Ball: It is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable
BREWSTER, NY (1/30/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today urged voters throughout New York State to call their Senators and Assemblymen on Monday to urge bi-partisan support and immediate passage of a 2% Property Tax Cap for local governments and school districts, as well as mandate relief that requires the state to fund the additional net costs of any state mandated programs. Ball co-sponsors the two bills, which will come to a vote on the floor of the Senate on Monday and has the support of the Senate Majority Conference.
"We have a Senate Majority who gets it, and a Governor who seems to get it. Now it is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable for the promises made during their campaigns and demand widespread, bi-partisan support for the passage of this 2% Property Tax Cap, as well as Mandate Reform. That bi-partisan support needs to be immediate because these reforms are needed immediately," Ball said. “Working families, small businesses, and seniors are struggling and the American Dream of homeownership has become a nightmare for many. None of us milked the cows before coming to Albany today, and we’re not going home tonight to slop the hogs. Yet, we still have a property tax model based on generating income from a family farm.”
ALBANY, NY (1/31/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Majority Leader Dean Skelos hosted a summit of 30 Hudson Valley Business Leaders on Monday. The group workshopped a comprehensive legislative plan to help smart development and economic growth in New York State by getting government out of the way. Before the summit, Ball also spoke with Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY, about bringing jobs to Peekskill.
“We have a real need to get smart development going that can create create long lasting, high paying jobs,” Ball said.
Posted by Greg Ball on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Ball: We have to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to come up with solutions.
CARMEL, NY (02/03/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a bi-partisan summit today to develop common solutions for local problems, such as MS4, mandate relief, government consolidation, and resource sharing. The summit included presentations from Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, Vincent Tamangna, Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.
“We all have the same issues, and the solutions are in your heads,” Ball told the audience of Supervisors, Councilmen, Legislators, and other local officials. “The men and women in this room have so much knowledge at the local level to work from, and today is an opportunity to get something done in Albany. Let’s use this opportunity, as stewards of your local municipalities, to make changes that need to be made.”
Senator Greg Ball (R, C, 40th District-Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) announced today that more than 1,200 high paying jobs with stay in the 40th District. There has been discussion over the past year that Pepsi could leave the area, even leave New York. Today the Empire State Development, a state agency, announced an agreement that will provide PepsiCo with a $4 million grant to invest in the Westchester facility. PepsiCo will also invest up to $9 million in the project to retain and create new jobs. The bottler will expand its 1,200-employee operations from the 360,000-square-foot space it now leases in Somers to the entire 540,000-square-foot building.
With the average price of a gallon of gasoline already over $4.00 and predicted to skyrocket to $6.00 this summer, Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) today called for short term and long term solutions to provide motorists with relief at the pump and help kick our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels.
MAHOPAC (4/27/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was a keynote speaker at the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation’s “Shop Putnam Business and Home Expo,” held at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor on Wednesday.
During his address, Senator Ball announced an initiative in his office, headed by his Chief of Staff Jim Coleman, to identify and support economic development projects in each of his district’s 22 towns.
“Trail to the Train” is One Step Closer to Reality for Amenia
Amenia, N.Y. – (07/28/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Town of Amenia today to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.
Brewster, N.Y. – (08/08/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is stopping by the Village of Pawling tomorrow to present a $250,000 check for the Pawling Green & Veterans’ Memorial Plaza project, which will create a pedestrian-friendly village center that recognizes the community’s veterans and supports economic development.