Sen. Greg Ball

Car drives along I-84 on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: Lou Young/CBS 2)

State Sen. Greg Ball Criticizes Cuomo For Closing I-84

A state senator says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a little too quick to shut down Interstate 84 when nasty weather strikes.

02/05/2014

Victims Donna L. Smith, James G. Lovell, James M. Ferrari, and Ahn Kisook (Credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North Train Derailment Victims Remembered Fondly

The MTA identified the victims Sunday as Donna L. Smith, 54, of Newburgh; James G. Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring; James M. Ferrari, 59, of Montrose; and Ahn Kisook, 35, of Queens.

12/02/2013

St. Sen. Greg Ball (credit: Ball for NY)

NY State Senator Defends Calling For ‘Torture’ Of Boston Bombing Suspect

Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. He asked who wouldn’t want to use
torture against the second suspect in the bombing.

04/22/2013

Journal News Interactive Gun Map (credit: lohud.com)

State Senator: Removal Of Gun Owner Map Is A ‘Huge Win’

New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) called the decision by the Journal News Media Group to remove a map of gun permits in Westchester and Rockland counties a “huge win.”

01/19/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

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Putnam County Won’t Give Names Of Gun Permit Holders To Journal News

Experts say the county will have a difficult time defending the refusal, because New York state law classifies the data as public.

01/03/2013