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Veterans’ Cemetery Bill Passes NYS Senate

June 21, 2011
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Senator Ball talks marriage equality on CNN's "In the Arena"

6/20/2011 - With one more vote needed to pass marriage equality, New York Senator Greg Ball holds out for stronger religious protections.

June 20, 2011
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June 17, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate On Your Corner: Dover

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, announced the first leg of his “Senate On Your Corner” calendar for this summer

July 9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate On Your Corner: Pawling

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, announced the first leg of his “Senate On Your Corner” calendar for this summer

July 2, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate On Your Corner: Yorktown

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, announced the first leg of his “Senate On Your Corner” calendar for this summer

June 25, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate On Your Corner: Baldwin Place

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, announced the first leg of his “Senate On Your Corner” calendar for this summer

June 18, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Greg Ball on Capital Tonight

06/16/2011 - Senator Greg Ball is interviewed by Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight.

June 17, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball's floor remarks on legislation to repeal the MTA payroll tax

ALBANY, NY (6/15/2011) – The State Senate acted today to forensically audit the MTA (S4637-A7856) and also passed a proposal that will save payroll taxpayers in New York’s Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MTCD) $841 million a year, including an immediate savings of $111.8 million for small businesses and $73 million for schools. The MTA Payroll Tax Repeal (S5596-A8193), announced by Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) at a press conference last week, will eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax for schools and small businesses on January 1, 2012.

June 15, 2011
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Job Killing MTA Payroll Tax Repealed by Senate

Senator Ball’s Call for a Forensic Audit Also Passes

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball and Karl Rohde on the Veterans Hall of Fame

(6/14/11) Senator Greg Ball and Karl Rohde comment on the Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony, to which Rohde was inducted.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Honors NY’s Heroes

Putnam County veteran received prestigious honor at “Hall of Fame” event

Albany, N.Y. – (06/14/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is honoring New York’s heroes at the annual New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame event. Chairman Ball is proud to announce that a Putnam County resident and highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran, Karl R. Rohde, is amongst the group of brave men and women who is being recognized.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Honors Veterans on the Senate Floor

6/14/2011 – Senator Greg Ball honors the Veterans on the floor of the New York State Senate.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Applauds Ethics Reform

“Corrupt public officials should not be supported by the taxpayers they defrauded”

Albany, N.Y. – (06/13/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is applauding the passage of an ethics reform bill created to clean-up the climate of corruption in Albany. The ethics package (S5679/A8301), which includes Senator Ball’s so-called “Liebell Reforms,” will now strip public officials of their pension if they are convicted of a felony while on the job.

June 15, 2011
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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Senator Ball Urges NY Lawmakers to Follow Florida’s Lead

Albany, N.Y. — (06/11/11) — Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is urging fellow legislators to do the right thing and demand drug testing for welfare recipients in New York. Senator Ball has long advocated for a law that would ensure that hard-working taxpayers are not subsidizing drug addictions.

June 15, 2011
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Bill Spells Death to Job Killing MTA Payroll Tax

Senators Ball and Zeldin announce plan to phase-out MTA Payroll Tax

YORKTOWN, NY (6/8/2011) – It’s a proposal that would save schools and small businesses in New York’s Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MTCD) $767.4 million dollars a year. Today, Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) announced the  details of a bill (S5596-A8193) that would eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax for schools and small businesses on January 1, 2012.  The Senator, who was joined by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C, I-Shirley), released a piece of landmark legislation that would also phase out entirely the MTA Payroll Tax over the next two and a half years throughout Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

June 15, 2011
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Karl R. Rohde

Karl R. Rohde is a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran of the United States Army, a dedicated servant of his community, and a resident of Carmel, NY. He and his wife of 37 years, Irene, have two children, Dori and Karl W., twin grandsons, Andrew and Robert Rohde, and a granddaughter, Olivia Venezia. Karl holds two Masters degrees in American History and Secondary Education, is a Town Councilman for Kent, and is the Putnam County Historian. After 28 years, he retired from Local 1103 Communications Workers of America, where he worked as Union Job Steward.

June 9, 2011
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Senator Ball Interviewed on State of Politics

06/06/2011 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, talks with Liz Benjamin on 

June 8, 2011
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