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TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN SOUTHEAST

Senator Ball’s Town Hall Tour Makes 2nd Stop in Southeast, N.Y.

Brewster, N.Y. – (07/29/11) – A lively crowd turned out for the second stop on Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Town Hall Tour tonight in Southeast, N.Y.  The tour, which provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session, drew dozens of residents who were eager to ask the Senator questions about ethics reform, state spending, highway repairs and property taxes.

 

July 31, 2011
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LOHUD: STATE SEN. BALL COMES TO SOUTHEAST

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, stopped by the Southeast Town Board meeting Thursday night to provide a legislative update from Albany.

“For the first time in a long time, Albany’s moving in the right direction,” he told the board and about 40 people in the audience.

He gave a quick rundown of issues from this year’s legislative session. Those included passing an on-time budget with a 2 percent spending cut and the property tax cap. In addition, he said he plans to continue trying to repeal the MTA payroll tax, reduce unfunded mandates and improve homeland security.

July 31, 2011
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THE DAILY HARRISON: HARRISON REACTS TO U.S. DEBT CEILING DEBATES

by Bob Dumas and Phil Corso

HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison’s Bob Cipolla is a microcosm of what many Americans might think about the debt ceiling debates in Washington, D.C.

“I’m concerned that the politicians in Washington appear to be the Keystone Cops,” Cipolla said on The Daily Harrison Facebook page. “It’s sad and disgusting that the ‘two-party system’ has evolved into a forum for acrimony, finger-pointing and incompetence.”

As Democrats and Republicans continue to engage in a stand-off as the Tuesday deadline approaches to raise the debt ceiling, local officials say if an agreement isn’t reached by then, it could mean some dire consequences for local governments and their constituents.

July 31, 2011
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BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

“Trail to the Train” is One Step Closer to Reality for Amenia

Amenia, N.Y. – (07/28/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Town of Amenia today to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.

July 28, 2011
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BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR CONTINUES

 

Senator Ball’s Town Hall Tour Making Stop in Southeast Tonight!

Southeast, N.Y. – (07/28/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is continuing his Town Hall Tour tonight with stop in Southeast, N.Y. The presentation is an opportunity for Senator Ball to provide the town with an update following this year’s legislative session. Elected leaders and residents are encouraged ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities. The Town Hall Tour will be making stops in all 22 towns in the 40th Senate District. A full list of scheduled tour dates can be found at here.

July 28, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL TALKS TAXES, BENEFIT COSTS

Written by Matt Spillane

High property taxes and pension costs were two main points of discussion at the Lewisboro Library on Monday night, when New York State Senator Greg Ball discussed his political goals and concerns with the Town Board.

Financial issues were among several topics talked about at the board’s meeting as part of Senator Ball’s “Town Hall Tour,” which began with Lewisboro and will include all 22 towns in his 40th District.

July 28, 2011
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LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS ALBANY HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicked off his 22-stop Town Hall Tour at the Lewisboro Library Monday night telling the Town Board and audience members that this past year’s legislative session was highly productive.

“No one is a bigger critic of Albany than me,” said Ball, who represents the 40th Senate District, which includes both Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. “But think of what we accomplished this legislative session and with bi-partisan support. The progress we made in Albany this year was significant.”

July 27, 2011
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SPORTSMEN’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Senator Ball Kicks Off Advisory Committee for Sportsmen and 2nd Amendment Advocates

July 26, 2011 – A long time advocate for sportsmen’s rights, Senator Greg Ball has organized a Sportsmen’s Advisory Council, designed to field input and answer questions from local sportsmen. The Council, which consists of members from Dutchess, Westchester, and Putnam Counties, as well as leading advocates from throughout New York State, met tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Senator Ball’s district office located at 1441 Route 22 in Brewster,  N.Y. The Council is being chaired by NRA Member and Kent Town Councilman John Greene.

July 27, 2011
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PATCH: SEN. GREG BALL KICKS OFF TOWN HALL TOUR

By Christine Burroni

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C – Patterson) commenced his “town hall” tour at the Lewisboro Library Monday night, reviewing his last eight months in office while looking to the year ahead.

New York’s senator representing the 40th district promised “no gimmicks” and offered to help with local town problems from road conditions to education to taxes.

July 27, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

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BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

Amenia, N.Y. – (07/26/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is stopping by the Town of Amenia to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.

July 26, 2011
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LOHUD: SEN. BALL ON TOUR

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball plans to be in all 22 towns in his 40th Senate District this summer for a listening tour. His office is billing it as “It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the NYS Legislature, but were afraid to ask!”

July 26, 2011
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PATCH: SEN. GREG BALL KICKS OFF TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO MONDAY NIGHT

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicks off his Town Hall Tour tonight in Lewisboro.

Residents are encouraged to stop by for a legislative update from the senator, and ask any questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 26, 2011
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BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR

Senator Greg Ball Kicks-Off Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro

Lewisboro, N.Y. – (07/25/11) – From sky high property taxes to exploding pensions costs, elected leaders were armed with questions as Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicked off his Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro, N.Y.  The tour was designed to provide communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. Residents and elected officials were also encouraged to ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 26, 2011
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LOHUD: MTA CHIEF JAY WALDER CUT COSTS, PUSHED INNOVATION

Written by

Ken Valenti

Jay Walder took over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the harshest economic times most people alive now have ever known.

It has been a tough time for the nation’s largest transit agency. The MTA relies in part on real estate tax, and one hit to the agency had come from the crash of the housing market.

July 25, 2011
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL TO BEGIN TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -  Area residents will have an opportunity to meet State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) when he launches his 2011 Town Hall Tour at the Lewisboro Library in South Salem on Monday. The tour will encompass a total of 22 towns.

July 24, 2011
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LOHUD: NEW LAWS AIMS TO PRESERVE PUBLIC JOBS OF THOSE WHO SERVE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed a law that enhances job security for public employees serving in the military, according to Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, who authored the measure.

July 22, 2011
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: NY LAWS HELP WINERIES, SOLDIERS, OVERDOSE VICTIMS

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's newest laws will give the growing wine industry a boost, provide public workers on active military service more protection and give victims of drug overdoses a better chance to survive.

The state's wine industry will get several of the measures it sought, but not the biggest: the sale of wine in grocery stores. Wineries will, however, be able to more easily open branch stores and mail bottles directly to customers nationwide. Farm wineries also will be allowed to provide what's called "custom crush capability," which will encourage smaller vineyards to enter the retail business.

July 22, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

Posted by: Jon Campbell

Following the brutal murder of a 8-year-old Brooklyn boy and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial, Senate Republicans introduced a bill today that would create a new crime punishing people who kill a child with life behind bars.

July 22, 2011
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BALL KICKS-OFF TOWN HALL TOUR

First Stop on the Ball “Town Hall Tour” Train in Lewisboro, NY

Lewisboro, N.Y. – (07/22/11) – It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the NYS Legislature, but were afraid to ask! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is kicking off his Town Hall Tour next week in Lewisboro, N.Y., where residents are encouraged to stop by for a legislative update from the Senator, and ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities. The Town Hall Tour will be making stops in all 22 towns in the Senator’s 40th District. Additional stops are planned next week in the towns of Patterson and Southeast.

July 22, 2011
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DAILY NEWS: GOV. CUOMO SIGNS LAW THAT PROTECTS PUBLIC WORKERS WHO LEAVE THEIR JOBS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY

ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo on Thursday signed a new law that gives stronger employment protections to public workers who leave their jobs for active military duty.

Lawmakers recently approved the protections after the MTA laid off two employees-turned-soldiers last year as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.

The new law prohibits the state and other public employers from abolishing jobs that are open simply because a worker has been shipped overseas by the military.

July 22, 2011
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