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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL RENEWS CALL FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA

 

by Bob Dumas

ALBANY, N.Y. – In the wake of the resignation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) chair and chief executive officer, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is once again calling for a full forensic audit of the (MTA). Ball represents the 40th Senate District, which includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.

August 17, 2011
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“GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

Senator Ball Joins Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker for Fracking Tour

 

August 17, 2011
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EXAMINER: BALL AND KATZ CALL FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA

by Faith Ann Butcher

State Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Steve Katz are once again asking Governor Cuomo to do a forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  The lawmakers believe that now, before the governor appoints a new MTA chairman and chief executive officer, is the right time to have the authority’s finances publicly reviewed for corruption and waste. Cuomo will be appointing the person who succeeds the outgoing Jay Walder.

August 16, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL, KATZ & MURPHY CALL FOR AUDIT OF MTA

 

by Jennifer Swift

SOMERS, N.Y. — Northern Westchester politicians serving in Albany are teaming up with local officials to scrutinize the finances of one of the state’s largest entities. State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C – Patterson), Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,I – Yorktown), and other local politicians, including Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy, called for a forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at Somers Town Hall Monday afternoon.

August 16, 2011
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DAILY SOMERS: SENATOR BALL DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF MTA

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. - Senator Greg Ball (R,C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,I – Yorktown) joined forces with Somers officials at Town Hall on Monday afternoon to call for an immediate forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The tag, forensic, indicates a search for facts that can be presented in a court of law.

August 16, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: NY TAKES STEPS TO END ‘BARBARIC CRUELTY’ TO ANIMALS

 

By Carol Moran

Spectators caught attending animal fights will now face stiffer punishments in New York.

August 16, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN MILAN

 

***TONIGHT AT 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/15/11) – Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be in Milan, N.Y. next week, the 8th stop on his Town Hall Tour schedule. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. It’s also an opportunity for people to speak with their Senator about issues affecting their community. Previous stops have included engaging discussions about issues including property taxes, pension reform, repealing the MTA payroll tax, hydraulic fracturing and waste water run-off.

August 15, 2011
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: SENATOR BALL ROLLS INTO NORTH SALEM

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) appeared at Tuesday’s town boardmeeting to report on the year’s advances in the state legislature. “The progress we made in Albany this year was significant,” Ball said. With bi-partisan support, several important issues were resolved. Ball cited the property tax cap, the state budget, and mandate relief, and talked about his role as chairman of the committee for Homeland Security, Veterans and Naval Affairs.

August 15, 2011
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LOHUD: CUOMO MUST REPLACE CHIEFS OF METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, POWER AUTHORITY, THRUWAY AUTHORITY

 

Written by: Joseph Spector

ALBANY — Several major public authorities in New York are in the midst of trying to fill their top executive posts after a series of resignations.

August 14, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL TALKS UNFUNDED MANDATES, INDIAN POINT AT TOWN HALL TALK

 

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) discussed local issues that affect Mt. Kisco during a stop in the Village Monday night as a part of his town hall tour. Topics discussed included unfunded mandates and Indian Point.

August 14, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL, KATZ KEEP BEATING DRUM FOR MTA AUDIT

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

A pair of Hudson Valley state lawmakers are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to be audited immediately as the organization begins its search for a new chief executive officer.

August 14, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: BALL SAYS AUDIT THE MTA NOW!

 

Senator Calls for Immediate Forensic Audit of MTA

Brewster, N.Y.  – (08/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is renewing his call for an immediate full forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This, in the wake of the recent resignation of MTA Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Jay Walder, and the impending appointment of a new leader by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

August 14, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL, KATZ & LOCAL OFFICIALS TO CALL FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA NOW

 

for Monday, August 15, 2011

State Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) and Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,I-Yorktown) will be joined by local officials and business leaders at a press conference THIS MONDAY to call for an immediate forensic audit of the Metropolitian Transportation Authority (MTA). The lawmakers believe that the mismanaged authority’s finances should be known and reviewed before the governor appoints a new MTA chair and chief fiscal officer to replace outgoing Jay Walder.

August 11, 2011
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LOHUD: DEFIB GIVEN TO MT. KISCO LITTLE LEAGUE

 

Last night the Mount Kisco Little League was given an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Sports Authority store in White Plains and there was quite a festive event with officials, professional ball player Dwight Gooden and family and friends of Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the machine, the store also hosted a training session and highlighted a happy, healthy 10-year-old Mikey Corsi, who had a cardiac arrest on the field June 30 and was saved in spite of not having an AED available.

August 10, 2011
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LOHUD: DEFIB GIVEN TO MT. KISCO LITTLE LEAGUE

Posted by: Barbara Nackman

Last night the Mount Kisco Little League was given an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Sports Authority store in White Plains and there was quite a festive event with officials, professional ball player Dwight Gooden and family and friends of Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the machine, the store also hosted a training session and highlighted a happy, healthy 10-year-old Mikey Corsi, who had a cardiac arrest on the field June 30 and was saved in spite of not having an AED available.

August 10, 2011
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PRESS CONNECTS: N.Y. PLAN PROMOTES FUND TO COVER GAS-DRILLING ACCIDENTS

 

Written by: Jon Campbell

ALBANY — The natural gas industry and business groups are pushing back against a bill proposed Tuesday that would create a company-funded reserve to cover the cost of damages from any future gas-drilling accidents.

August 10, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SENATE GOP PANEL TO EVALUATE NATIONAL GUARD

By John David Iseman

With the recent cuts to federal funding for state homeland security efforts, New York’s National Guard and state government must evaluate how they will continue to provide protection from possible terrorist attacks.

August 10, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST HYDROFRACKING ACCIDENT FUND

 

ALBANY – The natural gas industry trade group is pushing back against a bill proposed today by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that would create a company-funded reserve to cover the cost of damages from any future gas-drilling accidents.

August 9, 2011
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MID-HUDSON NEWS: PAWLING VILLAGE GREEN PROJECT GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FROM STATE

 

PAWLING – The Village of Pawling received a financial shot in the arm from the state’s Economic Development Assistance Program with $250,000 for its Pawling Green and veterans’ Memorial Park.

August 9, 2011
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