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SENATOR GREG BALL PASSES LANDMARK LEGISLATION CREATING 6% SET ASIDE FOR SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS

Albany, N.Y.  – 03/24/2014 – The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S6865), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, to facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans.

The bill will create a six percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled- veteran owned small businesses. The “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act” will ensure New York State’s service-connected disabled veterans are better able to compete for millions of dollars in state contracts.

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS WITH LOCAL ELECTED & SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO “STOP ALBANY”

Albany, N.Y. – 03/05/2014 – On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a “Stop Albany” Unfunded Mandate Relief Lobby Day. Local government and school officials from throughout the 40th Senate District traveled to Albany to meet with legislators to lobby for much needed unfunded mandate relief.

Albany has a long history of passing unfunded mandates down to local municipalities and schools. Unfunded mandates drive up costs to schools, municipalities, and counties; ultimately driving up taxes. In part, these mandates have forced New York to have some of the highest taxes in the nation.

March 5, 2014
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: GROUP SEEKS OUTRIGHT REJECTION OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Written by: John Ferro

Less than two weeks after the state revamped its rollout of the Common Core education standards, most in an audience of 100 residents at Our Lady of Lourdes High School on Monday night expressed support for a more drastic change — a complete rejection of them.

February 25, 2014
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DE BLASIO PLANS FOR ILLEGAL VOTING

Breaking Video: Author of de Blasio’s NYC Municipal ID Card Legislation Admits ID’s May Be Used To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote, No Security or Anti-Terror Protections

New York, N.Y. – 02/17/2014 – On Sunday morning, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), author of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City’s municipal identification card legislation, appeared on the ABC show Up Close with Diana Williams to debate Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) on a proposal, mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City, that would provide ID cards to illegal aliens.

February 17, 2014
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NEWS 13: NEW YORKERS MAY SOON HAVE MORE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTION

By: Benita Zahn

New York may be getting closer to providing you with more health insurance protections.

Right now it’s tough to know what your premiums real buy and many New Yorkers are getting slammed with unexpected and exorbitant medical bills.

January 28, 2014
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NY 1: LAWMAKERS PUSH BILL TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS WIN STATE CONTRACTS

By: Zack Fink

Eugene Parrotta is a Vietnam veteran who earned a Purple Heart after taking shrapnel in his knees.

“Those healed eventually. They do heal. The invisible wounds, the PTSD, really never heals 100 percent, but you actually have to walk on, live a normal life,” said Parrotta.

January 17, 2014
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NEWS 12: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD DEBATED AT CARMEL TOWN HALL

CARMEL – A controversial new curriculum in New York schools is still making waves in the educational community.

Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday night at Carmel Town Hall about the Common Core State Standard.

January 17, 2014
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CBS 6: LAWMAKERS PUSH TO HELP SMALL BIZ, VETS

ALBANY — State Senator Greg Ball and other lawmakers came together at the State Capitol on Tuesday to rally for support of the New York Jobs for Heroes program.

January 15, 2014
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CHAIRMAN GREG BALL URGES FOR PASSAGE OF “JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

Albany, N.Y.  – 01/14/2014 – State Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) joined veterans and colleagues at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday morning to stress the importance of passing the NY Jobs For Heroes Program (S2803B), a concept that was recently supported by Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address.

January 14, 2014
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MSNBC: FIGHTING AGAINST VETERANS' UNEMPLOYMENT

Former congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy and State Sen. Greg Ball, R-N.Y., join Kristen Welker to talk about the employment outlook for veterans.

December 26, 2013
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OP-ED BY SENATOR GREG BALL: THIS VETERANS DAY DON’T JUST SAY THANK YOU, SHOW THANK YOU

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the major hostilities of World War I formally ended. The following year, US President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a US holiday, Armistice Day, to commemorate those that were killed during the war. In 1954, legislation was signed by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day honoring all veterans, both living and dead.

October 31, 2013
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NEWS 12: STATE LAW NAMED AFTER YORKTOWN GIRL HANNAH DEVANE GOES INTO EFFECT

YORKTOWN – A law named after a Yorktown girl is now into effect in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new ‘Hannah’s Law,’ named after an 8-year-old Hannah Devane, who has an extremely rare disease where she can’t digest real food and can only drink a special formula.

October 23, 2013
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YNN: STATE SENATOR BALL PROPOSES NAMING NEW TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE ‘PURPLE HEART MEMORIAL BRIDGE’

By: Meredith Zaritheny

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — “The reality is thousands of people are going to be going across this bridge and in this great country, fewer and fewer people serve in the United States military,” said State Senator Greg Ball.

September 5, 2013
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YNN: SENATOR BALL WANTS TO RENAME THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE IN HONOR OF PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — New York State Senator Greg Ball announces his plan to introduce new legislation to rename the Tappan Zee Bridge in honor of our veterans.

September 4, 2013
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BALL UNVEILS BIG WIN FOR PUTNAM VETERANS

 

Chairman Ball Announces Expansion of Peer-to-peer Veterans Counseling program to Putnam and Westchester Counties

Brewster, N.Y. – (7/25/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee has announced funding for the continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program to Putnam and Westchester Counties.

July 30, 2013
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BALL UNVEILS BIG WIN FOR PUTNAM VETERANS

 

Chairman Ball Announces Expansion of Peer-to-peer Veterans Counseling program to Putnam and Westchester Counties

Brewster, N.Y. – (7/25/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee has announced funding for the continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program to Putnam and Westchester Counties.

July 25, 2013
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YNN: ADVOCATES PUSH FOR TOUGHER ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS

 

By: Megan Cruz

ALBANY, N.Y. — Five paws for Pearl!

“So affectionate, gets along great with our other dog and our kids. She’s just been a great addition,” said Susan Kittle. Her and her family adopted Pearl in December. They just wish it wasn’t under such awful circumstances. Pearl and two others had been found mutilated and left for dead on railroad tracks in Albany. One died. The other, Hudson, now lives with the Nashes.

June 4, 2013
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YNN: VETERANS HONORED IN NEW YORK SENATE HALL OF FAME

 

By: Innae Park

ALBANY, N.Y. — The souls who carry heavy memories from war were thanked in Albany on Tuesday for bearing the burden of our freedom.

May 22, 2013
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