Greg Ball's Press releases

LOHUD: PUTNAM COUNTY ASKED TO REVISE ITS RETAILER FEE LAW

 

Posted by: Barbara Nackman

CARMEL—State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is asking the Putnam County Legislature and the Putnam County Executive to take another look at a law enacted four months ago intended to provide consumers with accurate price information on products.

February 26, 2013
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AMENIA VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

(Photo Credit: Brian Avery Photography)

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/2/13) – Over two dozen veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I - Patterson) 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony. Among them, was Stephen Valyou from the town of Amenia.

February 25, 2013
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BALL CALLS ON PUTNAM COUNTY TO REVISE NEW RETAILER FEE SCHEDULE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 2/25/2013 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has sent a letter (attached) to the Putnam County Executive and Legislature opposing a piece of legislation that was recently enacted by the County.

February 25, 2013
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MEDIA ADVISORY: CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES 30 NOMINEES FOR 2nd ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY******Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM***

February 25, 2013
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WINTER STORM EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION AND TIPS

 

Below is a list of important contact information and tips:

Utility Companies:

Con Edison: 1-800-75-CONED

February 7, 2013
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February 5, 2013
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BALL, TEDISCO, MCLAUGHLIN AND JORDAN: “WE HAVE A MESSAGE OF NECESSITY FOR THE GOVERNOR: LET LEGISLATURE BE WHAT THE FRAMERS OF CONSTITUTION INTENDED, A 3RD BRANCH & NOT A RUBBER STAMP”

 

Lawmakers call for “NYS Government Transparency Act” to stop abuse of messages of necessity and prevent secret government from keeping public in the dark

February 5, 2013
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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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