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SENATOR GIPSON TO VOTE 'NO' ON REINSTATING INCUMBENT REGENTS DUE TO FAILED COMMON CORE IMPLEMENTATION

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

SENATOR GIPSON TO VOTE 'NO' ON REINSTATING INCUMBENT REGENTS DUE TO FAILED COMMON CORE IMPLEMENTATION

ALBANY, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement announcing that he will vote "NO" on reinstating all incumbent Department of Education Regents:

"I will not be voting to reinstate the incumbent Regents because students, parents, educators and taxpayers deserve to have accountability in their state government, and it is obvious that the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum has been a failure.

March 5, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NEW YORK’S PARTICIPATION IN “HEAT-AND-EAT” PROGRAM

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NEW YORK’S PARTICIPATION IN “HEAT-AND-EAT” PROGRAM

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement commending New York State’s plan to protect approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would have harshly impacted New Yorkers due to cuts in the recently enacted federal Farm Bill.

“By stepping up to the plate and participating in the ‘Heat-and-Eat’ program, New York State will save benefits for nearly 300,000 homes across the state, including Dutchess and Putnam Counties. I applaud Governor Cuomo for doing the right thing on behalf of New Yorkers who need assistance, including senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and children who rely on this program to keep their homes heated during the winter, and food on their plates.

March 4, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF DCRCOC PRESIDENT & CEO CHARLIE NORTH

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF DCRCOC PRESIDENT & CEO CHARLIE NORTH

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement following the announcement that Charlie North, President and CEO, of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be retiring.

“Charlie has committed over twenty years of hard work improving not only our business community but our community as a whole through the Chamber and its foundation. I wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.

March 4, 2014
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GIPSON AND LALOR BILL TOUGHENS SENTENCING FOR MULTIPLE HOMICIDES

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014 Media Contact:  Sen. Gipson - Jon Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov                            Asm. Lalor - Chris Covucci | 845.309.2654 | covuccic@gmail.com

GIPSON AND LALOR BILL TOUGHENS SENTENCING FOR MULTIPLE HOMICIDES

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D – Dutchess, Putnam)  and Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R – Dutchess) today announced bipartisan legislation (S.6462, A.8721) that would give judges in New York State the discretion to allow the sentencing for two or more crimes through a single act to run consecutively when one of the crimes results in a homicide under Article 125 of the New York State Penal Law.

The legislators were joined by the families of Shawn and Patricia Wonderly. The Wonderly family, along with other members of the community, presented the idea for this legislation after a personal tragedy. On August 1, 2012, Ryan Floryan ran a red light at the Eastbound Arterial and Worrall Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie and slammed into a car carrying Shawn and Patricia Wonderly of the City of Poughkeepsie. The couple was killed in the crash. Thankfully, their two children Abigail, now 9, and Matthew Wonderly, now 8, who were also in the car, survived the crash.

February 26, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TO DISCUSS CONTINUED EFFORTS TO SUPPORT DUTCHESS & PUTNAM VETERANS

 

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TO DISCUSS CONTINUED EFFORTS TO SUPPORT DUTCHESS & PUTNAM VETERANS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) met with his Dutchess and Putnam County Veterans Advisory Committee last evening at American Legion Post 1302 in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Representatives from local VFW posts, American Legion posts and organizations that provide services to veterans joined Senator Gipson to discuss actions by the State Legislature and the needs and issues important to veterans and their families in the Hudson Valley.

February 21, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND LYME & TICK-BORNE ILLNESS FUNDING IN LETTER TO COMMISSIONER

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON URGES HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND LYME & TICK-BORNE ILLNESS FUNDING IN LETTER TO COMMISSIONER

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) urged New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to expand funding in the Department of Health’s 2014/15 budget for Lyme and tick-borne illness research, education and outreach in a recent letter. Senator Gipson has introduced the TickRAID Act, S.5983, which would appropriate $1 million to the Health Department’s Tick Borne Disease Institute. Past funding has been cut by almost 50 percent over the past 6 years.

February 19, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOSTS ADVOCATES FROM THE ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM AT STATE CAPITOL

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOSTS ADVOCATES FROM THE ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM AT STATE CAPITOL

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) hosted a breakfast for parents, families, and staff members ​from the Anderson Center for Autism at the State Capitol for their 2014 Advocacy Day on February 11, 2014. During the event, Senator Gipson discussed the 2014/2015 State Budget as well as other legislation.

February 12, 2014
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COMMUNITY SHOWS UP TO TALK TAX RELIEF AT SENATOR GIPSON’S TAX RELIEF TOWN HALL

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

COMMUNITY SHOWS UP TO TALK TAX RELIEF AT SENATOR GIPSON’S TAX RELIEF TOWN HALL

HYDE PARK, NY – Community members from Dutchess and Putnam filled Hyde Park’s Town Hall Thursday evening for New York State Senator Terry Gipson’s (D-Dutchess, Putnam) Tax Relief Town Hall.

February 7, 2014
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PETE SEEGER’S LIFE MEMORIALIZED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov 

PETE SEEGER’S LIFE MEMORIALIZED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that the New York State Senate unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Gipson, memorializing the life of Pete Seeger. A legendary folk musician and activist, Pete Seeger passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014.

February 6, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S CPR LEGISLATION GETS SUPPORT FROM NYSAC

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S CPR LEGISLATION GETS SUPPORT FROM NYSAC

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced that the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has issued a Memorandum of Support for his legislation, the County Payment Relief Act (CPR), S.5996.

February 4, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PETE SEEGER

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PETE SEEGER

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement on the passing of Pete Seeger:

“I’m saddened by the news of Pete Seeger’s passing, but grateful to have been touched by his celebrated life. His music provided a soundtrack to decades of change in our nation and his advocacy provided a voice for so many important causes including labor, civil rights and protecting our environment, especially our beloved Hudson River.

January 28, 2014
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HUDSON VALLEY AND LONG ISLAND LAWMAKERS PARTNER FOR INCREASED LYME AND TICK FUNDING IN NEW YORK AFTER YEARS OF CUTS

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2014

Media Contact:Senator Gipson: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.govAssemblyman Thiele: Laura Stephenson | 631.537.2583 | StephensonL@assembly.state.ny.us

HUDSON VALLEY AND LONG ISLAND LAWMAKERS PARTNER FOR INCREASED LYME AND TICK FUNDING IN NEW YORK AFTER YEARS OF CUTS

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) have introduced the Research Aid for Tick-Borne Diseases Act (TickRAID Act), S.5983/SA8425-A, in both the Senate and Assembly that would provide the New York State Department of Health’s Tick Borne Disease Institute with a $1 million appropriation to promote research, detection, education and outreach on tick-borne illness through a competitive grant process. Previous funding has been cut by almost 50 percent over the past 6 years.

January 23, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON COMMENDS PSC DECISION TO DELAY PROPOSED POWER LINE PROJECT

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON COMMENDS PSC DECISION TO DELAY PROPOSED POWER LINE PROJECT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today commended the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to delay their case on the suggested power line project that would potentially impact the towns of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan and Pleasant Valley.

January 22, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

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

“This is just the beginning of the budget process. As we work to finalize the 2014/15 budget, among my top priorities are: cutting taxes, properly funding public education while addressing the serious issues related to the Common Core Curriculum, delivering unfunded mandate and property tax relief, proper funding for Lyme research, ethics reform and stimulating job creation.

January 21, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO INCLUDE UPSTATE COUNTIES WITHIN MTA REGION IN 0% CORPORATE TAX FOR MANUFACTURERS PLAN

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

SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO INCLUDE UPSTATE COUNTIES WITHIN MTA REGION IN 0% CORPORATE TAX FOR MANUFACTURERS PLAN

Highlights legislation for a full repeal of the regressive MTA Payroll Tax.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has called on New York State to include counties that are within the MTA Payroll Tax Region in Governor Cuomo’s plans to grant a 0% corporate income tax rate for upstate manufacturers. Governor Cuomo’s current proposal, highlighted in his 2014 State of the State address, excludes upstate counties such as Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess that are within the MTA Payroll Tax Region.

January 15, 2014
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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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