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LOHUD: BALL, CUOMO MEET ON “JOBS FOR HEROES ACT”

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Sen. Greg Ball met at the state Capitol on Monday with one of his most high-profile constituents—Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, and a group of veterans met with Cuomo in the Capitol’s Red Room to discuss the “Jobs for Heroes Act,” a bill that would require each state agency to set a goal of awarding 5 percent of contracts to entities owned by service-disabled veterans.

February 11, 2014
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THE EXAMINER NEWS: BALL WANTS COP KILLERS IN JAIL FOR LIFE IN NEW YORK

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With an old case of a murdered cop coming back into the spotlight, Republican state senator Greg Ball is calling for legislation in New York that would prevent parole for any convicted felon who murders a law enforcement official.

Ball, in a press release in late January, referenced to the parole hearing of Joseph Comfort, who murdered investigator Robert L. VanHall Jr. in 1980. On Dec. 5 of that year, he was shot in back with a sawed-off, double barrel shotgun while on duty and died.

February 11, 2014
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CHAIRMAN BALL & SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS HOST “NY JOBS FOR HEROES” LOBBY DAY, GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT

Albany, N.Y.  – 01/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and veterans organizations and businesses statewide hosted an Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day on Monday, February 10th, at the New York State Capitol to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs For Heroes” program (S2803B).

February 10, 2014
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CITY & STATE: BALL AND FORMER HBO CEO PUSH “JOBS FOR HEROES”

Written by Jon Lentz

This afternoon state Sen. Greg Ball is stepping up his push to pass “Job For Heroes” legislation, which sets aside 5 percent of state contracts for businesses owned by disabled military veterans, with a lobbying day in Albany.

February 10, 2014
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LOHUD: STUDENTS TO HAVE SAY AT WORKSHOP ON COMMON CORE

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, in conjunction with Parents for a Common Cause, will host a student-based Common Core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech MiddleSchool in Yorktown Heights from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

February 9, 2014
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JOHN CALLAGHAN OF MAHOPAC INSTALLED AS GRAND MARSHAL OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Carmel, N.Y. – 02/08/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Sheriff Donald B. Smith joined John Callaghan and his wife Mary of Mahopac on Friday evening at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel as John was officially installed as the Grand Marshal of the Northern Westchester and Putnam County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 2014.

February 8, 2014
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SEN. LARKIN, BALL AND MAZIARZ TO TOUR BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANT IN MONTGOMERY, NY

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/08/2014 – Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) will host Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Senator George Maziarz (R – Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, for a tour of Taylor Biomass Energy located in Montgomery, NY on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

February 8, 2014
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Public Hearing: To discuss the New York Jobs for Heroes Program (S. 2803-B)

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
Chair: Senator Greg Ball
Public Hearing: To discuss the New York Jobs for Heroes Program (S. 2803-B)
Place: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, 7th Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Sara Ritz (518) 455-3111
Media Contact: Joe Bachmeier (845) 279-3773
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 10, 1:00 PM - 1:35 PM
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OP-ED: CHAIRMAN GREG BALL URGES FOR PASSAGE OF “JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

On October 20, 2004 President George W. Bush signed an executive order expanding business opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran owned businesses. The order created a 3% Federal contract set aside for our Nation’s heroes. In addition to the Federal government’s action, 44 other states have also enacted similar legislation. However, New York has fallen to the back of the pack and hasn’t yet created this set aside for our heroes.

February 7, 2014
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VETERANS TO RALLY IN ALBANY FOR “NY JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

Former HBO CEO to Join Hearing & Press Conference

Albany, N.Y.  – 02/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and veterans organizations and businesses statewide will host an Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day on Monday, February 10th, at the New York State Capitol to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs For Heroes” program (S2803B).

February 6, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS JUDGE REITZ FOR SENTENCING DRUG DEALER TO 40 YEARS

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement commending Putnam County Judge James Reitz for sentencing Stefano DeMicheli to 40 years in prison.

February 6, 2014
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THE COURIER: TEMPLE DONATES 200 COATS TO VETS

By: Eric Gross

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac called it a “mitzvah” when turning 200 gently used coats over to State Senator Greg Ball last Friday, garments that will be used by veterans hospitalized at Castle Point and the FDR Veterans Hospital in Montrose.

February 6, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF INTERSTATE 84

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the closure of Interstate 84.

February 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS $200,000 FOR PHILIPSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER

Philipstown, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was happy to announce that Philipstown recently received a $200,000 state grant for capital improvements to the Community Recreation Center, in Garrison.

February 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF PUTNAM’S FIRST COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of David Bruen, Putnam’s first county executive.

February 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL URGES ASSEMBLY TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PREVENT WELFARE PURCHASES AT LIQUOR STORES, CASINOS & STRIP CLUBS

Albany, N.Y. – 02/04/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Senate Deputy Majority Leader Tom Libous and other New York State Senate colleagues at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to urge the Assembly passage of the Public Assistance Integrity Act (PAIA), a concept supported by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget Proposal.

February 4, 2014
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TEMPLE BETH SHALOM DONATES COATS FOR SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

Mahopac, N.Y. – 02/01/2014 – On Friday afternoon Temple Beth Shalom joined Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I – Patterson) Veterans Winter Clothing Drive by donated winter coats to veterans in the Hudson Valley.

February 1, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL TO HOST COMMON CORE WORKSHOP IN YORKTOWN

by Joe Jenkins

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R- 40th District) will partner with Parents for a Common Cause to host a Common Core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

January 31, 2014
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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, February 4, 2014 Room 816 LOB

February 4, 1:30 PM - 1:42 PM
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS MAHOPAC FALLS VOLUNTEER FD AT MAYDAY FUNDRAISER

Brewster, N.Y. – 01/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday evening at Claddagh Bar and Grill in Mahopac for a MAYDAY Fundraiser.

January 30, 2014
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