_dsc2027_-_version_2-3_1_3by Joe Jenkins

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball called on his fellow lawmakers to pass the “Jobs for Heroes” program that would create a state- contract preference for small businesses in New York owned by service-connected disabled veterans.

The legislation mirrors the federal program that is presently established for a contract set aside. Forty-four other states have enacted similar legislation.

“Providing this earned-opportunity to our heroes is commonsense. The Governor’s public and recent support is exactly the kick in the pants this bill needed to make it a reality,” Ball, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, said in a statement. “I am very happy to welcome Governor Cuomo aboard our statewide mission to create a ‘NY Jobs For Heroes Program’ in New York State. With his support, I am optimistic that this can be the year we pass this bill to join the over 40 other states that offer this contract set aside.” (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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