Greg Ball's Press releases

TIMES UNION: CUOMO USES CLOUT TO SIDESTEP GOP ON ‘OBAMACARE’

 

By Casey Seiler

ALBANY — Sidestepping opposition from Republicans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday issued an executive order creating a state health exchange to help small businesses and individuals secure medical insurance in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act.

April 17, 2012
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SUNNY DAY IN CORTLANDT FOR LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING

 

Cortlandt, N.Y.  – (4/17/12) – On Saturday, April 14th, Cortlandt Little League hosted their Opening Day Ceremony. Pictured above is Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson),  and the Westchester County Legislator John Testa.

April 17, 2012
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DAILY OSSINING: SEN. BALL TALKS ECONOMY AT BRIARCLIFF LIBRARY

 

by Nathan Bruttell

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) said it’s easy to find signs of economic strife in Westchester.

April 17, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY BBQ IN PEEKSKILL

 

Peekskill, N.Y. – (4/16/11) This past weekend Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a free community BBQ in Peekskill, N.Y. Hundreds of constituents showed up to the cookout for a chance to meet Senator Ball face-to-face, as well as enjoy the great food and a beautiful day!

April 17, 2012
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SENATOR BALL ORGANIZES CALL TO ACTION FOR PARENTS CHOICE ON EDUCATION

 

Citizen’s Advisory Council plans trip to lobby in Albany

April 17, 2012
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Citizens Advisory Council Call to Action

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Hello Friend, 

As you know, public school districts are in the course of seeking mandate relief from the state.  One of their recommendations is that such relief comes in a reduction of the maximum mileage at which a district is required to bus nonpublic school students. 

April 17, 2012
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CHAIRMAN BALL FIGHTS FOR VETS, UNVEILS JOBS BILL FOR VETERANS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, April 27, 2012***

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

April 13, 2012
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LOHUD: REACTION TO CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE PLAN MIXED

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

As expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly issued directive establishing a statewide health care exchange has drawn a considerable amount of reaction from advocacy groups and lawmakers.

April 13, 2012
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NORTH COUNTY PUBLIC RADIO (AUDIO): GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES

 

(04/13/12) Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange after the legislature failed to do so. The exchange is required by the new federal health care law. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has details.

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April 13, 2012
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WXXI NEWS (AUDIO): CUOMO ISSUES ORDER FOR HEALTH EXCHANGES

 

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Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange, required by the federal health care reform law, after the legislature failed to act.

April 13, 2012
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ORDERS CREATION OF NEW YORK HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

 

By The Associated Press 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments.

April 13, 2012
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NEW YORK TIMES: CUOMO ACTS TO ADVANCE HEALTH LAW IN NEW YORK

 

By THOMAS KAPLAN

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, stepping into the national debate over President Obama’s health care law, used his executive power on Thursday to carry out one of its critical features in New York after the state’s Republican lawmakers blocked legislation to do so.

April 13, 2012
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POLITICKER: GREG BALL SAYS CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE IS ‘SIMPLY NOT PRUDENT’

 

By Hunter Walker

Governor Andrew Cuomo overrode the State Senate Republican majority’s opposition to his Health Exchange with an executive order today, but at least one state senator is still fighting the plan — Greg Ball. Mr. Ball issued a statement blasting the exchange, which is part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul that’s being debated in the Supreme Court as a “large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground.”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality,” Mr. Ball said.

Under President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, states can receive federal funding for healthcare exchanges if they demonstrate they have a plan for an exchange that will be operational by January 1, 2014. States that do not set up their own exchange will be required to participate in a federal healthcare exchange program. Though the Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, according to the governor’s office, federal funding for the exchanges has already been allocated and will not be affected by the Court’s ruling.

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST FOLLOW UP MEETING ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION ISSUE

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.***

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL STATEMENT ON CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE

 

  Ball, “Obamacare Push Unwise”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality. The promise of federal funding is not without strings and the program itself will ultimately, if enacted, cost New York taxpayers billions of additional dollars that we do not have. Furthermore, with the fundamental constitutionality of the overall looming program in immediate question and the presidency hanging in the balance there is zero need to build an initial framework for a large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground. We can and should make landmark reforms, including reigning in big insurance in New York, but moving forward now to enact Obamacare is simply not prudent.”

 

April 12, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: MORE OR LESS BUSING TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS?

 

Written by Matt Spillane

For years, the responsibility of transporting children to private schools has fallen on public school districts. In better times, the arrangement was carried out largely without opposition. But as districts search for ways to keep budgets down, there is a debate brewing over how much help public tax dollars should provide to bus children to private schools.

April 12, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: VETERANS WALL OF FAME UNVEILED IN SOMERS

by Katherine Pacchiana

 

SOMERS, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans Wall of Fame has gone into traveling mode. A foldable wall has been created to display write-ups of the men and women of the 40th Senate District who have been named to the list of outstanding American veterans.

April 12, 2012
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April 11, 2012
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