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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.