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LOHUD: BALL ON CLINTON ON NEW YORK

Posted by: Mike Risinit

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.

September 30, 2011
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DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE: FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM LAW STALLED IN ALBANY

 

Written by: CARA MATTHEWS

ALBANY — While advocacy groups continue to sound the alarm about New York’s lack of progress in creating a health-care exchange, Republican leaders in the Senate, where the bill is stalled, are saying there’s no rush.

September 30, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SENATOR BALL TO JOIN FORCES WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON OVER TAXES, CONSOLIDATION

by Bob Dumas

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) of the 40th Senate District, which includes Mount Kisco and Bedford, will be joined by former President Bill Clinton this week on a new commission designed to consolidate state government and save taxpayer money.

September 26, 2011
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DAILY CORTLANDT: SPECIAL SESSION ON JOBS IS NEEDED

The following is written by NY State Senator Greg Ball (R,C Patterson), 40th District:

September 26, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: LEGISLATORS LOOK AHEAD

Written by: Matt Spillane

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.

September 22, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: EMPLOYERS, JOB SEEKERS CONVENE AT CHAMBER CAREER FAIR

Written by: Sarah Bradshaw

It’s Ronald Bullock’s career dream to be a chef and a business owner.

But the former construction worker hasn’t had steady employment since 2008, and he needs to make money before he can start a small business, the 43-year-old married Walden resident said.

That’s what brought him 25 miles to the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Work Local First job fair Wednesday at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

September 22, 2011
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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL PLANS TO OPEN CAREER CENTER IN PEEKSKILL

 

By Liz Giegerich

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.

September 20, 2011
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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL TALKS SMALL BUSINESS, PENSIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS WITH PEEKSKILL OFFICIALS

 

By Liz Giegerich

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.

September 20, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: ‘GO PURPLE’ KICKS OFF AT MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Ellsworth (middle) stands among county and state officials during Friday’s breakfast.

 

September 19, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: NEW YORK STATE’S STORM CLEANUP COULD TAKE MONTHS

Written by: Cara Matthews

ALBANY — Cleanup of hard-hit areas in New York from Tropical Storm Irene is expected to take months because roads and bridges have to be rebuilt, farms restored and infrastructure reconstructed.

September 19, 2011
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION ON JOB CREATION

by Bob Dumas

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is calling on Governor Cuomo to call the state legislature back to Albany for a special session on job creation.

September 19, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: WESTCHESTER VETS MAY PARTICIPATE IN ‘SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES’ PROGRAM

WHITE PLAINS – Non-active duty Westchester County veterans who did not receive a service connected hearing or vision condition may now participate in a program that will offer them discount dental and eye care.

September 19, 2011
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PBS: IS NEW YORK BACKTRACKING ON HEALTH CARE REFORM? (WITH VIDEO)

 

John Farley

(VIDEO)

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, New York seemed to be on the fast-track to implementing health care reform.

September 15, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL, KRUEGER JOUST OVER NEED FOR SPEED ON HEALTH EXCHANGE (WITH AUDIO)

by Casey Seiler

Sens. Greg Ball and Liz Krueger debated the state’s creation of a health benefit exchange, one of the major items left dangling at the end of the 2011 legislative session, on Susan Arbetter’s “Capitol Pressroom” on Wednesday morning. Depending on who you talk to, the exchange — required by the federal Health Care Reform Act — is either the camel’s nose under the tent of Obamacare or an absolutely necessary resource to reduce the cost of health insurance for small businesses.

September 15, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP STILL HOLDING UP INSURANCE-EXCHANGE LEGISLATION

 

Posted by: Cara Matthews

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

September 15, 2011
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WAMC: UPSTATE NEW YORK: STORM RECOVERY UPDATE (WITH AUDIO)

 

Dave Lucas

NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Cleanup and rebuilding across upstate New York in the aftermath of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee is expected to take months. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update…

September 14, 2011
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THE PATCH: PROGRAM BRINGS DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS FOR VETERANS TO WESTCHESTER

By Brian Marschhauser

State and county politicians gathered in White Plains Monday in an effort to raise awareness for Smiling on America’s Heroes—a new program that provides discounted dental and eye care for retired military veterans.

September 14, 2011
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