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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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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES PSC TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINES IN NORTHERN DUTCHESS

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES PSC TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINES IN NORTHERN DUTCHESS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that he has issued an official request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) urging further consideration of all proposals in regards to the suggested transmission line projects that would potentially impact the towns of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan and Pleasant Valley. Senator Gipson also called for increased public information and outlined his concerns in a letter sent to the PSC on November 12, 2013.

November 13, 2013
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November 4, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES BILL TO REDUCE LAND ASSESSMENT CAP FOR FARMS SIGNED INTO LAW

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

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES BILL TO REDUCE LAND ASSESSMENT CAP FOR FARMS SIGNED INTO LAW

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that reduces the cap placed on annual agricultural land assessment from ten percent to two percent. Senator Gipson co-sponsored this legislation, which will save farmers thousands of dollars in property tax increases.

October 23, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

HYDE PARK, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 infrastructure grant that he securedthrough the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program to the Town of Hyde Park. The grant will go towards improvements to their business district. Senator Gipson presented the grant to Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1), Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07) and Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04).

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

In front of the Town of Hyde Park Town Hall with Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1), Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07), Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04), community members and town employees.

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

In front of the Hyde Park Town Hall

From L to R:

Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07), Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04), State Senator Terry Gipson (Dutchess, Putnam) and Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1)

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

In front of the Hyde Park Town Hall

From L to R:

Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1), State Senator Terry Gipson (Dutchess, Putnam) Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07) and Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04)

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS A $100,000 INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK’S BUSINESS DISTRICT

In front of the Hyde Park Town Hall

From L to R:

Councilperson Ken Schneider (Ward 4), Councilperson Emily Svenson (Ward 1), Legislator Richard Perkins (CLD-07), Legislator Sue Serino (CLD-04), Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, State Senator Terry Gipson (Dutchess, Putnam)

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND COMMISSION’S ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MORELAND COMMISSION’S ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the Moreland Commission’s recent announcement concerning their requests for information:

"I support the commission in their efforts to push forward and believe they should leave no stone unturned in their work to root out corruption in Albany.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON COMMON CORE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING CANCELED

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON COMMON CORE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING CANCELED

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the Department of Education's decision to cancel future public meetings on Common Core:

"I'm disappointed that the Department of Education decided to cancel future public meetings on the Common Core Curriculum. Parents and educators should be able to express their concerns and have their questions answered regarding this program that affects their children's education.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON COURT'S DECISION ON MTA PAYROLL TAX

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

 SENATOR TERRY GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON COURT'S DECISION ON MTA PAYROLL TAXPOUGHKEEPSIE, NY: New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the recent decision by the state Court of Appeals on the MTA payroll tax:"I am disappointed that the state Court of Appeals has decided to deny the appeal by the participating counties in their attempt to overturn the MTA payroll tax. I have been a leading voice in the effort to repeal this burdensome and unfair tax.

October 11, 2013
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