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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL TALKS SMALL BUSINESS, PENSIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS WITH PEEKSKILL OFFICIALS

 

By Liz Giegerich

During New York Senator Greg Ball’s visit to Peekskill’s Committee of the Whole meeting last night, city officials asked him for help where they need it most-with pension costs, financing for their struggling small businesses and to help with infrastructure repairs.

September 20, 2011
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SENATOR BALL TALKS JOBS AND MORE AT PEEKSKILL COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

 

Peekskill, N.Y. – (09/20/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was in Peekskill last night, speaking publicly for the first time about his call for a Special Legislative Session on job creation. The Senator addressed the Peekskill Common Council, along with a group of engaged residents. Senator Ball has spent the past three months touring the 40th Senate District, providing a legislative update to residents and elected officials. But with the number of people applying for unemployment benefits at a three month high, the Senator decided to shift the focus of this recent meeting to job creation and growth.

 

September 20, 2011
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September 20, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: HALDANE SCHOOL CHECK PRESENTATION

Senator Ball Secures $150,000 for Athletic Field Renovations

September 19, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: ‘GO PURPLE’ KICKS OFF AT MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Ellsworth (middle) stands among county and state officials during Friday’s breakfast.

 

September 19, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL’S TOWN TOUR IN PEEKSKILL

Senator Ball Unveils Plan to Put 40th District Back to Work!!!

 

September 19, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: NEW YORK STATE’S STORM CLEANUP COULD TAKE MONTHS

Written by: Cara Matthews

ALBANY — Cleanup of hard-hit areas in New York from Tropical Storm Irene is expected to take months because roads and bridges have to be rebuilt, farms restored and infrastructure reconstructed.

September 19, 2011
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION ON JOB CREATION

by Bob Dumas

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is calling on Governor Cuomo to call the state legislature back to Albany for a special session on job creation.

September 19, 2011
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: MCGUIRE GUILTY PLEA

Senator Greg Ball on Guilty Plea of Raymond McGuire

September 19, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: WESTCHESTER VETS MAY PARTICIPATE IN ‘SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES’ PROGRAM

WHITE PLAINS – Non-active duty Westchester County veterans who did not receive a service connected hearing or vision condition may now participate in a program that will offer them discount dental and eye care.

September 19, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: BALL TO ALBANY, “GET TO WORK” SENATOR DEMANDS SPECIAL SESSION ON JOBS!

(Senator Greg Ball at a meeting of his newly formed Economic Development Advisory Council)

 

September 19, 2011
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TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN PAWLING

Senator Greg Ball Returns to Hometown for Legislative Update

 

September 15, 2011
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PBS: IS NEW YORK BACKTRACKING ON HEALTH CARE REFORM? (WITH VIDEO)

 

John Farley

(VIDEO)

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, New York seemed to be on the fast-track to implementing health care reform.

September 15, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL, KRUEGER JOUST OVER NEED FOR SPEED ON HEALTH EXCHANGE (WITH AUDIO)

by Casey Seiler

Sens. Greg Ball and Liz Krueger debated the state’s creation of a health benefit exchange, one of the major items left dangling at the end of the 2011 legislative session, on Susan Arbetter’s “Capitol Pressroom” on Wednesday morning. Depending on who you talk to, the exchange — required by the federal Health Care Reform Act — is either the camel’s nose under the tent of Obamacare or an absolutely necessary resource to reduce the cost of health insurance for small businesses.

September 15, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP STILL HOLDING UP INSURANCE-EXCHANGE LEGISLATION

 

Posted by: Cara Matthews

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

September 15, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR IN PAWLING

 

***Wednesday, September 14th at 7 p.m.***

Legislative Update with an Emphasis on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

September 14, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: HALDANE SCHOOL CHECK PRESENTATION

 

***SEPTEMBER 14th at 3:15 p.m.***

Senator Ball Secures $150,000 for Athletic Field Renovations

September 14, 2011
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WAMC: UPSTATE NEW YORK: STORM RECOVERY UPDATE (WITH AUDIO)

 

Dave Lucas

NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Cleanup and rebuilding across upstate New York in the aftermath of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee is expected to take months. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update…

September 14, 2011
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THE PATCH: PROGRAM BRINGS DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS FOR VETERANS TO WESTCHESTER

By Brian Marschhauser

State and county politicians gathered in White Plains Monday in an effort to raise awareness for Smiling on America’s Heroes—a new program that provides discounted dental and eye care for retired military veterans.

September 14, 2011
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LOHUD: ASTORINO, BALL AND CASTELLI PLUG PRIVATE VETERAN HEALTH PROGRAM

 

Posted by: Gerald McKinstry

Joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates earlier today, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino promoted the “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program that is available to veterans and their dependents. Also endorsing it was State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblyman Bob Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge.

September 12, 2011
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