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Sen. Ball Urges Passage Of 'Jobs For Heroes' Program

State Sen. Greg Ball called on fellow lawmakers to pass the "Jobs for Heros" program recently endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
State Sen. Greg Ball called on fellow lawmakers to pass the "Jobs for Heros" program recently endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo Credit: file photo

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."