Greg Ball's Press releases

LOHUD: SEN. BALL, LEGISLATORS SEEK N.Y. CONTRACT PREFERENCE FOR DISABLED VETERANS

Written by: ASHLEY HUPFL

ALBANY — State lawmakers Tuesday pushed the Legislature to pass a bill that would give state contract preference to service-disabled veterans who own businesses.

The bill, N.Y. Jobs for Heroes Program, would help disabled veterans receive state contracts to open small businesses. The bill would aim to award at least 5 percent of state contracts and subcontracts to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, said Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson.

January 15, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL URGES PASSAGE OF ‘JOBS FOR HEROES’ PROGRAM

by Joe Jenkins

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball called on his fellow lawmakers to pass the “Jobs for Heroes” program that would create a state- contract preference for small businesses in New York owned by service-connected disabled veterans.

January 15, 2014
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TROY RECORD: RELIEF FROM COLD: SHELTER FOR PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS AVAILABLE IN CAPITAL REGION

By Andrew Beam

While many people may seek shelter from the cold after their power goes out, what does a family do if they have a pet living with them?

Luckily, there are options in the Capital District for where pets can go when a family must seek shelter elsewhere so they don’t need to freeze out in the cold.

January 14, 2014
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FOX 23: LOCAL LEADERS WANT TOUGHER LAWS TO PROTECT DOGS LEFT IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES

ALBANY, N.Y. – Two local leaders are calling for tougher legislation to protect companion animals in cold weather.

Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) called for the new legislation in order to protect companion animals from being left outside in the freezing cold.

January 14, 2014
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THE PATCH: LOCALS MAY TOUGHEN PUPPY-MILL LAWS

Posted by Lanning Taliaferro

Communities that want to regulate pet dealers more strictly than the state does may now do so under a law signed Jan. 10 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The change in state law, allowing local governments to be more stringent (but not less) came after an Internet firestorm erupted over an upstate breeder’s outdoor facilities for border collies.

January 14, 2014
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: SENATE MAJORITY COALITION PUSHES ‘JOBS FOR HEROES’ BILL

by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist

The Senate’s ruling coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats is pushing legislation — a version of which was vetoed once before by Gov. David Paterson — that would add small businesses owned by service-connected disabled veterans to the list of those who receive preference on state contracts.

The so-called NY Jobs for Heroes Program is sponsored by Republican Sen. Greg Ball, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and in the Assembly by Democrat Felix Ortiz, who served in the Army.

January 14, 2014
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LOHUD: BALL, LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR VETERANS’ INCENTIVES

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State lawmakers today pushed the Legislature to pass a bill that would provide state contract preference for service-disabled veterans who own businesses.

The bill, NY Jobs for Heroes Program, would help disabled veterans receive state contracts to open small businesses. The bill would aim to reward at least five percent of state contracting and subcontracting of businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, said Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County.

January 14, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON NY HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE

Ball: “New York will now see the true nature of this beast”

Albany, N.Y. – 01/13/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement regarding New York States Healthcare Exchange.

January 13, 2014
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BALL & TEDISCO: “IT SHOULD BE A FELONY TO CALLOUSLY LEAVE DOGS OUT IN THE FREEZING COLD WITH NO PLACE TO STAY WARM”

Albany, N.Y.  – 01/12/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today called for tough new legislation to protect our companion animals from being left outside in the freezing cold all day and night like what was occurring in the puppy mill in the town of Sprakers in Montgomery County.

January 12, 2014
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NYS SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHARON PASSING

Brewster, N.Y.  – 01/11/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issuing the following statement regarding the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

January 11, 2014
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CHAIRMAN GREG BALL HOSTS ALBANY PRESS CONFERENCE URGING PASSAGE OF “JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

Albany, N.Y.  – 01/10/2014 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a press conference on Tuesday morning at 10AM in room 332 of the New York State Capitol Building to stress the importance of passing the NY Jobs For Heroes Program, a concept that was recently supported by Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address.

January 10, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATE OF THE STATE

Albany, N.Y. – 1/08/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issuing the following statement regarding the State of the State address.

January 8, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: BALL ENDORSES CUOMO’S TAX RELIEF BILL

by Joe Jenkins

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) released a statement supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent $2 billion tax relief proposal.

January 8, 2014
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SENATOR BALL HONORS PUTNAM VALLEY EAGLE SCOUT WITH SENATE PROCLAMATION

Putnam Valley, N.Y. – 01/07/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, presented Patrick O’Grady from Putnam Valley with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday afternoon at the Putnam Valley Firehouse.

Eagle Scout is the highest possible rank in the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle Scout is an honor that is held for life and is said, “once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

January 7, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: BALL PRAISES CUOMO BACKING OF JOBS FOR HEROES PROGRAM

by Nathan Bruttell

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) recently addressed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan supporting the New York Jobs for Heroes program.

The program would create a state contract preference for small businesses in New York State owned by service-connected disabled veterans.

January 7, 2014
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM, TO INTRODUCE 3-YEAR MORATORIUM & SEEKS INPUT ON COMMON CORE LEGISLATION

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/07/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is inviting parents, teachers and concerned residents to attend a Common Core Forum at the Carmel Town Hall of January 16th at 6:00 PM.

January 7, 2014
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AP: CUOMO TO BOOST OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS

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In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to announce efforts to help the state’s roughly 900,000 military veterans, the Associated Press reported this morning.

It’s the latest detail about the governor’s speech. It’s planned to focus heavily on the economy, jobs and property taxes.

January 6, 2014
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BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON CUOMO TAX PLAN: FREEZE SCHOOL TAXES FOR SENIORS!!

Albany, N.Y. – 1/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issuing the following statement regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $2 billion tax relief proposal.

January 6, 2014
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SENATOR BALL JOINS FORMER NY YANKEE AT GRAND OPENING FOR MAHOPAC SPORTS COMPLEX

Mahopac, N.Y. – 01/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Shane Spencer, former New York Yankee and 3 time World Series champion, at the ribbon cutting for Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex in Mahopac.

The Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex is an indoor sports facility geared for all sports. The facility is equipped with 5 batting cages, pitching machines, major league baseball instructors, camps, clinics, private lessons and much more.

January 6, 2014
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES CRITICAL SUPPORT FROM GOVERNOR FOR JOBS FOR HEROES PROGRAM

Albany, N.Y. – 01/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement about Governor Cuomo’s plan to support the “NY Jobs For Heroes Program” to help businesses owned by disabled veterans.

January 6, 2014
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