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OUR LADY OF LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM WITH SENATOR GREG BALL

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/17/2014 – Our Lady of Lourdes High School will host a Common Core Forum in conjunction with Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Parents, students, educators and concerned residents are all invited to attend.

February 17, 2014
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DE BLASIO PLANS FOR ILLEGAL VOTING

Breaking Video: Author of de Blasio’s NYC Municipal ID Card Legislation Admits ID’s May Be Used To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote, No Security or Anti-Terror Protections

New York, N.Y. – 02/17/2014 – On Sunday morning, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), author of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City’s municipal identification card legislation, appeared on the ABC show Up Close with Diana Williams to debate Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) on a proposal, mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City, that would provide ID cards to illegal aliens.

February 17, 2014
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LOHUD: STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON COMMON CORE IMPACT AT FORUM

Written by: Randi Weiner

Speed kills.

Educators and kids are in agreement that the speed at which the Common Core Standards have been implemented in New York have killed a lot of things. Interest. Patience. Time to ask questions. Field trips. The arts, in some cases. Confidence.

February 17, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS MAHOPAC 2ND GRADER YOUTH AMBASSADOR CONNOR LOOBY

To Be Recognized on Senate & Assembly Floor March 6th

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/13/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) presented Connor Looby, of Mahopac, with a New York State Senate Proclamation to honor his outstanding advocacy, support, and fundraising efforts for lymphedema awareness.

February 13, 2014
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STATE LEGISLATORS ADVANCE LEGISLATION TO HALT COMMON CORE

Albany, N.Y. – 02/12/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I –Holbrook) and Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) introduced comprehensive legislation today to halt Common Core and its associated testing for three years.

February 12, 2014
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NEWS 10: RALLY HELD IN ALBANY FOR ‘NY JOBS FOR HEROES’ PROGRAM

Albany, N.Y.—Senator Greg Ball hosted an Albany “Jobs for Heroes” Lobby Day the Capitol, to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs for Heroes” program.

February 12, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: BALL LOBBIES FOR VETERANS FOR JOBS BILL

by Nathan Bruttell

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) joined veterans organizations and businesses on Monday, Feb. 10 to host the “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day in Albany.

February 12, 2014
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THE PATCH: STUDENTS TALK COMMON CORE: ‘WE’RE STARTING ALMOST NOT TO LEARN’

Posted by Ashley Tarr

For Jackie and Phoebe, fifth-graders at Washington Irving in Tarrytown, the Common Core standards have made for a “lack of creativity” in the classroom, and a curriculum that is “kind of boring.”

“I have a lot of feelings about the Common Core,” Phoebe said Tuesday night at a Common Core workshop in Yorktown.

February 12, 2014
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: STUDENTS EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER COMMON CORE AT FORUM IN YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Dozens of students and parents attended a workshop Tuesday evening at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown Heights to voice their concerns over the Common Core Standards.

The workshop was hosted by state Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) in conjunction with Parents for a Common Cause.

February 12, 2014
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HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN CALLS DE BLASIO’S ID’S FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS “HOMELAND SECURITY NIGHTMARE”

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/12/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to provide identification cards to illegal aliens.

February 12, 2014
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STUDENTS VOICE COMMON CORE CONCERNS AT WORKSHOP HOSTED BY SENATOR GREG BALL

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – 02/12/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) in conjunction with Parents for a Common Cause hosted a student-based Common Core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown Heights on Tuesday evening.

February 12, 2014
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LOHUD: BALL, CUOMO MEET ON “JOBS FOR HEROES ACT”

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Sen. Greg Ball met at the state Capitol on Monday with one of his most high-profile constituents—Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, and a group of veterans met with Cuomo in the Capitol’s Red Room to discuss the “Jobs for Heroes Act,” a bill that would require each state agency to set a goal of awarding 5 percent of contracts to entities owned by service-disabled veterans.

February 11, 2014
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THE EXAMINER NEWS: BALL WANTS COP KILLERS IN JAIL FOR LIFE IN NEW YORK

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With an old case of a murdered cop coming back into the spotlight, Republican state senator Greg Ball is calling for legislation in New York that would prevent parole for any convicted felon who murders a law enforcement official.

Ball, in a press release in late January, referenced to the parole hearing of Joseph Comfort, who murdered investigator Robert L. VanHall Jr. in 1980. On Dec. 5 of that year, he was shot in back with a sawed-off, double barrel shotgun while on duty and died.

February 11, 2014
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CHAIRMAN BALL & SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS HOST “NY JOBS FOR HEROES” LOBBY DAY, GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT

Albany, N.Y.  – 01/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and veterans organizations and businesses statewide hosted an Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day on Monday, February 10th, at the New York State Capitol to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs For Heroes” program (S2803B).

February 10, 2014
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CITY & STATE: BALL AND FORMER HBO CEO PUSH “JOBS FOR HEROES”

Written by Jon Lentz

This afternoon state Sen. Greg Ball is stepping up his push to pass “Job For Heroes” legislation, which sets aside 5 percent of state contracts for businesses owned by disabled military veterans, with a lobbying day in Albany.

February 10, 2014
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LOHUD: STUDENTS TO HAVE SAY AT WORKSHOP ON COMMON CORE

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, in conjunction with Parents for a Common Cause, will host a student-based Common Core workshop at Lakeland Copper Beech MiddleSchool in Yorktown Heights from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

February 9, 2014
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JOHN CALLAGHAN OF MAHOPAC INSTALLED AS GRAND MARSHAL OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Carmel, N.Y. – 02/08/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Sheriff Donald B. Smith joined John Callaghan and his wife Mary of Mahopac on Friday evening at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel as John was officially installed as the Grand Marshal of the Northern Westchester and Putnam County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 2014.

February 8, 2014
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SEN. LARKIN, BALL AND MAZIARZ TO TOUR BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANT IN MONTGOMERY, NY

Brewster, N.Y. – 02/08/2014 – Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) will host Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Senator George Maziarz (R – Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, for a tour of Taylor Biomass Energy located in Montgomery, NY on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

February 8, 2014
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OP-ED: CHAIRMAN GREG BALL URGES FOR PASSAGE OF “JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

On October 20, 2004 President George W. Bush signed an executive order expanding business opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran owned businesses. The order created a 3% Federal contract set aside for our Nation’s heroes. In addition to the Federal government’s action, 44 other states have also enacted similar legislation. However, New York has fallen to the back of the pack and hasn’t yet created this set aside for our heroes.

February 7, 2014
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VETERANS TO RALLY IN ALBANY FOR “NY JOBS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM

Former HBO CEO to Join Hearing & Press Conference

Albany, N.Y.  – 02/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and veterans organizations and businesses statewide will host an Albany “Jobs For Heroes” Lobby Day on Monday, February 10th, at the New York State Capitol to lobby for the passage of the “NY Jobs For Heroes” program (S2803B).

February 6, 2014
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