Terry Gipson's Press releases

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON ‘DAY OF ACTION’ FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW YORK

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON ‘DAY OF ACTION’ FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW YORK

“I commend all of those who are advocating for common sense to return to our children’s education: today and everyday. I support the call for a three-year moratorium on Common Core in New York State and I am committed to ensuring sufficient and equitable funding for our public schools.

December 9, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RIVERKEEPER DOCUMENTS CITING THE USE OF FRACKING WASTE ON NYS ROADS

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RIVERKEEPER DOCUMENTS CITING THE USE OF FRACKING WASTE ON NYS ROADS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement following Riverkeeper’s release of documents stating that multiple municipalities have received approval from New York State to use fracking waste on their roads. Senator Gipson is the prime sponsor of NYS Senate legislation (S.3333) that prohibits fracking wastewater from being used on highways for purposes such as melting ice. Fracking waste contains a variety of chemical and radioactive contaminants that can be potentially harmful to people and the environment.

December 4, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO BRING UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF TO COUNTIES

 

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO BRING UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF TO COUNTIES

Highlights impact of mandate relief on investments in infrastructure and tax relief.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced two new pieces of legislation today that would bring counties millions of dollars in mandate relief. Senator Gipson has introduced the County Payment Relief Act (CPR), S.5996, which would provide counties with funding based on population to pay for existing unfunded mandates. He has also introduced legislation, S.6001, which would provide funding for state mandated early intervention services. Additionally, Senator Gipson announced that 10 towns and villages, and Dutchess County, have passed resolutions in support of his constitutional amendment, S.5126, prohibiting New York State from passing down future unfunded mandates.

December 3, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK AN INLAND WATERWAY AND PRESENTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR SIDEWALKS

For Immediate Release: December 2, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK AN INLAND WATERWAY AND PRESENTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR SIDEWALKS

WAPPINGER FALLS, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced legislation (S5408) that would designate the Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway allowing municipalities along the creek to receive federal dollars for infrastructure improvements. Senator Gipson also delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program for the construction of sidewalks that connect Wappingers Falls' residents to local businesses on the corner of E. Main and Route 9.

December 2, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE METRO-NORTH TRAIN DERAILMENT

For Immediate Release: December 2, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE METRO-NORTH TRAIN DERAILMENT

“My thoughts and condolences are with Nancy Montgomery and Jim Lovell’s entire family, as well as all those affected by this tragedy. I am fortunate to have known Jim, and his passing is a great loss to the Philipstown community, Putnam County and the entire Hudson Valley region. He shall be missed.

December 2, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION RESTRICTING K-2 STANDARDIZED TESTING

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION RESTRICTING K-2 STANDARDIZED TESTING

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY-- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement calling on the Senate to pass his legislation (S.4764)​ that would restrict standardized testing in grades K-2 and applauded State Education Commissioner John King’s support of this measure:

November 15, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES PSC TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINES IN NORTHERN DUTCHESS

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES PSC TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINES IN NORTHERN DUTCHESS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that he has issued an official request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) urging further consideration of all proposals in regards to the suggested transmission line projects that would potentially impact the towns of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan and Pleasant Valley. Senator Gipson also called for increased public information and outlined his concerns in a letter sent to the PSC on November 12, 2013.

November 13, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES BILL TO REDUCE LAND ASSESSMENT CAP FOR FARMS SIGNED INTO LAW

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES BILL TO REDUCE LAND ASSESSMENT CAP FOR FARMS SIGNED INTO LAW

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that reduces the cap placed on annual agricultural land assessment from ten percent to two percent. Senator Gipson co-sponsored this legislation, which will save farmers thousands of dollars in property tax increases.

October 23, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

HYDE PARK, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 infrastructure grant that he securedthrough the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program to the Town of Hyde Park. The grant will go towards improvements to their business district. Senator Gipson presented the grant to Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1), Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07) and Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04).

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND COMMISSION’S ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND COMMISSION’S ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the Moreland Commission’s recent announcement concerning their requests for information:

"I support the commission in their efforts to push forward and believe they should leave no stone unturned in their work to root out corruption in Albany.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON COMMON CORE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING CANCELED

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON COMMON CORE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING CANCELED

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the Department of Education's decision to cancel future public meetings on Common Core:

"I'm disappointed that the Department of Education decided to cancel future public meetings on the Common Core Curriculum. Parents and educators should be able to express their concerns and have their questions answered regarding this program that affects their children's education.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON COURT'S DECISION ON MTA PAYROLL TAX

Immediate Release: October 11, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov    

 SENATOR TERRY GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON COURT'S DECISION ON MTA PAYROLL TAXPOUGHKEEPSIE, NY: New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the recent decision by the state Court of Appeals on the MTA payroll tax:"I am disappointed that the state Court of Appeals has decided to deny the appeal by the participating counties in their attempt to overturn the MTA payroll tax. I have been a leading voice in the effort to repeal this burdensome and unfair tax.

October 11, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NEW TICK TASK FORCE

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NEW TICK TASK FORCE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the New York State Senate Majority Coalition’s new Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases:

"Today, the New York State Senate Majority Coalition has followed the advice I offered in a letter I sent to all Hudson Valley and Long Island Senators earlier this summer acknowledging the dreadful impact of tick-borne illness by announcing the creation of a Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. I agree that we need to address future impacts of tick-borne illnesses. However, we need to help our citizens who are currently suffering from tick borne illnesses – those who cannot afford the exorbitant expenses associated with long-term treatment as well as those who can’t find treatment because doctors fear retribution for treating these diseases.

October 8, 2013
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WWII VETERANS GET SPECIAL RECOGNITION AT SENATOR GIPSON'S EVENT

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

WWII VETERANS GET SPECIAL RECOGNITION AT SENATOR GIPSON'S EVENT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – On Saturday, September 28, Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) recognized more than 50 WWII veterans​ who attended his Veterans and Families Fair. Representing a range of branches of the military, these veterans were presented with special lapel pins to identify them and were celebrated by the Senator and all in attendance during the ceremony portion of the event.

October 1, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP GROW LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP GROW LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill, cosponsored by Senator Gipson, which allows roadside farm markets to offer local wines from their region.

September 30, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR OPWDD SIGNED INTO LAW

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR OPWDD SIGNED INTO LAW

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill, cosponsored by Senator Gipson, which will provide additional funds to the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These funds will ensure that OPWDD is able to provide adequate funds for nonprofit services that rely on state aid.

September 30, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VETERANS & FAMILIES FAIR DRAWS HUNDREDS OF LOCAL VETERANS

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VETERANS & FAMILIES FAIR DRAWS HUNDREDS OF LOCAL VETERANS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – On Saturday, September 28, 2013, New York State Senator Terry Gipson’s (D-Dutchess, Putnam) Veterans and Families Fair drew hundreds of local veterans and family members to learn about services available to them in the Hudson Valley. The event featured over 60 service providers and exhibitors that offer services such as healthcare, housing, employment, education, business support and much more, specifically for veterans and their families in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

September 30, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND REQUEST FOR CLIENT INFORMATION

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND REQUEST FOR CLIENT INFORMATION

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement in response to the Moreland Commission’s request for state lawmakers to disclose information relating to their clients outside of the legislature:

September 24, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT VETERANS & FAMILIES FAIR

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT VETERANS & FAMILIES FAIR

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced the names of the local veterans who will be honored in the first annual 41st Senate District Veterans’ Hall of Fame during the Veterans & Families Fair on September 28, 2013. It will be held at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Fishkill from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The veterans were nominated by their local veterans organizations for the work they do supporting their fellow veterans and community. In addition to the 41st District’s Veterans Hall of Fame, all World War II veterans in attendance will be recognized.

September 16, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES LOCAL STATE TROOPERS FOR RECEIVING TOP HONORS

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES LOCAL STATE TROOPERSFOR RECEIVING TOP HONORS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) presented three New York State Troopers from Troop K with Senate Resolutions for receiving top honors from New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico at the New York State Police 37th Annual Awards Ceremony and Memorial Service.

September 11, 2013
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