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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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INFO ON PROPOSED POWER LINES IN NORTHERN DUTCHESS

Senator Terry Gipson Issues Comment to PSC on Proposed Transmission Line Projects:PRESS RELEASE
Senator Terry Gipson Urges PSC to Address Residents’ Concerns Over Proposed Transmission Lines in Northern Dutchess:PRESS RELEASE

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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