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BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR

Senator Greg Ball Kicks-Off Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro

Lewisboro, N.Y. – (07/25/11) – From sky high property taxes to exploding pensions costs, elected leaders were armed with questions as Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicked off his Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro, N.Y.  The tour was designed to provide communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. Residents and elected officials were also encouraged to ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 26, 2011
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July 28, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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LOHUD: MTA CHIEF JAY WALDER CUT COSTS, PUSHED INNOVATION

Written by

Ken Valenti

Jay Walder took over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the harshest economic times most people alive now have ever known.

It has been a tough time for the nation’s largest transit agency. The MTA relies in part on real estate tax, and one hit to the agency had come from the crash of the housing market.

July 25, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL TO KICK OFF TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO

Written by Ken Mastro

State Senator Greg Ball is kicking off his Town Hall Tour on Monday at the Lewisboro Library in South Salem.

Residents may stop by for a legislative update from the senator, and ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 24, 2011
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL TO BEGIN TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -  Area residents will have an opportunity to meet State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) when he launches his 2011 Town Hall Tour at the Lewisboro Library in South Salem on Monday. The tour will encompass a total of 22 towns.

July 24, 2011
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LOHUD: NEW LAWS AIMS TO PRESERVE PUBLIC JOBS OF THOSE WHO SERVE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed a law that enhances job security for public employees serving in the military, according to Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, who authored the measure.

July 22, 2011
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LOHUD: NEW LAWS AIMS TO PRESERVE PUBLIC JOBS OF THOSE WHO SERVE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed a law that enhances job security for public employees serving in the military, according to Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, who authored the measure.

July 22, 2011
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: NY LAWS HELP WINERIES, SOLDIERS, OVERDOSE VICTIMS

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's newest laws will give the growing wine industry a boost, provide public workers on active military service more protection and give victims of drug overdoses a better chance to survive.

The state's wine industry will get several of the measures it sought, but not the biggest: the sale of wine in grocery stores. Wineries will, however, be able to more easily open branch stores and mail bottles directly to customers nationwide. Farm wineries also will be allowed to provide what's called "custom crush capability," which will encourage smaller vineyards to enter the retail business.

July 22, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

Posted by: Jon Campbell

Following the brutal murder of a 8-year-old Brooklyn boy and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial, Senate Republicans introduced a bill today that would create a new crime punishing people who kill a child with life behind bars.

July 22, 2011
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BALL KICKS-OFF TOWN HALL TOUR

First Stop on the Ball “Town Hall Tour” Train in Lewisboro, NY

Lewisboro, N.Y. – (07/22/11) – It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the NYS Legislature, but were afraid to ask! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is kicking off his Town Hall Tour next week in Lewisboro, N.Y., where residents are encouraged to stop by for a legislative update from the Senator, and ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities. The Town Hall Tour will be making stops in all 22 towns in the Senator’s 40th District. Additional stops are planned next week in the towns of Patterson and Southeast.

July 22, 2011
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DAILY NEWS: GOV. CUOMO SIGNS LAW THAT PROTECTS PUBLIC WORKERS WHO LEAVE THEIR JOBS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY

ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo on Thursday signed a new law that gives stronger employment protections to public workers who leave their jobs for active military duty.

Lawmakers recently approved the protections after the MTA laid off two employees-turned-soldiers last year as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.

The new law prohibits the state and other public employers from abolishing jobs that are open simply because a worker has been shipped overseas by the military.

July 22, 2011
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RECORDONLINE: NOW, VETS CAN GET DENTAL, VISION DISCOUNTS

By Michael Randall

NEW WINDSOR — Dental and vision care are not among the benefits returning veterans receive once they separate from the service.

But a new program aimed at filling that void was announced Thursday at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

It's not a government program but a private business venture called Smiling On America's Heroes, in which local lawyer and Orange County Republican Party Chairman Bill DeProspo is a principal.

July 22, 2011
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BALL’S VETERANS CEMETERY BILL

Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans

Carmel, N.Y. – (07/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a meeting in Putnam County to get the word out about legislation(S5381A/A1386A) that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The informational meeting, which was held at the Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park in Carmel, N.Y., was designed to educate the public about the legislation, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program.

July 21, 2011
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PROPERTY TAX CAP & MANDATE RELIEF

 

Senator Ball Provides Clarity on Complicated Issues

July 21, 2011
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DAILY NEWS: NYS SENATORS PUSH "PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT"

BY CELESTE KATZ

Responding to to the high-profile child murder cases of Leiby Kletzky and Caylee Anthony, state Senate Republicans today introduced legislation to stiffen penalties against those who harm children.

July 21, 2011
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