LOHUD: BALL PUSHES PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROPOSALS

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, is holding a press conference on Friday to push for public-private partnerships for the Tappan Zee Bridge. It’s at 1 p.m. at the Mount Kisco Library.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had wanted to pursue public-private partnerships for the Tappan Zee Bridge, particularly having unions invest pension funds into the new bridge, which will cost about $5.2 billion.

There hasn’t been much talk of late about PPPs from Cuomo, but Ball continues to discuss it. He said he’s working with the Business Council of Westchester on proposals.

“New York is the capitol of capital and our current inability to proactively fund vital infrastructure projects, small and large, is simply inexcusable. Public-private partnerships (P3’s) would better enable New York to finance public work projects, such as the transit portion of the Tappan Zee Bridge, while reducing the burden on federal, state and local taxpayers as well as commuters and ratepayers,” Ball said in a statement.

Ball and the Business Council are also planning a roundtable called “Social Infrastructure (Public School and Municipal Facility Construction). It’s being held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. at the Mt. Kisco Library. (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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