400,000 New Jobless Claims, Dow Falls 391 Points

Brewster, N.Y. – (09/23/11) – With word of  a global recession blanketing the country, 400,000 new jobless claims and a 391 point drop in the Dow, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is demanding the New York State Legislature return to Albany for an Emergency Session focused specifically on jobs. The Senator is calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to summon his colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly back to the Capital to pass meaningful legislation to get New Yorkers back to work.

“We passed a tax cap, balanced the budget and cut state spending, but we did very little to create jobs and grow the economy. Families are losing their homes, struggling to put food on the table and literally being forced out of the state to find employment. Session cannot wait until next year to get New Yorkers back to work. We are late and need to move forward on real job creation immediately” said Senator Ball.

“My office has started a number of grassroots initiatives to get people back to work, but we need meaningful legislation on the state level to cast a wider net,” added Ball who has launched a number of programs within his district focused specifically on jobs.

Among the key initiatives Senator Ball has launched to spur job creation:

  • Forming an Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Launching a One Stop Career Center Website
  • Hosting Open House Fridays for the Unemployed
  • Teaming-up with Career and Unemployment Centers
  • Apprenticeship and Internship Opportunities


“The New York State Legislature must immediately convene to create long lasting, high paying, local jobs. The Legislature needs to pass the job creation package we passed in the Senate, put real people back to work by fixing our roads and bridges, repeal the MTA Payroll Tax and pass a host of new small business-friendly initiatives to revitalize Main Street,” added Ball.

“Throughout my district, hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners have been turned down by banks for loans, many of the same banks that were bailed out. As we continue to spend billions of dollars building schools and bridges in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, only to have them randomly blown up by insurgents and terrorists, I have identified dozens of infrastructure projects in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties that are unfunded and in disrepair. If adequately funded, those projects are ripe for job creation,” added Ball.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.

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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