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SENATOR GIPSON AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER BARRETT PASS LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDS

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

SENATOR GIPSON AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER BARRETT PASS LEGISLATION TO MAKE WAPPINGER CREEK ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDS

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that legislation they authored to define Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway has passed the Assembly and the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature (S.5480-A/A.8315). As an inland waterway, the creek would be eligible for federal funds for pollution cleanup, wastewater management, waterfront revitalization and flood prevention.

May 8, 2014
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FRANKIE FLORA RETURNS TO ALBANY TO ADVOCATE FOR FRANKIE’S BILL

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

FRANKIE FLORA RETURNS TO ALBANY TO ADVOCATE FOR FRANKIE’S BILL

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today welcomed the inspiring Frankie Flora from Poughkeepsie back to Albany to advocate for the Frankie Flora Bill, S.4629. Frankie met with local lawmakers and held a press conference with Senator Gipson and Senator Neil Breslin (D-Delmar), a co-prime sponsor of the legislation.

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON STATE FUNDING FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY & CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON STATE FUNDING FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY & CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department receiving $342,512 in state funding towards a shared effort to combat gun violence. The funding is part of New York State’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative. Senator Gipson strongly supported this funding during the state budget process and issued a letter of support on behalf of Dutchess County’s application to Michael C. Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

May 2, 2014
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WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT FERC'S FEDERALLY MANDATED CAPACITY ZONE

We must continue to fight against the Federal Government’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) “capacity zone” in the Hudson Valley. Increasing Hudson Valley residents' energy bills to incentivize new energy providers to better service New York City is unconscionable and simply wrong.

May 1, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO FIGHT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO FIGHT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today joined fellow Senators from across New York State to unveil a legislative package to combat the growing heroin epidemic impacting communities throughout New York State. Senator Gipson’s legislation, S.7103, would ensure that private sector insurance carriers in New York act responsibly in their obligation to provide adequate coverage for addiction treatment by expanding the coverage time frame for the inpatient rehabilitation of the opioid users.

April 29, 2014
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PHILIPSTOWN.INFO: SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES INSURANCE COVERAGE EXPANSION FOR SENIORS

Check out this article on Philipstown.info about New York State's expension of EPIC that I was proud to support:

New York State Sen. Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced the inclusion of $4.1 million in funding for the expansion of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2014/2015 New York State Budget. This funding will increase the number of seniors aged 65 and over who will now be income-eligible for the program, which helps seniors supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs.

April 25, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON CONTINUES TO FIGHT AGAINST FEDERAL CAPACITY ZONES

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON CONTINUES TO FIGHT AGAINST FEDERAL CAPACITY ZONES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) continues to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) to halt their proposed federally mandated capacity zones. Senator Gipson has opposed the capacity zones since the plans onset. He issued an official letter to FERC and NYISO on March 6 urging them to stop the capacity zones, and recently held a conference call with Ms. Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Chairman LeFleur listened to Senator Gipson’s concerns, but was not permitted to officially comment since the plan is still pending.

“I urge the Federal Government to listen to our community. Local leaders at all levels of government and residents continue to make it clear that the proposed capacity zones would be a harsh and unfair blow to hardworking families and businesses in the Hudson Valley.

April 24, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES DUTCHESS & PUTNAM PARKS & HISTORIC SITES TO RECEIVE NY WORKS FUNDING

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES DUTCHESS & PUTNAM PARKS & HISTORIC SITES TO RECEIVE NY WORKS FUNDING

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), member of the New York State Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, announced that James Baird State Park, Mills-Norrie State Park and Staatsburgh State Historic Site in Dutchess County, and Fahnestock State Park in Putnam County will receive funding as part of the New York Works program.

April 23, 2014
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SEN. GIPSON, ASM. ABINANTI, ASM. BUCHWALD & ADVOCATES CALL ON NYS TO KEEP FRACKING WASTE OUT OF NEW YORK

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SEN. GIPSON, ASM. ABINANTI, ASM. BUCHWALD & ADVOCATES CALL ON NYS TO KEEP FRACKING WASTE OUT OF NEW YORK

ALBANY, NY – In recognition of Earth Day, New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) and Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and David Buchwald (D-Westchester) reaffirmed their efforts to keep fracking waste out of New York State. Gipson and Abinanti have introduced legislation (S.3333/A.9074) that prohibits fracking wastewater from being used on highways for purposes such as melting ice. Gipson and Buchwald have introduced legislation (S.5412/A.7497) that prohibits the acceptance of fracking wastewater at water treatment facilities and landfills.

April 21, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO FOLLOW VERMONT AND PROTECT DOCTORS TREATING LONG-TERM LYME

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO FOLLOW VERMONT AND PROTECT DOCTORS TREATING LONG-TERM LYME

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the Vermont State Senate unanimously passed legislation similar to the “Doctor Protection Act” (S.5520) introduced by Senator Gipson in the New York State Senate. The legislation would protect doctors by disallowing the medical board to deny, revoke, or suspend the license of a physician or discipline any physician who prescribes, administers, or dispenses long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient suffering from long-term Lyme disease. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California have also passed similar legislation.

April 17, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 41

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 41st Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Mischa & Eva ParsonsGrade 1Nassau Elementary School

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MASTER TEACHERS SELECTIONS

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MASTER TEACHERS SELECTIONS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the announcement of new state Master Teachers from the 41st Senate District:

"These leaders in our educational community will help empower current and future STEM educators to ensure our schools are preparing students for college and successful career paths. Investing in our educators and students is a smart investment in our state's future that will enable our children to compete in a modern global economy.

April 15, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF EPIC COVERAGE FOR SENIORS

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF EPIC COVERAGE FOR SENIORS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced the inclusion of $4.1 million in funding for the expansion of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2014/2015 New York State Budget. This funding will increase the number of seniors aged 65 and over who will now be income-eligible for the program, which helps seniors supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs.

April 11, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS ADDITIONAL EXTREME WINTER RECOVERY AID FOR MUNICIPALITIES IN 41st DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS ADDITIONAL EXTREME WINTER RECOVERY AID FOR MUNICIPALITIES IN 41st DISTRICT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) highlighted additional “Extreme Winter Recovery Appropriations” in the 2014/2015 State Budget for local highway departments in Dutchess and Putnam to help with infrastructure repair efforts after the harsh winter. During the New York State Budget process, Senator Gipson and local highway superintendents were vocal in calling for additional funding and a greater commitment to infrastructure improvements from New York State. 

April 4, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON, LOCAL LAWMAKERS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF THE DUTCHESS COUNTY ENERGY TAX FOLLOWING STATE AID INCREASE

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON, LOCAL LAWMAKERS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF THE DUTCHESS COUNTY ENERGY TAX FOLLOWING STATE AID INCREASE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today joined fellow elected officials to announce increased funding included in the state budget that will allow for the repeal of the Dutchess County energy tax. Senator Gipson opposed the energy tax from its onset and worked to secure additional aid for Dutchess with colleagues at all levels of government, including the Cuomo Adminstration, which said that Senator Gipson was in "continuous contact" with the administration during budget negotiations and a "vocal advocate" for benefits for Dutchess.

April 2, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON 2014-15 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

 

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON 2014-15 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the passage of the 2014/2015 New York State Budget in the State Senate:

March 31, 2014
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GIPSON CONTINUES CALL FOR REFUND AND REPEAL OF COUNTY'S ENERGY TAX

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

GIPSON CONTINUES CALL FOR REFUND AND REPEAL OF COUNTY'S ENERGY TAX

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement continuing his call for an immediate repeal of Dutchess County's energy tax and a refund to residents for money already collected:

March 30, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE REFUND AND REPEAL OF ENERGY TAX

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON APPLAUDS STATE FUNDING TO DUTCHESS COUNTY, CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE REFUND AND REPEAL OF ENERGY TAX

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on the proposed funding in the 2014/2015 New York State Budget that would allow Dutchess County to repeal their recently implemented county energy tax:

March 29, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON COMMENDS MALONEY AND GIBSON LEGISLATION TO STOP CAPACITY ZONES & UTILITY COST HIKES

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON COMMENDS MALONEY AND GIBSON LEGISLATION TO STOP CAPACITY ZONES & UTILITY COST HIKES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Rep. Chris Gibson’s bipartisan legislation that would prohibit Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from approving a new capacity zone that would raise rates for consumers in the Hudson Valley:

March 28, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CONTINUES CALL FOR NYS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CONTINUES CALL FOR NYS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) continued to advocate for New York State to provide funding to counties for Early Intervention programs. Senator Gipson sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Co-Coalition Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Speaker Sheldon Silver urging them to include this relief to counties as they finalize the 2014/2015 State Budget.

March 27, 2014
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