Brewster, N.Y. – (12/22/2011) – The residents of Pulte Homes in Carmel got an early Christmas present, Thursday, when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Santa Claus showed up with the gift of tax relief.
During a legislative update at Pulte Homes last week, residents told Senator Ball that they were worried about a tax hike because of a possible condo tax. So, Senator Ball returned to Pulte Homes Thursday night along with Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Carmel Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough and Santa Claus to pledge that they would fight the condo tax.
Trying to build on lessons learned from Pennsylvania’s drilling debacle, state Sen. Greg Ball continued his campaign for tougher regulations on hydraulic fracturing in New York State at Lewisboro Library this past Wednesday.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/26/2011) –The Yorktown senior community got more than a visit from Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) at their annual holiday celebration— they got a commitment from Senator Ball that he will work to secure at least $100,000 in funding, which they never received from the Dormitory Authority for ongoing renovations to the Yorktown Senior Center.
The center offers nutrition programs, home meals, grocery shopping, a wellness program, medical transportation and a multitude of classes for the seniors who walk through its doors.
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Greg Ball spent his four years as a state Assembly member railing against the establishment, but in his first year in the Senate the Republican from Patterson found to his surprise both major parties are actually working together.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) celebrated the holidays with Buchanan seniors at their annual Christmas Party, which was held at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant on Tuesday.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) – The sounds of “Frosty The Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” filled the halls of the Montrose Veteran’s Association Hospital on Wednesday when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and his district office team sang Christmas carols to the Veterans.
Sen. Greg Ball seized on the House GOP’s refusal to pass the Senate’s two-month payroll tax holiday extension bill as yet one more opportunity to slam his local congresswoman, Rep. Nan Hayworth, whom he accused of being “completely out of touch with working families and struggling small businesses.”
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/20/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said it is time for Congress to stop playing political games and, instead, come together to sign a compromised two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.
BREWSTER – 12/20/2011 – Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses high-pressure water, chemicals and sand to crack shale and release natural gas, has quickly become one of the most contentious environmental issues in recent years because of concerns over pollution, spills and contamination of drinking water. With the recent report released by the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding hydraulic fracturing as a method of extracting natural gas, it’s time to focus on how property owners will be affected and how best to protect them.
Luck and political correctness does not substitute smart public policy when it comes to Homeland Security. As we pass the 10 year anniversary of 9-11-2001, some are beginning to look past the sad reality that New York City remains terrorist target #1 on most days. In an odd move, completely devoid of commonsense, the New York City Council has now accepted into law an ordinance No. 656 that mandates all city jails to completely ignore certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal detainers, thereby ending life-saving compliance with the federal government.
While the state comptroller’s office recently released audit findings showing abuse in overtime and payroll within Metro-North, state Sen. Greg Ball wants another audit for the MTA that would be deeper.
State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.
Power restoration delays experienced by thousands of Hudson Valley residents following Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween weekend snowstorm were largely the result of communications breakdowns and a lack of manpower, according to the region’s utilities providers.