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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.