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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON RESPONDS TO STATE OF THE STATE AND HIGHLIGHTS CUTTING TAXES AND JOB CREATION

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON RESPONDS TO STATE OF THE STATE AND HIGHLIGHTS CUTTING TAXES AND JOB CREATION

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address:

“I commend Governor Cuomo on his efforts to move New York and the Hudson Valley’s economy forward by creating good jobs and providing widespread tax relief. Specifically, I'm committed to expediting the repeal of the 18A utility tax, which I have fought for since taking office. In addition to Governor Cuomo's proposals today, I have introduced a 3-point legislative package that would deliver unfunded mandate relief to our local governments, which would provide them with the revenue needed to invest in meaningful property tax relief.

January 8, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON COMMENDS PSC FOR EXTENDING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON TRANSMISSION LINES BY 60 DAYS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON COMMENDS PSC FOR EXTENDING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON TRANSMISSION LINES BY 60 DAYS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the Public Service Commission (PSC) extending  the public comment period for the suggested transmission line project that would potentially impact the towns of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan and Pleasant Valley by 60 days, making the new deadline February 21:

December 23, 2013
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WORKING TOGETHER, MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that my first year of proudly serving as your New York State Senator is drawing to a close. By working together, we have taken steps towards our goal of creating more jobs and reducing the cost of living and doing business in the Hudson Valley.

Since taking the oath of office in January, I’ve met with more than 160 public officials and organizations, attended over 300 community events and spoken with so many of you throughout Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

December 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS SIGNED INTO LAW

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS SIGNED INTO LAW

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill, S.1199, cosponsored by Senator Gipson, which authorizes school districts to grant veterans an exemption from their school taxes. Governor Cuomo also signed into law a bill, S.4170A, supported by Senator Gipson, which would exempt veterans from the sales and use motor vehicle tax upon returning to New York State and registering a vehicle purchased while on active service in another state.

December 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN POUGHKEEPSIE TO DELIVER HOLIDAY GIFTS AND COATS TO THE CATHARINE STREET COMMUNITY CENTER

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN POUGHKEEPSIE TO DELIVER HOLIDAY GIFTS AND COATS TO THE CATHARINE STREET COMMUNITY CENTER

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) joined Governor Cuomo today at the Catharine Street Community Center in the City of Poughkeepsie to deliver holiday gifts and coats for children. The Catharine Street Community Center provides services to children and families in the community, especially those faced with difficult economic and social circumstances. Assemblyman Frank Skartados, local officials and community members, also joined Senator Gipson and Governor Cuomo.

December 20, 2013
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Millerton News: Lyme disease victims push awareness, reform

Click on the attachment to read the story in the Millerton News where a constituent with Lyme disease named Marc Miles and I discuss our efforts to ensure people receive the care they need and deserve for Lyme and tick-borne illnesses.

 

December 19, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS UNFUNDED MANDATE PACKAGE TO DELIVER PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOLLOWING TAX COMMISION REFORM

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) highlighted his unfunded mandate package as a mechanism for meaningful long-term property tax relief following the most recent Tax Commission report. Senator Gipson has introduced three pieces of legislation that would end future unfunded mandates and deliver immediate relief to counties in an effort to reduce property taxes.

December 12, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING AWARDED TO DUTCHESS AND PUTNAM COUNTIES

 

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING AWARDED TO DUTCHESS AND PUTNAM COUNTIES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement announcing the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Council’s decision to award $3,727,603 million in economic development grants in Dutchess and Putnam to: Bard College, Dia Art Foundation, Dutchess Economic Development Alliance, Mill Street Loft, Software Consulting Associates for Shared Municipal Services Cloud, Town of Poughkeepsie Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Village of Red Hook Wastewater Engineering Study, Castagna Commerce Park, Extension of Water Services to Dutchess County Airport Business Park and Economic Opportunity Corridor, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Clear Solution Labs LLC, Town of Philipstown Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, and Village of Cold Spring Smart Growth Planning. For more information on the projects: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/assets/documents/2013REDCBooklet.pdf

December 11, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S TAX COMMISSION REPORT

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S TAX COMMISSION REPORT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Commission report recommending a “circuit breaker” to provide property tax relief and an accelerated phase-out of the 18-a utility surcharge:

December 10, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON ‘DAY OF ACTION’ FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW YORK

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON ‘DAY OF ACTION’ FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW YORK

“I commend all of those who are advocating for common sense to return to our children’s education: today and everyday. I support the call for a three-year moratorium on Common Core in New York State and I am committed to ensuring sufficient and equitable funding for our public schools.

December 9, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

December 6, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RIVERKEEPER DOCUMENTS CITING THE USE OF FRACKING WASTE ON NYS ROADS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RIVERKEEPER DOCUMENTS CITING THE USE OF FRACKING WASTE ON NYS ROADS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement following Riverkeeper’s release of documents stating that multiple municipalities have received approval from New York State to use fracking waste on their roads. Senator Gipson is the prime sponsor of NYS Senate legislation (S.3333) that prohibits fracking wastewater from being used on highways for purposes such as melting ice. Fracking waste contains a variety of chemical and radioactive contaminants that can be potentially harmful to people and the environment.

December 4, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO BRING UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF TO COUNTIES

 

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO BRING UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF TO COUNTIES

Highlights impact of mandate relief on investments in infrastructure and tax relief.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced two new pieces of legislation today that would bring counties millions of dollars in mandate relief. Senator Gipson has introduced the County Payment Relief Act (CPR), S.5996, which would provide counties with funding based on population to pay for existing unfunded mandates. He has also introduced legislation, S.6001, which would provide funding for state mandated early intervention services. Additionally, Senator Gipson announced that 10 towns and villages, and Dutchess County, have passed resolutions in support of his constitutional amendment, S.5126, prohibiting New York State from passing down future unfunded mandates.

December 3, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK AN INLAND WATERWAY AND PRESENTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR SIDEWALKS

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

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK AN INLAND WATERWAY AND PRESENTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR SIDEWALKS

WAPPINGER FALLS, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced legislation (S5408) that would designate the Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway allowing municipalities along the creek to receive federal dollars for infrastructure improvements. Senator Gipson also delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program for the construction of sidewalks that connect Wappingers Falls' residents to local businesses on the corner of E. Main and Route 9.

December 2, 2013
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Wappinger Creek Press Conference and Grant Presentation 10.2.2013

From L to R: Town of Wappinger Supervisor Barbara Gutzler, Senator Terry Gipson, Village of Wappingers Falls Deputy Mayor Scott Davis, Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Mike Herzog Village of Millbrook Trustee & WIC (Wappingers Creek Watershed Inter municipal Council),

December 2, 2013
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Wappinger Creek Press Conference and Grant Presentation 10.2.2013

From L to R: Town of Wappinger Supervisor Barbara Gutzler, Senator Terry Gipson, Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Mike Herzog Village of Millbrook Trustee & WIC (Wappingers Creek Watershed Inter municipal Council), Village of Wappingers Falls Deputy Mayor Scott Davis.

December 2, 2013
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Wappinger Creek Press Conference and Grant Presentation 10.2.2013

From L to R: Town of Wappinger Supervisor Barbara Gutzler, Senator Terry Gipson, Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Mike Herzog Village of Millbrook Trustee & WIC (Wappingers Creek Watershed Inter municipal Council), Village of Wappingers Falls Deputy Mayor Scott Davis.

December 2, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE METRO-NORTH TRAIN DERAILMENT

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE METRO-NORTH TRAIN DERAILMENT

“My thoughts and condolences are with Nancy Montgomery and Jim Lovell’s entire family, as well as all those affected by this tragedy. I am fortunate to have known Jim, and his passing is a great loss to the Philipstown community, Putnam County and the entire Hudson Valley region. He shall be missed.

December 2, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION RESTRICTING K-2 STANDARDIZED TESTING

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION RESTRICTING K-2 STANDARDIZED TESTING

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY-- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement calling on the Senate to pass his legislation (S.4764)​ that would restrict standardized testing in grades K-2 and applauded State Education Commissioner John King’s support of this measure:

November 15, 2013
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INDIVIDUALIZATION. NOT STANDARDIZATION: MY THOUGHTS ON THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM

by Senator Terry Gipson

Providing a quality education for our children has always been a top priority of mine. With this comes a strong personal belief that the strength of our education system cannot be measured by test results alone. The future of job creation and economic growth here in the Hudson Valley lies in the innovative ideas and creativity of our next generation. The next medical advancement or technology boom is not going to emerge from standardized testing or standardized teaching. In fact, history has shown that our greatest innovations come from those who refuse to think in standardized terms. I want to encourage our children to dream big and to use their imaginations to engage in creative problem solving.

November 13, 2013
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