FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 200-9716
*** MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Thursday, October 11th at 11:30 AM***
SEN. BALL & COUNTY EXECUTIVE ODELL CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION ON UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF
Brewster, N.Y. – 10/09/2012 – With the possibility of a special session in the near future, Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will host a press conference to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to take an up-or-down vote before January 1, 2013 to pass a comprehensive mandate relief package.
“The pressing issue of property tax relief is directly linked to our ability to deliver comprehensive and lasting mandate relief to our school districts and local governments. From burdensome testing requirements, local reporting nightmares, administrative bureaucracy to very specific and costly MS4 requirements there are a myriad of opportunities for Albany to deliver relief,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Step one begins with doing no more harm and immediately ending legislative action on all future unfunded mandates. Step two is to hold a special session and require an up or down vote on a comprehensive mandate relief package.”
What: Unfunded Mandate Relief Press Conference
Who: Senator Greg Ball & Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell
When: Thursday, October 11th at 11:30 AM
Where: Putnam County Office Building: 40 Gleneida ave, Carmel.
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.
— Joe Bachmeier