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SENATOR BALL: ‘CUOMO FOR PRESIDENT ACT’ CONFISCATION BEGINS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) upon the recent reports of SAFE Act confiscation proceedings, released the following statement demanding the Governor initiate the immediate suspension and repeal of the SAFE Act.

April 17, 2013
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SENATOR BALL APPLAUDS MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S COMMONSENSE ON TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE

 

Ball continues push for P3 for Transit Portion of TZ Bridge 

Albany, N.Y. – (4/16/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) saluted Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent comments on the need for mass transit on the Tappan Zee Bridge project.

April 16, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON BOSTON MARATHON EXPLOSIONS

 

Albany, N.Y. – (4/15/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee issued the following statement following a series of explosions that have been reported near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

April 15, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: BALL NAMED PERSON OF YEAR BY DETECTIVES OF N.Y. STATE

 

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, was named Person of the Year by the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State recently.

April 15, 2013
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NEWSDAY: STATE SEN. GREG BALL ANNOUNCES WASHINGTON TRIP FOR WOLRD WAR II VETS

 

State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) announced Thursday that he will host a free trip for World War II veterans to Washington on Sept. 17 to visit the National World War II Memorial and participate in an official wreath-laying ceremony.

April 4, 2013
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SENATOR BALL INVITES VETERANS ON TRIP TO NATIONAL WWII MEMORIAL IN D.C.

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/04/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced he will be hosting a free trip for World War II veterans to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

April 4, 2013
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL AND PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF SMITH TO HOST ROUNDTABLE FOCUSED ON SCHOOL SAFETY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 4/02/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that he will be hosting a School Safety Roundtable with Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith. Following the recent tragedy that occurred at Sand Hook Elementary, Ball and Smith are organizing the roundtable to address school safety and mental health issues.

April 2, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: SHARP INCREASE IN SCHOOL AID

 

School officials received better than expected news last week as local state representatives announced that education aid had been increased by nearly $1 billion for 2013-14 before completing work on the new fiscal year’s budget.

April 2, 2013
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: BALL BILL PROHIBITS INTERNET USE BY SEX OFFENDERS IN PRISON

 

By JOSEFA VELASQUEZ

A bill introduced by Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, which would prevent some sex offenders from using a computer or access the Internet while in prison, was short one vote from a unanimous passing last week.

April 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HALL OF FAME

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/01/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) is looking for nominations for his 2nd annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

April 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES $350K TO ENSURE DUTCHESS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

Albany, N.Y. – (4/01/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced the 2013-2014 State Budget Senate has included $350,000 in funding to offset the profound impact the closure of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center (HRPC) had on Dutchess County.

April 1, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: PROUTY FAMILY PRAISES BALL, MURPHY FOR PAROLE BILL SUPPORT

 

by Nathan Bruttell

SOMERS, N.Y. – The family of the Somers couple who were brutally attacked in 1980 are praising State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C–Patterson) and Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy for backing an initiative to extend parole hearings from two to five years.

April 1, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: BALL INDUCTS VETERANS INTO HALL OF FAME

 

BREWSTER — State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, recently inducted the second class of more than 30 Hudson Valley veterans into the 40th Senate District Veterans’ Hall of Fame at Henry H. Wells Middle School.

April 1, 2013
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MSNBC: VA FACING MASSIVE BACKLOG OF PENDING CLAIMS

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is getting a lot of heat for falling behind on hundreds of thousands of disability claims. Pictures showing piles of claims filling entire rooms went public this week.

April 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES HIRE-A-VET TAX CREDIT, UP TO $15K FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/28/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee today announced that legislation to provide tax credits to state businesses that hire returning and wounded veterans passed in the 2013-14 state budget.

March 28, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO CREATE FIRST EVER NYS VETERANS’ CEMETERY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/27/13) – After years of tireless work, Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee today announced that he has successfully passed his Veterans’ Cemetery Bill in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget, which will create a program to establish the first New York State Veterans’ Cemetery.

March 28, 2013
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BALL DELIVERS HOMERUN IN FUNDING FOR BREWSTER SCHOOLS

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/26/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) is pleased to announce that Brewster Central School District will receive across the board state funding increases, above and beyond the Governor’s original proposals.

March 26, 2013
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BALL DELIVERS HOMERUN IN FUNDING FOR MT. PLEASANT AND VALHALLA SCHOOLS

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/26/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) is pleased to announce that Mount Pleasant Central School District and Valhalla Union Free School District will both receive across the board state funding increases, above and beyond the Governor’s original proposals.

March 26, 2013
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BALL ANNOUNCES RESTORATION OF PROPOSED SCHOOL CUTS & ANNOUNCES 9% FUNDING INCREASE

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/26/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) is pleased to announce that every public school in his Senate district will receive an increase in state school aid funding across the board in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget, above and beyond the Governor’s original proposals.

March 26, 2013
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SOMERS INMATE TO STAY BEHIND BARS, SEN. BALL INTRODUCES BILL TO EXTEND PAROLE HEARINGS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/13) – Senator Greg Ball, (R,C,I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, today announced that community efforts to oppose the release of a current New York State inmate have been successful.

March 26, 2013
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