STATE SENATOR GIPSON URGES ACTION ON LYME IN FINAL WEEK OF SESSION
ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement continuing to urge his colleagues in the State Senate to take action during the final week of legislative session to help those suffering from the growing Lyme disease and tick-borne illness crisis facing New York State communities.
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO COMBAT HEROIN ABUSE IN NYS
ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that legislation that he co-sponsored, S.7662A, which takes important steps towards ensuring that private sector insurance carriers in New York provide adequate coverage for addiction treatment, has passed the State Senate. Additionally, 13 other bills co-sponsored by Senator Gipson aimed at combating heroin abuse also passed.
Michelle and I attended The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Gala last night to support this important organization. Congratulations to honorees David and Mary Ann Silver and thank you for all that you do for our community.
Michelle and I attended the 19th Annual Linda Bodley Police, Firefighter and EMT Heroes Award Dinner honoring Dutchess & Putnam County's emergency service workers. Thank you for your selfless sacrifices to keep our communities safe.
In my continued efforts to support local educational opportunities for our kids, I visited North East Community Center's after school program in Millerton. I'm committed to supporting such dedicated programs in our community because there is no greater investment than in our children's education and futures.
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO GET FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OUT OF NYS EDUCATION SYSTEM
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), joined by educators from Dutchess and Putnam counties, announced a legislative initiative that would end the State Education Department’s reliance on Pearson, a for-profit foreign-based corporation, for student testing and teacher certification. The legislation was inspired by Senator Gipson meeting with educators and parents who continually cited their serious concerns with Pearson’s service as part of the many issues facing New York State’s public education system. The announcement was held at the Arlington Teachers' Association office.