Terry Gipson's Press releases

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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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE FACILITY

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE FACILITY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program to the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse that will go towards construction of their new facility. Senator Gipson presented the grant to Executive Director Kathleen Murphy at the center’s groundbreaking ceremony.

September 9, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES HYDE PARK WILL RECEIVE $20,000 GRANT FROM DEC FOR FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES HYDE PARK WILL RECEIVE $20,000 GRANT FROM DEC FOR FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT

HYDE PARK, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced today that the Town of Hyde Park has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) for their flood mitigation project. On May 23rd, 2013, Senator Gipson issued a letter in support of the Town of Hyde Park’s grant application.

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT TO BUILD PLAYGROUND AT KENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

Senator Terry Gipson Delivers $100,000 Grant to Build Playground at Kent Elementary School

KENT, NY -- On the first day of school in Kent, New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program for the Imagination Station II that will go towards building a playground for Kent Elementary School. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Legislator Richard T. Othmer Jr., Kent Supervisor Katherine Doherty, Carmel Teachers’ Association President Lisa Jackson, Imagination Station and KEPTO President Brittany Alvarez, School Representatives, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the Carmel Rotary and members of the community joined Senator Terry Gipson for the ceremony.

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON CALLS ON NYS TO TAKE ACTION ON LYME FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NEW CDC STUDY

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

SENATOR GIPSON CALLS ON NYS TO TAKE ACTION ON LYME FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NEW CDC STUDY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report stating that as many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, ten times more than previously reported:

August 21, 2013
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SEN. TERRY GIPSON REQUESTS PSC REJECT VERIZON'S VOICE LINK PETITION

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SEN. TERRY GIPSON REQUESTS PSC REJECT VERIZON'S VOICE LINK PETITION

 "It is in the best interest of my constituents that I have asked the Public Service Commission to reject Verizon's petition to abandon its proven wire line service and only offer 'Voice Link' wireless service in certain areas. I believe it is premature to embrace 'Voice Link' until it can be proven to be as reliable as copper or fiber-optic networks.

August 20, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS PUDDING ST. PROJECT PUBLIC FORUM WITH LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS PUDDING ST. PROJECT PUBLIC FORUM WITH LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – After securing $1 million in federal funding to assess the Pudding Street/Taconic project in Putnam Valley, N.Y.,Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), in collaboration with local and state officials, held a public forum on August 14, 2013 to discuss the project. Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio, representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and a representative from the office of Assemblyman Steve Katz joined Senator Gipson.

August 15, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CELEBRATES EARLY LITERACY AWARENESS AND NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK IN POUGHKEEPSIE

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CELEBRATES EARLY LITERACY AWARENESS AND NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK IN POUGHKEEPSIE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – On Monday, August 12, New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) celebrated Early Literacy Awareness and National Health Center Week (August 11-17) in partnership with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. Senator Gipson toured the health center, spoke with staff and read to children in the waiting room at the Poughkeepsie Family Partnership Center in the City of Poughkeepsie.

August 13, 2013
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OP-ED: SEN. GIPSON & ASM. LALOR JOIN TO END UNFUNDED MANDATES

It’s no secret that we don’t see eye to eye on every issue.

However, we were both elected last year as outsiders committed to reforming our state government and reducing the cost of living in our community. We both understand the burden unfunded mandates place on local governments, school districts and, ultimately, taxpayers.

As we have done with our legislation to establish term limits in Albany, we are working together and proposing a bipartisan constitutional amendment to end the decades-long practice of passing down unfunded mandates from the state to local governments.

August 13, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUR

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUR

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced this month's visits in his ongoing local government outreach tour to assist local municipalities. Senator Gipson has been attending village, town and city board meetings throughout the 41st Senate District to receive feedback and answer questions directly from municipal representatives.

August 6, 2013
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