SAGE SUMMIT TO RESIZE, REINVENT NY GOVERNMENT
Brewster, N.Y. – (09/22/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is joining President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton for next week’s meeting of the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission in Albany, N.Y. Senator Ball was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as part of the 20-member SAGE Commission team, created to consolidate state government and save New Yorkers money.
“The old way of doing business in Albany is no longer an option,” said Senator Ball. “I’m thrilled and applaud Governor Cuomo for bringing new attention and focus to SAGE’s important mission by enlisting President Clinton. The former President is a dynamic thinker and is the exact public boost we need for SAGE to demonstrate our public commitment to cut through the clutter of state bureaucracy, nepotism and patronage!”
“Unlike what we are seeing in Congress, we have been able to illustrate the strength of working together as a team and in a bipartisan fashion. Working with Governor Cuomo we cut state spending, passed an on time balanced budget and stood firm by not increasing taxes, while capping property taxes across the state. That type of progress took real team work and I applaud the Governor for heightening SAGE’s image. I’m honored to be part of a team that is focused specifically on cutting duplicative services and getting government out of the way so that beleaguered entrepreneurs and small businesses can do what they do best: create jobs!”
Several months ago, Senator Ball launched YouCutAlbany.com, a website that allows taxpayers to cast votes for specific wasteful spending items. “We have literally received hundreds of great ideas, and as a member of SAGE, I am taking these nuggets of good information, gleaned from the community, with me. This website allows taxpaying citizens to make decisions on areas they would like to see cut. I need to hear from the community!”
Senator Ball is joining President Clinton, Governor Cuomo and fellow members of the SAGE Commission in Albany on Tuesday, September 27th for full day of meetings, plus Keynote Address by Clinton at 12 noon.
Who: Senator Greg Ball
President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Members of the SAGE Commission
What: SAGE Commission meeting
When: September 27th from 10 a.m.-to-3 p.m.
President Clinton Keynote Address: 12 p.m.
Where: The Blue Room, NYS Capitol
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.