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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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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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