Greg Ball's posts related to Military Affairs

GOVERNOR SIGNS BALL, CASTELLI MILITARY PROTECTION ACT

Brewster,  N.Y. – (07/18/11) – A bill that protects the jobs of public employees who are called to serve their country is now on the books in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed The Ball, Castelli Military Protection Act (S4583A) into law. The bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), protects public employees’ jobs when they are absent on military duty.

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BALL’S VETERANS CEMETERY BILL

Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans

Carmel, N.Y. – (07/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a meeting in Putnam County to get the word out about legislation(S5381A/A1386A) that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The informational meeting, which was held at the Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park in Carmel, N.Y., was designed to educate the public about the legislation, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: NY LAWS HELP WINERIES, SOLDIERS, OVERDOSE VICTIMS

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's newest laws will give the growing wine industry a boost, provide public workers on active military service more protection and give victims of drug overdoses a better chance to survive.

The state's wine industry will get several of the measures it sought, but not the biggest: the sale of wine in grocery stores. Wineries will, however, be able to more easily open branch stores and mail bottles directly to customers nationwide. Farm wineries also will be allowed to provide what's called "custom crush capability," which will encourage smaller vineyards to enter the retail business.

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LOHUD: NEW LAWS AIMS TO PRESERVE PUBLIC JOBS OF THOSE WHO SERVE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed a law that enhances job security for public employees serving in the military, according to Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, who authored the measure.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS AT CAMP SMITH MOBILIZATION CEREMONY

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

***January 29th at 4:00 p.m.***

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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball: Veterans 1/23/12

Jan 23, 2012 -- Senator Greg Ball discusses veterans issues with guest Eugene Parotta: Chairman of Senator Ball's Veterans Advisory Council.

SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES A STOP AT MONTROSE

 

 

Montrose, N.Y. – (2/9/2012) – On Thursday, February 9th, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame stopped at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Montrose so that residents could learn the stories behind the twenty-seven veterans whose names and faces grace the wall. Five of the Veterans that are featured on the wall were in attendance including Eugene Parotta (Croton)Duke Searles (Peekskill)Robert Ulrich (Putnam Valley)Stephen Moravick (Somers), and Gil Tarbox (Kent)

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME HEADS TO HALDANE HIGH SCHOOL

 

***February 16th at 2:30 p.m.***

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