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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans
Carmel, N.Y. – (07/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a meeting in Putnam County to get the word out about legislation(S5381A/A1386A) that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The informational meeting, which was held at the Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park in Carmel, N.Y., was designed to educate the public about the legislation, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program.
Senator Ball Introduces Bill in Response to Death of Florida Toddler
Brewster, N.Y. – (07/20/11) – In the wake of controversial acquittal that shocked the nation, and left many wondering if Casey Anthony got away with murder, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today introduced legislation that would make sweeping changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse. The Protect Our Children Act (A8540) would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole.
Brewster, N.Y. – (07/18/11) – A bill that protects the jobs of public employees who are called to serve their country is now on the books in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed The Ball, Castelli Military Protection Act (S4583A) into law. The bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), protects public employees’ jobs when they are absent on military duty.