Greg Ball's Press releases

SENATOR BALL REAPPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

Albany, N.Y. – 2/4/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has been reappointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to Chair the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

February 4, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNFUNDED MANDATES

 

by Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nearly two dozen leaders across four counties gathered Thursday at Yorktown Town Hall to champion for unfunded mandate relief, a cause they say has fallen mostly on deaf ears in previous years.

February 4, 2013
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WAMC: THEY MAKE A PLEA FOR MORE MANDATE RELIEF [AUDIO]

 

By ALLISON DUNNE

More than a dozen, local elected officials stood with New York State Senator Greg Ball Thursday, urging state lawmakers to pass a comprehensive mandate relief package. They say without mandate relief beyond what Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his 2013-2014 budget, municipalities, and school districts will go broke. They assembled at Yorktown Town Hall in Westchester. Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was there.

February 4, 2013
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EXAMINER NEWS: LOCAL OFFICIALS DEMAND UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF FROM STATE

 

A coalition of regional elected, municipal and school officials last week teed off on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature for not making crippling unfunded mandates a reform priority for 2013.

February 4, 2013
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LOHUD: ALBANY’S MANDATES COSTING US MILLIONS

 

Written by: Barbara Livingston Nackman

YORKTOWN — State requirements cost local communities millions of dollars each year and are sending residents and businesses out of New York in search of lower taxes, said officials from Westchester and Putnam Thursday at Yorktown Town Hall.

January 31, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINED BY OVER A DOZEN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO RENEW CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

Yorktown, N.Y. – 1/31/2013 – Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to address the need for unfunded mandate relief in his State of the State. Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is now renewing his call for a comprehensive unfunded mandate relief package. State Senator Greg Ball was joined at the Yorktown Town Hall by over a dozen local elected officials and school board members to address the dire fiscal problems of struggling municipalities state-wide.

January 31, 2013
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THE PATCH: STATE, LOCAL OFFICIALS CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

 

By Plamena Pesheva

State and local officials will hold a press conference at Yorktown Town Hall Thursday morning when they will call on Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislature to address the “dire need of unfunded mandate relief at the local level.”

January 31, 2013
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LOHUD: IDC, GOP PUSH TAX CREDIT FOR HIRING VETERANS

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

The Senate’s Independent Democratic and Republican conferences are pushing a bill that would extend a significant tax break to businesses that hire veterans.

January 29, 2013
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SEN. BALL ANNOUNCES IDC SUPPORT FOR DISABLED VETERANS’ LEGISLATION

 

Albany, N.Y. – 1/29/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee today announced that his piece of legislation S3038, has the support of the Independent Democratic Conference.

January 29, 2013
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL JOINS WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM AND DUTCHESS COUNTY OFFICIALS TO RENEW CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 200-9716

*** MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, January 31st at 10:00 AM***

Brewster, N.Y. – 1/28/2013 – Governor Andrew Cuomo lacked to address the need for unfunded mandate relief in his State of the State and recent budget proposal. Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) is now renewing his call for a comprehensive unfunded mandate relief package. State Senator Greg Ball will be joined by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan and other local elected officials to address the dire fiscal problems of struggling municipalities state-wide.

January 28, 2013
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SENATOR BALL’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF NEW YEAR, SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, February 1st at 4:00 PM***

Brewster, N.Y. – 1/26/2013 – On Friday, February 1st at 4pm Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I– Patterson) Student Advisory Council will host their first meeting of the new year. The Student Advisory Council consists of students from High Schools across the 40th Senate District.

January 26, 2013
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PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU VISITS SENATOR GREG BALL IN ALBANY

[Pictured from left to right: Susan Adeyeye (Brewster MS), Janeen Cunningham (Youth Bureau Director), Alexa Byrnes (Brewster MS), Fehintola Falana (Brewster MS), Valerie Simpri (Brewster MS), Vincent Garafolo (Mahopac MS), Joshua Hopkins (Brewster MS), Mary Becker (Brewster MS), Dan Graap (Hackley School), Mackenzie Luby (Brewster MS), Senator Greg Ball, Sophie Lester (Brewster MS), Daria Pascale (Youth Bureau), Alonzo McLemore (Brewster MS), Diane Moore (Youth Bureau) and Maureen Kenney (Youth Bureau)]

January 25, 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY LATEST TO HIGHLIGHT FLAWED LOGIC OF CUOMO GUN GRAB

 

It may not take ‘10 bullets to kill a deer’, but… an unloaded AR-15 protected a household

January 24, 2013
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EXAMINER: ALBANY PASSES NY SAFE ACT, BALL AND KATZ VOTE NAY

 

Less than a week after Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned his gun control reform package in his 2013 State of the State address, the NY SAFE Act of 2013 was passed in the legislature and signed into law.

January 22, 2013
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NYT: NEWSPAPER TAKES DOWN MAP OF GUN PERMIT HOLDERS

 

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A newspaper has removed an interactive online map of handgun permit holders in two New York counties that drew nationwide anger and prompted threats against its staff, the publisher said Friday.

January 19, 2013
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FOX NEWS: NEW YORK NEWSPAPER REMOVES GUN PERMIT DATABASE FROM WEBSITE AFTER OUTCRY

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. –  A suburban New York newspaper that outraged gun owners by posting the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits removed the information from its website Friday.

January 19, 2013
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EXAMINER: PISTOL PERMIT PRIVACY BILL

 

State senators voted overwhelmingly, 43-18, to approve the NY SAFE Act of 2013, a package of gun control legislation that included State Senator Greg Ball’s pistol permit privacy bill, late Monday night. Ball was one of the nay votes.

January 16, 2013
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MARKET DAILY NEWS: NY STATE SENATOR: GUN BILL PASSED IN MIDDLE OF NIGHT TURNS LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS INTO CRIMINALS

 

Steve Watson

A New York State Senator has lambasted the passing of what is being called the nation’s toughest gun control bill, saying that it was introduced during the middle of the night, and that members were forced to vote on the legislation when they had not even had a chance to read it.

January 16, 2013
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: GIANARIS/ BALL TO APPEAR ON ‘HANNITY’

 

by Rick Karlin

This will be something the political junkies will want to see — the Senate’s Deputy Democratic Minority Leader Mike Gianaris and GOP Sen. Greg Ball will be appearing tonight on “Hannity” at 9:00 p.m.

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ON CUOMO’S GUN GRAB

Albany, N.Y. – 1/14/2013 – “We needed solid provisions to keep the violently, mentally ill from harming our communities, our kids and our families. That didn’t happen tonight. While much in this bill, as far as stiffer penalties for real criminals and help on the mental health front is good, the last minute push, in the middle of the night without critical public input from sportsmen and taxpayers was outrageous and forced members to vote on a bill they had not read.

January 15, 2013
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