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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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THE PATCH: ROUTE 22 PROJECT: LANE CLOSURES START

 

By Ashley Tarr

The realignment of the intersection at Milltown Road and Route 22 in Southeast is underway, and lane closures have arrived, officials say.

March 26, 2013
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SENATOR BALL PASSES BILL TO KEEP SEX OFFENDERS OFF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/26/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his bill (S2559) to restrict the rights of sex offenders from using social media networks while in prison.

March 26, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES $75 MILLION INCREASE FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECTS

 

Albany, N.Y. – 3/25/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the 2013-2014 budget will include $75 million of increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

March 25, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES START OF RT. 22 PHASE II EXPANSION PROJECT IN BREWSTER

 

Lane Closures To Be Expected As Early As Monday

Brewster, N.Y. – 3/21/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the Department of Transportation has begun phase two of the Route 22 expansion project in Brewster.

March 21, 2013
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PARC TO CLOSE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IN AUGUST

 

Program serves children ages 3-5 with autism and special needs

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/20/13) – Putnam ARC announced today that it will be closing its PARC Preschool Program on August 9, 2013. Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) expressed deep concern of the recent announcement.

March 20, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS ‘TOP CHEF’ TV STAR PADMA LAKSHMI TO LAUNCH TEEN HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/20/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) met with Food Network TV Star Padma Lakshmi in the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany.

March 20, 2013
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Petition: To Revise Putnam County Retailer Fee Schedule

State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is opposing a piece of legislation that was recently enacted by Putnam County and asking others to sign his petition.

March 19, 2013
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