Greg Ball's Press releases

LOHUD: BALL ANNOUNCES STATE GRANT MONIES FOR PUTNAM AND WESTCHESTER LIBRARIES

 

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News from State Sen. Greg Ball’s Office on state grant monies for seven libraries in Putnam and Westchster for construction projects:

June 25, 2013
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SENATOR BALL’S BILL TO CREATE PUTNAM COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL TAX FREE HOLIDAY FAILS IN ASSEMBLY

Albany, N.Y. – 6/24/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that S3878A, legislation to authorize the County of Putnam to grant a back to school tax free holiday, has passed the New York State Senate, however unfortunately wasn’t brought up for a vote in the Assembly.

June 24, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: LEWISBORO LIBRARY WINS STATE GRANT

by Katherine Pacchiana

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – New York State has awarded grants to seven libraries in the area and among them is South Salem’s Lewisboro Library.

June 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS BREWSTER GRADUATE FOR SERVICE TO NYS SENATE

Albany, N.Y. – (6/24/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) has honored Drew Podgorski for his efforts during his internship at the New York State Senate. Drew has been an intern with Senator Ball since August of 2012.

June 24, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON END OF SESSION SAFE ACT NEGOTIATIONS

 

Calls On Second Amendment Advocates To Contact Their Senator

Albany, N.Y. – 6/20/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee issued the following statement in regards to end of session SAFE Act negotiations.

June 20, 2013
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REPORT FINDS THAT 1 IN 8 NEW YORK BRIDGES ARE IN NEED OF MAINTENANCE, SENATOR BALL URGES P3 LEGISLATION

Albany, N.Y. – 6/20/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has renewed his call to pass his public-private partnership legislation, S5501, after a new report has revealed one out of eight bridges in New York State is considered structurally deficient and is in need of repairs or maintenance.

June 20, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES SEVEN CONSTRUCTION GRANTS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

Albany, N.Y. – 6/20/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that state grants have been awarded to a  total of seven libraries in the 40th Senate District totaling $231,420 for construction and renovations.

June 20, 2013
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NEWS DAY: BRIARCLIFF GIRL WINS STATE POSTER CONTEST

Briarcliff Manor sixth-grader Sarah Raphael has won the 2013 New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest.

June 19, 2013
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TROY RECORD: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL CREATING REGISTRY FOR CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

By Record staff

ALBANY – The New York State Senate has passed legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals register their name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again, Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced Tuesday.

June 18, 2013
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NEW YORK SENATE PASSES BALL’S BILL TO CREATE REGISTRY FOR CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

(Senator Greg Ball pictured on Animal Advocacy Day with Phoenix, the jack russell terrier that was badly burned by a teenager who admitted to dousing the puppy in lighter fluid and setting him on fire)

Albany, N.Y. – (6/18/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State Senate has passed S2305A, legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals, register his or her name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again.

June 18, 2013
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BRIARCLIFF MANOR 6TH GRADER WINS NYS SENATE EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

 

(Earth Day Poster Contest winner Sarah Raphael is pictured here with her Father David, Mother Brenda and Brother Ben)

Pleasantville, N.Y. – (6/18/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that Sarah Raphael of Briarcliff Manor has won the 2013 New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest.

June 18, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON $90 MILLION AGREEMENT TO RESTORE FUNDING CUTS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Albany, N.Y. – (6/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) issued the following statement regarding the agreement that New York State will restore $90 million in cuts to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

June 17, 2013
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SENATOR BALL FIGHTS TO CORRECT INJUSTICE FOR CHILDREN OF 9-11 FIRST RESPONDERS

[Front row from left to right: James Sullivan, Jennifer McNamara, Christopher Horgan, Norman R. Cerullo, Senator Greg Ball, Larry Sullivan Jr., Rich Palmer and John Feal]

Albany, N.Y. – (6/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that he is co-sponsoring S5585, legislation to rectify an injustice to the children of New York police officers and firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in response to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

June 17, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF BG MILLER TO MAJOR GENERAL OF THE NYS DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS

Albany, N.Y. – 6/17/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee announced that Brigadier General Harry E. Miller has been promoted to the grade of Major General to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

June 17, 2013
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SENATOR BALL STATEMENT ON IBM LAYOFFS: ‘CASE STUDY IN POORLY MANAGED CORPORATE WELFARE’

 

Albany, N.Y. – 6/13/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement after the news that hundreds of IBM employees in Westchester and Dutchess Counties have received pink slips.

June 13, 2013
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BILL INSPIRED BY 8 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM YORKTOWN ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING LAW

 

Albany, N.Y. – (6/13/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announce that Hannah’s Law,S2287A , has passed through the New York State Assembly’s Insurance Committee. The legislation is named after Yorktown resident, Hannah Devane. Hannah is an eight year old girl who suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis, a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.

June 13, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ASSIST NEW YORK’S VETERANS

 

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education Assistance

Albany, N.Y. – 6/12/2013 – The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

June 12, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL ORGANIZES D.C. TRIP FOR VETERANS

By Lewisboro Ledger Staff

State Senator Greg Ball is asking the public to help sponsor local veterans on a trip to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this fall.

June 12, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS SOMERS STUDENT WITH YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

Brewster, N.Y. – 6/11/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) honored Ruina Zhang with the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award at his district office in Brewster, NY.

June 11, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: SCHOOL SAFETY ISSUES DEBATED AT BALL FORUM IN MT. PLEASANT

Nearly six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a panel of educators, students and community members discussed and sometimes debated strategies Saturday afternoon to make schools safer.

June 10, 2013
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