYSEG INVESTIGATION

By Plamena Pesheva

A freak snow storm that left thousands of Yorktown residents without power for days and some for nearly a week, has gotten local and state officials to investigate New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) for its “lack of responsiveness.”

November 8, 2011
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DAILY CORTLANDT: BALL TOURS WESTCHESTER STORM DAMAGE

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y.  – Senator Greg Ball (R, C/Patterson) met with Lewisboro Town Supervisor Charlie Duffy on Tuesday to tour the damage and power outages caused by Saturday’s snowstorm.

November 2, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: VETERAN HONORED FOR SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.—Yorktown resident and veteran John McQuillan was recognized by the town Tuesday night for his service both to his country and to his community.

November 2, 2011
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THE PATCH: VILLAGE NOMINATES LOCAL VETERAN FOR DISTRICT HONOR

By Ashley Tarr

When State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) asked Brewster officials to pick a veteran worthy of a nomination to the 40th District Hall of Fame, the choice was easy.

November 1, 2011
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LOHUD: LOCAL SENATORS READY TO QUESTION MTA CHIEF NOMINEE

 

Before Joseph Lhota takes over as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he can expect to hear two phrases from the Lower Hudson Valley’s state senators: “payroll tax” and “forensic audit.”

November 1, 2011
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