New York State Senator Greg Ball

Hudson Valley News
1:38 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

NYS Republican Senator Kicks Off Candidate Forums In 41st District

NYS Senator Greg Ball (standing); Rob Rolison (seated at table on the right)
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A Republican New York state senator is working to ensure that his neighboring district returns to GOP hands in November.

Republican Greg Ball is the state Senate Republican Committee co-chairman, and is hosting a series of forums aimed at unseating the Democratic senator in the 41st District – freshman Terry Gipson. He held the first forum Wednesday night in Putnam County.

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Hudson Valley News
9:05 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Calls For Independent Investigation In Putnam Case

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A New York State assemblyman is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to launch an independent investigation into allegations that the Putnam County district attorney has remained involved in a case from which he recused himself.

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Hudson Valley News
9:36 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

NYS Senator Urges Governor To Sign Bill To Include 9/11 Firefighters' Kids

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.  

Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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Hudson Valley News
11:22 am
Sat September 7, 2013

NYS Senator Holds Unfunded Mandates Roundtable

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable  Saturday on unfunded mandates.

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Hudson Valley News
12:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

NY Has A New Fireworks Permitting Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to enhance firework safety on state property.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

4/25/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times-Union Capital reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Election finance reform
Senator Greg Ball on torture
Mixed Martial Arts

Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

State Senator Defends Tweet, Calls For Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Credit Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

Following the Boston Marathon bombings, a New York state Senator is renewing his call for the death penalty. He also says he’s not opposed to torture, under certain circumstances, and is standing by a tweet that made national headlines.

Following the capture of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Republican state Senator from the Hudson Valley Greg Ball tweeted Friday night, quote “So, scumbag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?”

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Hudson Valley News
10:04 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.

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Hudson Valley News
1:28 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

NYS Senator Praises Veterans' Cemetery Bill

Credit Courtesy of Greg Ball

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says the 2013-2014 budget headed for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature, creates a first-of-its-kind program in the state.

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Hudson Valley News
7:18 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

NYS Senator Supports Public-Private Partnership for Tappan Zee Financing

Credit New York State Thruway Authority

A New York State Senator is urging his colleagues in the legislature to pass a bill that he says could help finance part of the construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Republican Senator Greg Ball, knowing that more funding is needed to build a replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, says he wants legislators to pass a public-private partnership, or P3, bill.

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