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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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THE PATCH: MOUNT KISCO 9/11 TRIBUTE SUPPORTS REMEMBRANCE, COMMUNITY

By: Tom Auchterlonie

Residents gathered Sunday at the dedication of Mount Kisco’s 9/11 memorial, and with the 10thanniversary of the attacks observed, it was a chance to remember and reflect.

September 12, 2011
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NY TIMES: G.O.P. SENATORS IN ALBANY BLOCK FEDERAL AID TO FULFILL PART OF HEALTH LAW

By THOMAS KAPLAN

With 2.6 million uninsured residents, a popular Democratic governor and tens of millions of federal dollars at stake, New York would seem to be one of the least likely states to join a growing revolt in the nation’s capitals against facilitating a federal overhaul of health care.

September 12, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES (WITH VIDEO)

 

(Senator Greg Ball and Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announcing the launch of Smiling on America’s Heroes in Westchester County) 

September 12, 2011
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS IRENE SHOULD BE A ‘TEACHING MOMENT’

by Bob Dumas

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – At a meeting held last week with local officials and residents, state Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said government should use Tropical Storm Irene as a “teaching moment” to prepare for future disasters.

September 10, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: AID AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS AFTER STORM

Written by Ken Mastro and Matt Spillane

Now that everyone in Lewisboro has power again following Hurricane Irene, residents can turn to seeking aid for damages and continuing clean-up around town.

September 9, 2011
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ASSOCIATED PRESS: IRENE DISASTER AID EXTENDED TO 3 MORE NY COUNTIES

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three more upstate New York counties will be getting disaster assistance to cover losses from Tropical Storm Irene.

September 9, 2011
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CHAIRMAN BALL ON 9/11 HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT

“Going into this anniversary, the sad reality is that there are those who seek to destroy the United States of America, harm innocent men, women and children and ultimately change our way of life. While we must always be prepared, on this anniversary all New Yorkers should take recent threats extremely seriously, and always remember if you see something, say something,” said Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. “I commend the Department of Homeland Security, the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and other first responders who stand on the front lines of our nation’s defense. We now have credible information suggesting New York City and Washington, D.C.

September 9, 2011
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RECORD ONLINE: WOULD BURIED LINES HELP PREVENT POWER OUTAGES?

By Ken Hall

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, plans to hold hearings in a few weeks to find out why power companies struggled to keep up with the damage from Hurricane Irene. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, might do the same.

September 8, 2011
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BALL BLASTS DEC FRACKING REPORT

“This is a Christmas Present to big oil and gas!”

September 8, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE HAUNTS PUTNAM DAYS AFTER STORM

by Kerry Barger

Though Putnam County saw an end to the bombardment of rain and wind late Sunday night, residents dealt with the ramifications of Hurricane Irene days after the storm vanished from the radar.

September 7, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF NYSEG, CON ED RESPONSE TO OUTAGES

By Juan DeJesus

With some local residents still without power, legislators question utility companies’ response time to Irene.

September 6, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL SAYS WE WERE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH TO TAKE ON HURRICANE IRENE

 

PUTNAM VALLEY – A number of local Putnam and Northern Westchester County officials and Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized NYSEG for its communications efforts during Hurricane Irene.

September 4, 2011
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