For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
SENATOR TERRY GIPSON COMMENDS PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE FOR PROTECTING RESIDENTS FROM FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS
ALBANY, N.Y.- Senator Terry Gipson today sent a letter commending the Putnam County Legislature for passing legislation that bans the use of hydraulic fracturing byproducts in road de-icing products. The bill was passed with unanimous, bipartisan support, and also prohibits the sale of “fracking” waste and its introduction into wastewater treatment plants in Putnam County.
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2013Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE OPWDD BUDGET CUTS
Poughkeepsie, NY ~ Governor Cuomo’s 30 day Amendment Budget release includes a $120 million cut in funding to the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These cuts would have a devastating impact on the non-profit organizations that deliver services for the OPWDD, not to mention their clients' families and communities.
Hyde Park, NY- This afternoon, Senator Terry Gipson held a press conference outside the home of Former President Franklin Roosevelt after a tour of Val-Kill, the FDR Library, and FDR’s home where he addressed a wide range of questions.