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Share Your Views On The Proposed State Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget proposal – marking the start of the budget review and adoption process for the upcoming fiscal year. (Click here to review details of the plan.) Last year, I partnered with the Governor in passing an on-time State Budget that accomplished three of my top objectives:

It reduced state spending;
It avoided tax increases; and
It included measures to help create jobs and strengthen our economy.

January 24, 2012
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INFORMATION ON THE 2012-13 STATE BUDGET

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal -- marking the beginning of the State Budget negotiation and adoption process for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.  

January 24, 2012
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DON’T FRACK NEW YORK RALLY

Albany, N.Y.– 1/23/2012– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) speaks at the Don’t Frack New York Rally.

January 23, 2012
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SENATOR BALL WELCOMES PUTNAM COUNTY’S FIRST ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM

Patterson, N.Y. – (1/15/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C –Patterson) joined The Plaza at Clover Lake to announce Putnam county’s first assisted living program. This much needed facility will provide seniors who cannot live at home, but do not need the more intensive care of a nursing home, a full-service assisted living residence.

January 23, 2012
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VETERANS HOMES FUNDING INCREASED IN 2012 BUDGET

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/19/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said he is pleased to announce that his fight to increase the funding for New York State’s Veterans Homes is a victory.

January 23, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL SWEARS IN MEMBERS OF CARMEL AMBULANCE CORP

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (1/15/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C –Patterson) swore in three members of the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corp at their Annual Installation Breakfast. From left to right the members are, Lieutenant David Jacobsen, Lieutenant Andrew Wiese and Captain Peter Jones.

January 20, 2012
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YNN: LEGISLATORS CALL ONEIDA COUNTY FACILITIES CRITICAL TO NATIONAL SECURITY

 

ORISKANY, N.Y. — The importance of the military and security facilities in Oneida County cannot be underestimated. That was the message of the State Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee chairman during a visit to some of those sites.

January 20, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TOURS HOMELAND SECURITY FACILITIES IN ONEIDA COUNTY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/19/12) – On Thursday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited facilities in Oneida County with Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-Rome) to meet and discuss New York state homeland security issues. Senator Griffo and Senator Ball are members of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, of which Senator Ball serves as the committee’s chairman.

January 19, 2012
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TIMES UNION: BALL ON GAS DRILLING: BILLIONAIRES, GAZILLIONAIRES HAVE ALL THE ACCESS

 

By CASEY SEILER

 

ALBANY — State Sen. Greg Ball, a Republican known for his maverick sensibility, enhanced that reputation further with his introduction Wednesday of a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling technique better known as hydrofracking that’s under review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

January 19, 2012
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WNYT: PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS SPEAK LOCALLY ABOUT FRACKING

By: Mark Mulholland

They claim hydraulic fracturing contaminated their well and ruined their property values. Some Pennsylvania farmers came to the Capitol Wednesday to urge New York to place a moratorium on fracking.

January 19, 2012
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YNN: SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

 

By: Erin Vannella

ALBANY, N.Y. – “They took our clean water. They have to restore my water according to my lease and they have not done it, so we are holding them accountable,” Pennsylvania resident Craig Sautner said.

January 19, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS APPROVES HAUER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSIONER

 

Albany, N.Y.– 1/18/2012— The New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Jerome M. Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).

January 18, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL BRINGS VETERANS WALL TO YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School students often learn the history of wars, but as they enter their school for the next week, they will be met with faces to remind them.

January 18, 2012
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POLITICS ON THE HUDSON: IN ALBANY, BALL AND CARLUCCI MAKE PITCH FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

One Senate Republican and a pair from the Independent Democratic Conference held a news conference in Albany today, calling on the Legislature to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking until June 2013.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PUT ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

 

Yorktown, N.Y. – (1/17/11) – The students at Yorktown High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in Yorktown, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran.

 “The Veterans whose faces grace this wall were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery,” Ball said. “It is wonderful that the students in those communities now have the opportunity to learn about each of these Veterans and their amazing stories.”

January 18, 2012
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THE PATCH: YORKTOWN STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT SERVICE THROUGH VETERAN ‘WALL OF FAME’

 

By Plamena Pesheva

As Yorktown High School students enter the hallway for the next week, they will be greeted by a traveling exhibition called “The Veteran’s Wall of Fame,” which displays the names, photos and biographies of veterans in New York’s 40th District. 

School district representatives, high school students and Yorktown town officials attended the unveiling of the “Wall of Fame” Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano emceed the ceremony; students led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

January 18, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS CONSIDER HAUER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSIONER

Carmel, N.Y.-- 1/18/2012— On Wednesday, the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs will consider approving Jerome Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BALL REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED 2012 BUDGET

Brewster, N.Y.— 1/18/2012— “I am pleased with the Governor’s focus on job creation through public-private partnerships while leveraging private dollars to rebuild crumbling infrastructure, yet overall

January 18, 2012
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January 17, 2012
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