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Cutting of the ribbon ceremony

Senator Gipson ceremoniously cuts the ribbon at the opening of his District Office.

July 24, 2013
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District Office Opening

Charlie North, President and CEO, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, joins the Senator at the opening of the District Office.

July 24, 2013
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Millbrook Fire Department Parade

About to march in the Millbrook Fire Department Parade. Thank you to all of our first responders.

July 24, 2013
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Millbrook Fire Department Parade

The Senator attends the Millbrook Fire Department's parade.

July 24, 2013
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Putnam Valley Health Fair

Senator Gipson greets residents at the Putnam Valley Senior Center.

July 24, 2013
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Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Valley Young Professionals for allowing Asm. Kieran Michael Lalor and I the opportunity to speak with our local business community.

July 24, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS INAUGURAL PUTNAM VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS INAUGURAL PUTNAM VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

PHILIPSTOWN, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) held the inaugural meeting of his Putnam County Veteran Advisory Committee last evening at the The American Legion George A. Casey Post 275 in the Village of Cold Spring. Representatives from local VFW posts, American Legion posts, local government and veteran organizations joined Senator Gipson to discuss the needs and issues important to veterans and their families in the Hudson Valley.

July 12, 2013
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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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We Did It - OPWDD Funding Restored

Dear Friend,

I’m very pleased to let you know that we have come together in Albany to restore the $90 million in cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for working with the Legislature to find a solution to restore this funding.

June 17, 2013
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