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Protect Law Enforcement By Reinstating the Death Penalty for Cop Killers

In 2004, the New York Court of Appeals ruled (in the People v LaValle) that the procedure for imposing the death penalty was flawed. As a result, prosecutors have been unable to seek the death penalty when a law enforcement officer is murdered while performing his duties. Since the LaValle ruling, there have been 8 police officers in New York intentionally murdered, 7 of which have occurred after this legislation enacted a sentence of life without parole for those who kill law enforcement officers. It is clear that a deterrence is needed to address this trend of aggression toward those men and women who put their lives at risk while protecting the citizens of this state.

Please sign the petition below to protect our law enforcement.  

 

March 2, 2011
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SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR VETERANS OPEN HOUSE

BREWSTER, NY-State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be hosting an open house for Veterans at his Senate District Office in Brewster. Senator Ball  has invited Veterans to meet with him to share their feedback on issues ranging from PTSD, joblessness, homelessness, workforce transition, family support services and many other critical issues.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL MAKES STATEMENTS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF MURDERED DETECTIVE JOHN FALCONE

ALBANY, NY (February 28, 2011)—New York State Senator Greg Ball (R,C—Patterson) sponsored a Resolution today on the floor of the New York State Senate honoring fallen City of Poughkeepsie Police Officer, now Detective, John Falcone. Detective Falcone was tragically shot and killed February 18th after responding to a call at the City of Poughkeepsie train station. “You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful family than this family.

March 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball Legislative Report - February 28, 2011

Senator Greg Ball was joined by Neil and Holly of the Anderson Center for Autism along with Phillipa Sheard

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING

Cites Weapons of Mass Destruction Arrest in TexasALBANY, NY (2/25/2011)- State Senator Gregory Ball (R,C-Carmel) Chairmen of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, would like to applaud the efforts of the FBI in their investigation and arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, in connection with his alleged researching of potential U.S. targets and his purchase of the chemicals and the equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device.

February 28, 2011
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Public Hearing: To consider opportunities to improved New York State’s Homeland Security Operations and how far we have come since September 11th 2001

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Greg BallPublic Hearing: To consider opportunities to improved New York State’s Homeland Security Operations and how far we have come since September 11th 2001Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 531-9796Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 531-9796ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 8, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To understand the needs of New York State veterans as well as gauge the quality of services they are currently receiving and how we can better serve them

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Greg BallPublic Hearing: To understand the needs of New York State veterans as well as gauge the quality of services they are currently receiving and how we can better serve themPlace: State Capitol Building, Room 124, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Krista Gobins (845-531-9796Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 531-9796ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 14, 11:00 AM - 12:33 PM
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 816 LOB

March 1, 1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
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Ball Decries Assault on Veterans’ Homes

Ball pledges to work to restore funding

February 18, 2011
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Senator Ball Passes Three Bills Through Veterans' Committee

New York Veterans Urge Assembly to Also Pass Major Legislation that Guarantees Veterans Property Tax for Surviving Spouses, and Establishes Atomic War Veterans and War on Terror Expeditionary Medals

February 16, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball Legislative Report - February 15, 2011

State Senator Greg Ball hosts his February 15 legislative report with 12-year-old Tea Party Activist Michael Buffone and Peter Gadiel, President of 9/11 Families for a Secure America.

February 15, 2011
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Cardinal McCloskey Services Visits Albany

ALBANY, NY (2/15/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) met with a group from Cardinal McCloskey Services in Albany on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Governor Cuomo's budget cuts on the assisted living services.

Photo: Percy, John, and Ivira from Cardinal McCloskey Services. 

February 15, 2011
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Putnam Community Housing Visits Albany

ALBANY, NY (2/15/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) met with Dianne Chipman (left) and Connie Fagan (right) in Albany on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Governor Cuomo's budget cuts on the Putnam County Housing Corporation, a non-profit organization that provides senior and affordable housing in Putnam County. Ms. Chipman and Ms. Fagan asked for Senator Ball to protect housing for seniors.

February 15, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball Visits Patterson's Guiding Eyes for the Blind

PATTERSON, NY (02/11/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) today toured the Guiding Eyes for the Blind breeding facility in Patterson, NY. 

Guiding Eyes is a nonprofit guide dog school that provides the blind and visually impaired with Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services. 

February 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Hosts Local Elected Officials Summit

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.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Off The Floor - Room 124 Capitol

February 15, 2:00 PM - 2:12 PM
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Senator Ball Urges Governor To Schedule SAGE Hearing

ALBANY, NY (02/08/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) today sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting that the Governor schedule a Public Hearing of the Savings and Government Efficiencies Commission before February 18. The letter reads: Governor Cuomo: I respectfully request that a Public Hearing of the Savings and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission be scheduled before February 18 so that we may immediately begin the work of finding opportunities to cut government operations by at least twenty percent. As you are aware, appointments to the SAGE Commission began the first week of January. Now, six weeks after the first appointments, the SAGE Commission has not yet scheduled its first meeting.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Ball Meets with Mayor Bloomberg on Homeland Security

NEW YORK, NY (02/03/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday to discuss the city and the state’s security. Senator Ball is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

“Now, a decade after 9/11, in my opinion we’re still not where we need to be to secure New York. We simply cannot allow the passage of time since 9/11 to lull us into complacency.”

February 4, 2011
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