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NYS Senator Greg Ball talks about the Tax Cap and Mandate Relief - January 31, 2011

NYS Senator Greg Ball talks about the Tax Cap and Mandate Relief - January 31, 2011

February 3, 2011
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Senator Ball Brings Together Local Elected Officials

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.”

February 3, 2011
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Ball Brings Business Leaders to Albany for Economic Development Summit

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.

February 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report 1/31/2011

NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report - January 31, 2011 - with Special Guest Rev. Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY.

February 1, 2011
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Ball Urges Voters to Demand Bi-Partisan and Immediate Passage of Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

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.”

January 30, 2011
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Senator Ball Opens District Office

Ball: Together as a team, we can accomplish great things. BREWSTER, NY (1/22/2011) – At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, joined by dozens of constituents and local officials throughout Senate District 40, Senator Greg Ball officially opened the State Senate District 40 Office. “This is a great community that we live in. It could be better if New York State Government would get out of the way,” Ball said.

January 24, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball comments on new Senate Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act legislation

NYS Senator Greg Ball comments on new Senate Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act legislation.

January 20, 2011
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BALL UNVEILS STATE SPENDING CAP & JOBS BILL

ALBANY, NY (1/19/11) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today announced his sponsorship, and the passage of, the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 today. This Act will ensure fiscal responsibility, including a 2% spending cap and a two-thirds super majority vote required to increase taxes, and encourage small businesses, manufacturers, farmers, and entrepreneurs to create jobs by offering tax credits for created jobs, rolling back or eliminating recent taxes, and enacting a “Red Tape Moratorium.”“This is all about jobs and taxes,” Ball said. “Four years ago as an Assemblyman, I came to Albany to cap state spending and reform taxes.

January 19, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball Tapped to Chair Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs

ALBANY, NY (1/11/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was appointed today by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to Chair the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball Appointed to Governor’s SAGE Commission

Ball Tapped to Consolidate Government Agencies and Authorities by 20% ALBANY, NY (01/09/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was one of only two Senators, and the only one from the Senate Majority, appointed on Friday to sit on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission. The SAGE Commission was created by Governor Cuomo through Executive Order on Wednesday, noting that the excessive bureaucracy in New York has become a burden to the taxpayers.

January 10, 2011
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Senator Ball Wants Your Help to Find Waste and Inefficiencies in New York

It is time to return New York State government to you, the people.

Senator Ball's "You Cut Albany" program will allow New Yorkers, such as yourself, to vote online and give their opinions regarding which specific examples of wasteful spending they would like to see cut from the State Budget.  The votes and direct input provided from constituents will be used by Senator Ball and his colleagues during budget discussions -- both at Budget Conference Committee tables, as well as on the floor of the New York State Senate.  On a regular basis, new spending items will be added to the list for consideration and a new round of on-line voting by taxpayers.

January 7, 2011
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