CBS 6: LAWMAKERS PUSH TO HELP SMALL BIZ, VETS

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ALBANY — State Senator Greg Ball and other lawmakers came together at the State Capitol on Tuesday to rally for support of the New York Jobs for Heroes program.

The program will give state contract preference to small businesses owned by disabled veterans. Many companies have a hard time figuring out how to effectively utilize the special skills veterans come back with when returning to civilian life.

Drexel Hamilton, a financial firm founded by a disabled veteran, says vets are a crucial asset.

If it passes, New York would become the 45th state to have such a program. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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