Greg Ball's Press releases

SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS $200,000 FOR PHILIPSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER

Philipstown, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was happy to announce that Philipstown recently received a $200,000 state grant for capital improvements to the Community Recreation Center, in Garrison.

February 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF PUTNAM’S FIRST COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of David Bruen, Putnam’s first county executive.

February 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL URGES ASSEMBLY TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PREVENT WELFARE PURCHASES AT LIQUOR STORES, CASINOS & STRIP CLUBS

Albany, N.Y. – 02/04/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Senate Deputy Majority Leader Tom Libous and other New York State Senate colleagues at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to urge the Assembly passage of the Public Assistance Integrity Act (PAIA), a concept supported by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget Proposal.

February 4, 2014
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TEMPLE BETH SHALOM DONATES COATS FOR SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

Mahopac, N.Y. – 02/01/2014 – On Friday afternoon Temple Beth Shalom joined Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I – Patterson) Veterans Winter Clothing Drive by donated winter coats to veterans in the Hudson Valley.

February 1, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL TO HOST COMMON CORE WORKSHOP IN YORKTOWN

by Joe Jenkins

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R- 40th District) will partner with Parents for a Common Cause to host a Common Core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

January 31, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS MAHOPAC FALLS VOLUNTEER FD AT MAYDAY FUNDRAISER

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday evening at Claddagh Bar and Grill in Mahopac for a MAYDAY Fundraiser.

January 30, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST STUDENT-BASED COMMON CORE WORKSHOP IN YORKTOWN

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) in conjunction with Parents for a Common Cause will be hosting a student-based common core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown Heights on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

January 30, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL JOINS OUT-OF-NETWORK HEALTHCARE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

by Joe Jenkins

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R- 40th District) joined other members of the New York Senate Health Committee on Monday, Jan. 27, in Albany, for a roundtable discussion on out-of-network health care.

January 29, 2014
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LOHUD: GET INVOLVED

Two local families who lost their sons to drug addiction will participate in a drug crisis roundtable at Carmel Town Hall at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

The Salomone and Christiansen families organized a series of forums to promote awareness and provide resources and support to those individuals and their families affected by drug addiction.

January 29, 2014
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CAPITAL NY: AT SENATE HEARING, DOCTORS ASK FOR OUT-OF-NETWORK CHANGES

By Jessica Alaimo

ALBANY—Doctors and patients pleaded for changes to out-of-network health care coverage, at a hearing convened on Monday by the State Senate’s health committee.

“The confusion in the marketplace is beyond what I can comprehend and advise,” said ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia McLaughlin, who told lawmakers she’s losing patients due to insurance restrictions. “I’m looking at less than six months that I can stay in business and I’m very frightened.”

January 28, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS EFFORTS WITH “DRUG CRISIS IN OUR BACKYARD” TO HOST COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/28/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will collaborate with Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Senator Ball’s Student Advisory Council and two local families who recently lost their sons to drug addiction to host a Drug Crisis Roundtable at the Carmel Town Hall on Thursday February 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM.

January 28, 2014
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: BILL WOULD KEEP ‘COP KILLERS’ BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE

By KELLY FAY

A Hudson Valley senator is fighting to keep those convicted of killing a law enforcement official in prison and punished to the full extent of the law. Sen. Greg Ball has launched a petition and is drafting legislation to prevent “cop killers” from becoming eligible for parole.

January 27, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS MAHOPAC ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB AT ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER

Mahopac, N.Y. – 01/27/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Mahopac Italian American Club on Saturday evening at their annual Installation of Officers Dinner.

January 27, 2014
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SEN. HANNON & SEN. BALL WORK TO FIGHT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

Albany, N.Y. – 01/27/2014 – The New York Senate Health Committee hosted a roundtable discussion on Monday to discuss out-of-network insurance coverage. Chairman Kemp Hannon (R – Nassau County), Health Committee Member Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), and other Committee Members focused on legislative proposals (including S2551/A7253 and S6207/A8494) that would enable New Yorkers to continue to be able to purchase health coverage that enables them to see the physician of their choice.

January 27, 2014
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BREWSTER HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL NIGHT TO CELEBRATE WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARK HERZLICH

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/27/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined New York Giant Mark Herzlich at the 7th Annual “Night To Celebrate” Brewster Sports Foundation Dinner on Friday night at the Starr Ridge Banquet & Conference Center in Brewster.

January 27, 2014
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THE DAILY VOICE: BILL TO ALLOW USE OF DRONES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES PROPOSED IN NEW YORK

by Justin Quinn

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — State Sen. Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is introducing a bill that would allow the use of unmanned aircraft systems for both commercial and law enforcement use in New York State, with heavy restrictions.

January 26, 2014
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KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS ROBOTICS COMPETITION

Somers, N.Y. – 01/26/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined 24 student robotic teams from across the Hudson Valley, Long Island, upstate New York and Connecticut as they competed on Saturday for six spots to the FIRST Tech Challenge Hudson Valley Championship hosted at Pace University on Sunday, February 16.

January 26, 2014
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SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE TO HOST OUT-OF-NETWORK ROUNDTABLE

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Monday, January 27th: Roundtable at 10 AM***

SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE TO HOST OUT-OF-NETWORK ROUNDTABLE

Albany, N.Y. – 01/24/2014 – The New York Senate Health Committee will host a roundtable discussion on Monday, January 27th to discuss out-of-network insurance coverage. Chairman Kemp Hannon (R – Nassau County), Health Committee Member Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), and other Committee Members will focus on  legislative proposals (including S2551/A7253 and S6207/A8494) that would enable New Yorkers to continue to be able to purchase health coverage that enables them to see the physician of their choice.

January 24, 2014
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LEGISLATORS, VETS TO CUOMO: HONOR OUR HEROES, KEEP YOUR WORD

Albany, N.Y. – 01/24/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is calling on Governor Cuomo to make good on his commitment to provide a 5% contract set aside for service-connected disabled veterans.

January 24, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS SOMERS AND PUTNAM VALLEY HS AT PUTNAM CHALLENGE

Brewster, N.Y. – 1/23/2014– Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, recently joined the Somers and Putnam Valley Varsity Basketball team’s at the 7th annual Putnam Challenge boys basketball tournament.

January 23, 2014
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