Terry Gipson's Press releases

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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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGESAGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson today issued the following statement concerning the arrest and charges against New York State Senator John Sampson.

“Once again, I’m very troubled by the allegations against Senator John Sampson. This is another unfortunate example of why there is an urgent need for comprehensive campaign finance and ethics reform in New York.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court

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

Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-Milton) announced ‘Rosie’s Law’ in a press conference on the Capitol steps Monday afternoon (S.4865/A.7159). The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

May 6, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (S2522) that will establish incentives and tax credits for investments in solar energy and extend existing programs.

April 24, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SENATE FLOOR

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

SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SENATE FLOOR

ALBANY, NY – Today, Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson honored the Hughsonville Fire Department and its past and present members with a resolution commemorating their 100 years of service to the citizens of Wappinger, New York and its surrounding communities. Company President Bill Beale, Chief Mike Stearns and ten members of the department joined Senator Gipson on the Senate floor where they were presented with a copy of the resolution.

April 23, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS TickBITE ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

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

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS TickBITE ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson issued the following statement after his TickBITE Act (S.3478) passed the Senate Insurance Committee on April 22nd, 2013. The proposed legislation would require health insurers and workers’ compensation to provide coverage for long-term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. It also establishes the tick-borne illness, research, and education fund.

April 23, 2013
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OP-ED - SENATOR TERRY GIPSON: FIRST 100 DAYS

In my first 100 days as a New York State Senator, I am proud that we have taken steps on the road to job creation and economic prosperity in the Hudson Valley and pledge to keep us on that path until our work is done and everyone can achieve the economic security they deserve. Since being sworn in, I have met with over 40 public officials, 100 organizations, and have attended nearly 100 events across Dutchess and Putnam counties. Representing the 41st District, I’ve found that when we set aside party politics to focus on the needs of all Hudson Valley residents, we are able to get things done.

April 17, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON: LIST OF FIRST 100 DAYS

Public Officials:

Matt Alexander, Mayor of Village of Wappingers Falls
Butch Anderson, Sheriff of Dutchess County
Ed Blundell, Mayor of the Village of Red Hook
Rev. Bottoms from the Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie
Roger Christenfeld, Dutchess County Democratic Committee

April 17, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES FRANKIE FLORA’S BILL IN THE SENATE

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES FRANKIE FLORA’S BILL IN THE SENATE

ALBANY, NY -- Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson introduced Frankie Flora’s Bill today in the State Senate, four years to the   day Frankie Flora was attacked by a dog leaving him severely injured.  The bill would hold dog owners automatically liable the first time their dog bites someone.  Currently under state law, owners are only issued a warning and not held financially responsible when their dog first bites a person. 

April 16, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS VAMPIRE VOTING ACT PASSING COMMITTE

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

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS VAMPIRE VOTING ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

Albany, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson issued the following statement after his Vampire Voting Act passed the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee. The proposed legislation would prohibit voting in either house between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., excluding procedural measures.

April 16, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VAMPIRE VOTING ACT RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VAMPIRE VOTING ACT RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS

ALBANY, NY -- New York’s Common Cause, the League of Women’s Voters (NYS), and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) released a statement in support of Senator Terry Gipson’s Vampire Voting Act. The proposed legislation would prohibit voting in either house between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., excluding procedural measures.

April 15, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SUPPORTS TOUGH ETHICS REFORM

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SUPPORTS TOUGH ETHICS REFORM

Bills Would Limit Use of Campaign Money and Strip Pensions of Any Official Who Breaches Public Trust—Also Announce Support of Governor Legislative Ethics Package

ALBANY, NY -- The Senate Democratic Conference today unveiled a tough legislative ethics package designed to reform state government and combat the ongoing corruption issues facing New York State. The Conference also announced their support for the principles of the Governor’s legislative package the “New York Public Trust Act.” Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) is the principal sponsor of legislation that would strengthen regulations regarding the use of campaign money. Senator Gipson has previously sponsored legislation to prohibit the use of official position for political fundraising along with closing loopholes in campaign finance law that unfairly benefit large corporations.

April 15, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SUPPORTS TOUGH ETHICS REFORM

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SUPPORTS TOUGH ETHICS REFORM

Bills Would Limit Use of Campaign Money and Strip Pensions of Any Official Who Breaches Public Trust—Also Announce Support of Governor Legislative Ethics Package

ALBANY, NY -- The Senate Democratic Conference today unveiled a tough legislative ethics package designed to reform state government and combat the ongoing corruption issues facing New York State. The Conference also announced their support for the principles of the Governor’s legislative package the “New York Public Trust Act.” Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) is the principal sponsor of legislation that would strengthen regulations regarding the use of campaign money. Senator Gipson has previously sponsored legislation to prohibit the use of official position for political fundraising along with closing loopholes in campaign finance law that unfairly benefit large corporations.

April 15, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON SECURES $1 MILLION FOR PUDDING STREET ENGINEERING STUDY

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2013

Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | keeler@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON SECURES $1 MILLION FOR PUDDING STREET ENGINEERING STUDY

Poughkeepsie, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson announced the delivery of $1 million in federal funding to assess a proposed project to construct an overpass that would carry Pudding Street over the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley, N.Y.

April 4, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR MALCOLM SMITH

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | jheppner22@gmail.com

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR MALCOLM SMITH

Poughkeepsie, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson  today issued the following statement concerning the arrest of IDC State Senator Malcolm Smith (Queens) on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

April 3, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE SALE OF CENTRAL HUDSON

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | keeler@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE SALE OF CENTRAL HUDSON

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-  Senator Terry Gipson today responded to the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to heed his call for more hearings on the proposed acquisition of Central Hudson Energy Group by the Canadian-based Fortis, Inc.

April 3, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SECURES $6 MILLION FOR BEACON REDEVELOPMENT

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | keeler@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON SECURES $6 MILLION FOR BEACON REDEVELOPMENT

Poughkeepsie, NY – Senator Terry Gipson has secured $6 million in redevelopment funds for the Beacon Correctional Facility.

March 29, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON PUSHES VOTE TO IMMEDIATELY END 18-A UTILITY TAX SURCHARGE

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | keeler@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON PUSHES VOTE TO IMMEDIATELY END 18-A UTILITY TAX SURCHARGE

(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Senator Terry Gipson today advanced legislation to immediately end the 18-A energy surcharge instead of allowing the tax to continue and be phased out over several years. The Senate Republican Majority Coalition voted to reject Senator Gipson’s proposal and maintain the tax.

March 27, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON BEACON FACILITY CLOSING AND THE PUBLIC PROTECTION BUDGET BILL

 

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2013 Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | keeler@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON BEACON FACILITY CLOSING AND THE PUBLIC PROTECTION BUDGET BILL

March 24, 2013
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