New Yorkers are still sharply divided over whether hydrofracking should be allowed. The big holdup is whether drilling can be done without environmental damage. State Senator Greg Ball wanted to get a firsthand look at the impact of hydrofracking, so he traveled to Pennsylvania with filmmaker Josh Fox.
Just when you think no human in government is willing to step up and speak out, the phone rings. Your master lets you know it’s time to google “what does a senator do,” and then Senator Greg Ball (NY- R, C) shows up the next day. The local paper ran my human family’s op/ed piece about the visit, and the text of it is below.
You’ve got to give him credit for unpredictability: Hudson Valley Republican Sen. Greg Ball typically wears his conservatism on his sleeve — the former Air Force officer is pro-gun, speaks frequently about the need to cut spending and has significant Tea Party support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.