Terry Gipson's Press releases

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON CASE THAT INSPIRED ‘ROSIE’S LAW’

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON CASE THAT INSPIRED ‘ROSIE’S LAW’

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the New York State Appellate Court’s decision to uphold the use of a facility dog in the case of the People of the State of New York v. Victor Tohom. Because of this case, Senator Gipson introduced ‘Rosie’s Law’ (S.4865/A.7159) which would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

July 11, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON BRINGS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER AT DISTRICT OFFICE OPENING

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON BRINGS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER AT DISTRICT OFFICE OPENING

​POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) hosted a celebratory opening of his district office at 3 Neptune Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 bringing local community members, businesses and elected officials together.

July 11, 2013
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Op-Ed: End of Session and Our Work Ahead

I promised I would go to Albany and work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, who was serious about creating jobs, reducing the cost of living and reforming our government. Through hard work, we were able to make great strides toward improving our communities in Dutchess and Putnam counties.

This year’s timely budget included: $800 million in tax relief for businesses, $300 million in tax relief for hard working families, and additional funding for local school districts. Along with $6 million for re-purposing the Beacon Correctional Facility, I worked to secure an additional $9 million in school aid beyond the proposed budget. After 10 years since first being proposed, I was able to deliver $1 million to begin work on the Pudding Street Overpass in Putnam Valley.

July 3, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON SUPPORTS INVESTIGATIVE PANEL ON PUBLIC CORRUPTION

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

SEN. GIPSON SUPPORTS INVESTIGATIVE PANEL ON PUBLIC CORRUPTIONUrges Legislature to Take Real Action on Reform

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced his support of the investigative panel that is being formed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that will have “broad and sweeping” jurisdiction to investigate public officials at all levels of government. Senator Gipson, who has introduced multiple pieces of campaign finance and ethics reform legislation in his first term, continued to urge the Legislature to take real action on reform.

July 3, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON APPLAUDS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY ON COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS

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

SEN. GIPSON APPLAUDS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY ON COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Terry Gipson spoke at the opening rededication of the newly renovated Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The National Archives and Records Administration formally opened the Library’s new state-of-the-art permanent museum exhibits on Sunday, June 30th. These renovations are the first of the Library since it opened in 1941 when President Roosevelt spoke at the dedication on June 30th, 1941.

July 1, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES OPERATION IMPACT FUNDS TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES OPERATION IMPACT FUNDS TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced increased funding for Operation IMPACT grants toward multiagency law enforcement in Dutchess County.

June 27, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ADVISES TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ADVISES TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo today in advising his constituents to take safety measures as weather temperatures continue to rise throughout New York State.

June 25, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MAJORITY COALITION VOTING DOWN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

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

SEN. GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MAJORITY COALITION VOTING DOWN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement today after the Senate Majority Coalition voted against legislation to end the status quo in Albany and achieve real campaign finance reform.

June 21, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON, ASM. CAHILL & ASM. SKARTADOS ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SEN. GIPSON, ASM. CAHILL & ASM. SKARTADOS ANNOUNCECONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) and Assemblymember Frank Skartados (D-Ulster, Orange, Dutchess) announced today that grants have been awarded to the Howland Public Library in Beacon, the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff and the Mid-Hudson Library System, which serves the mid-Hudson Valley, for public library construction.

June 19, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES MTA TAX RELIEF FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES MTA TAX RELIEF FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) announced the passage of legislation (S.2648) that repeals the MTA Commuter Tax for self-employed individuals earning up to $250,000 annually.

June 18, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS & VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS & VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) today announced the passage of legislation that will make it easier for veterans and volunteer first responders to receive tax relief.

June 18, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES NO MORE FEES FOR PURPLE HEART HONOREE LICENSE PLATES

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

SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES NO MORE FEES FOR PURPLE HEART HONOREE LICENSE PLATES

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his cosponsored legislation (S4451A) passed the Senate. The legislation will eliminate any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients.

June 11, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON'S BILL TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEE: Inspired by local seniors

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

SEN. GIPSON'S BILL TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEEInspired by local seniors

ALBANY, NY—Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his Municipal Property Tax Deferment Bill (S.5409) passed the Senate Aging Committee on June 4, 2013. This legislation, which passed 8-3 out of the committee, would allow local municipalities to grant real property tax deferment to seniors, making it easier for seniors to remain in their homes.

June 4, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES

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

SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) has submitted legislation (S5126) that would amend the New York State Constitution prohibiting the state from imposing unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts.  Senator Gipson’s legislation intends to assist county and local governments in their efforts to balance their budgets and reduce the cost of living for taxpayers. 

May 30, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS

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

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS 

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) today announced legislation that he cosponsored which will give disabled veterans access to the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program (AHODP) has passed the Senate.

May 24, 2013
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GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS

ALBANY, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) have introduced the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill.  The legislation aims to protect doctors by allowing them to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a person with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. It would disallow the medical board to deny, revoke, or suspend the license of a physician or discipline any physician who prescribes, administers, or dispenses long-term antibiotic therapy for therapeutic purposes for a patient clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease.

May 22, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE ​2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT

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

SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE ​2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate recognized Jacquemae Perrotta as the 2013 Veterans’ Hall of Fame honoree representing the 41st Senate District.  Ms. Perrotta was recognized during a ceremony this afternoon, May 21, 2013, in Albany.

May 21, 2013
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GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

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

GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) held a press conference today in the Town of Poughkeepsie to highlight his "Good Neighbor Bill" (S4055).  Senator Gipson was joined by Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor Todd Tancredi (R-Town of Poughkeepsie) whose town board had requested that Senator Gipson introduce the legislation.  The Putnam County Village of Cold Spring also made an official request.

May 15, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2013 Media Contact:  Sen. Gipson - Jon Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov                             Asm. Lalor - Chris Covucci | 845.309.2654 | covuccic@gmail.com

SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL 

In a bipartisan effort to end corruption in Albany, State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today joined in front of the Wappinger Town Hall to introduce joint legislation that creates term limits in both the New York State Senate and Assembly.

May 9, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT

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

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate honored Lea Bishop, Director of the Mid-Hudson Satellite Center of Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) as a “Woman of Distinction” representing the 41st Senate District. Ms. Bishop, a resident of Hopewell Junction, was recognized during a ceremony on May 7, 2013, in Albany.

May 8, 2013
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