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Ball Tapped for Cuomo Commission

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Senator Greg Ball

Republican Senator Greg Ball has been appointed to sit on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission. The SAGE Commission was created by Cuomo through executive order last week.
The stated goal of SAGE is to eliminate at least 20 percent of New York State’s government agencies, authorities, and other bodies while also increasing government efficiency and accountability and saving taxpayers’ money.
“My role on the SAGE Committee will be to advocate on behalf of better government and the taxpayers of this state,” Ball said in prepared remarks. “It’s time to focus like a laser on waste and duplicative services and get government out of the way so our beleaguered entrepreneurs and small businesses, not government, can begin to once again do what they do best, which is create private sector jobs.”
As for the Democratic governor, he said, “The excessive number of agencies and authorities in New York State government has become inefficient, unproductive and frankly unworkable. The SAGE Commission will streamline this bureaucracy and recommend ways to make government leaner, more efficient, and more cost effective for the people of the State of New York.”
The commission will report recommendations on agency and authority reorganizations to the governor by May 1, and a final report will be presented to the governor by June 1, 2012.

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