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SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES LOCAL STATE TROOPERS FOR RECEIVING TOP HONORS

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

SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES LOCAL STATE TROOPERSFOR RECEIVING TOP HONORS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) presented three New York State Troopers from Troop K with Senate Resolutions for receiving top honors from New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico at the New York State Police 37th Annual Awards Ceremony and Memorial Service.

September 11, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE FACILITY

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE FACILITY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program to the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse that will go towards construction of their new facility. Senator Gipson presented the grant to Executive Director Kathleen Murphy at the center’s groundbreaking ceremony.

September 9, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES HYDE PARK WILL RECEIVE $20,000 GRANT FROM DEC FOR FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES HYDE PARK WILL RECEIVE $20,000 GRANT FROM DEC FOR FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT

HYDE PARK, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced today that the Town of Hyde Park has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) for their flood mitigation project. On May 23rd, 2013, Senator Gipson issued a letter in support of the Town of Hyde Park’s grant application.

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON DELIVERS $100,000 GRANT TO BUILD PLAYGROUND AT KENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

Senator Terry Gipson Delivers $100,000 Grant to Build Playground at Kent Elementary School

KENT, NY -- On the first day of school in Kent, New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) delivered a $100,000 grant that he secured through the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program for the Imagination Station II that will go towards building a playground for Kent Elementary School. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Legislator Richard T. Othmer Jr., Kent Supervisor Katherine Doherty, Carmel Teachers’ Association President Lisa Jackson, Imagination Station and KEPTO President Brittany Alvarez, School Representatives, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the Carmel Rotary and members of the community joined Senator Terry Gipson for the ceremony.

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON CALLS ON NYS TO TAKE ACTION ON LYME FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NEW CDC STUDY

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

SENATOR GIPSON CALLS ON NYS TO TAKE ACTION ON LYME FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NEW CDC STUDY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report stating that as many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, ten times more than previously reported:

August 21, 2013
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SEN. TERRY GIPSON REQUESTS PSC REJECT VERIZON'S VOICE LINK PETITION

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

SEN. TERRY GIPSON REQUESTS PSC REJECT VERIZON'S VOICE LINK PETITION

 "It is in the best interest of my constituents that I have asked the Public Service Commission to reject Verizon's petition to abandon its proven wire line service and only offer 'Voice Link' wireless service in certain areas. I believe it is premature to embrace 'Voice Link' until it can be proven to be as reliable as copper or fiber-optic networks.

August 20, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS PUDDING ST. PROJECT PUBLIC FORUM WITH LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS PUDDING ST. PROJECT PUBLIC FORUM WITH LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – After securing $1 million in federal funding to assess the Pudding Street/Taconic project in Putnam Valley, N.Y.,Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), in collaboration with local and state officials, held a public forum on August 14, 2013 to discuss the project. Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio, representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and a representative from the office of Assemblyman Steve Katz joined Senator Gipson.

August 15, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CELEBRATES EARLY LITERACY AWARENESS AND NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK IN POUGHKEEPSIE

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

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON CELEBRATES EARLY LITERACY AWARENESS AND NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK IN POUGHKEEPSIE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – On Monday, August 12, New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) celebrated Early Literacy Awareness and National Health Center Week (August 11-17) in partnership with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. Senator Gipson toured the health center, spoke with staff and read to children in the waiting room at the Poughkeepsie Family Partnership Center in the City of Poughkeepsie.

August 13, 2013
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OP-ED: SEN. GIPSON & ASM. LALOR JOIN TO END UNFUNDED MANDATES

It’s no secret that we don’t see eye to eye on every issue.

However, we were both elected last year as outsiders committed to reforming our state government and reducing the cost of living in our community. We both understand the burden unfunded mandates place on local governments, school districts and, ultimately, taxpayers.

As we have done with our legislation to establish term limits in Albany, we are working together and proposing a bipartisan constitutional amendment to end the decades-long practice of passing down unfunded mandates from the state to local governments.

August 13, 2013
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WAMC: NYS Senator, Assemblyman Join To Tackle Unfunded Mandates

Check out the WAMC's coverage of the Senator's bipartisan efforts with Assemblyman Lalor:

A state senator and assemblyman, both from the Hudson Valley, say they have a bipartisan solution to curb unfunded mandates. They also say they are banding together as outsiders and want their constituents to know about it.

About three months ago, Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson proposed a state constitutional amendment to prohibit certain unfunded mandates. He says the measure is a bold one.

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August 6, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUR

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUR

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced this month's visits in his ongoing local government outreach tour to assist local municipalities. Senator Gipson has been attending village, town and city board meetings throughout the 41st Senate District to receive feedback and answer questions directly from municipal representatives.

August 6, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS INAUGURAL PUTNAM VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON HOLDS INAUGURAL PUTNAM VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

PHILIPSTOWN, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) held the inaugural meeting of his Putnam County Veteran Advisory Committee last evening at the The American Legion George A. Casey Post 275 in the Village of Cold Spring. Representatives from local VFW posts, American Legion posts, local government and veteran organizations joined Senator Gipson to discuss the needs and issues important to veterans and their families in the Hudson Valley.

July 12, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON CASE THAT INSPIRED ‘ROSIE’S LAW’

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

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON CASE THAT INSPIRED ‘ROSIE’S LAW’

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the New York State Appellate Court’s decision to uphold the use of a facility dog in the case of the People of the State of New York v. Victor Tohom. Because of this case, Senator Gipson introduced ‘Rosie’s Law’ (S.4865/A.7159) which would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

July 11, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON BRINGS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER AT DISTRICT OFFICE OPENING

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

SENATOR GIPSON BRINGS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER AT DISTRICT OFFICE OPENING

​POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) hosted a celebratory opening of his district office at 3 Neptune Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 bringing local community members, businesses and elected officials together.

July 11, 2013
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Op-Ed: End of Session and Our Work Ahead

I promised I would go to Albany and work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, who was serious about creating jobs, reducing the cost of living and reforming our government. Through hard work, we were able to make great strides toward improving our communities in Dutchess and Putnam counties.

This year’s timely budget included: $800 million in tax relief for businesses, $300 million in tax relief for hard working families, and additional funding for local school districts. Along with $6 million for re-purposing the Beacon Correctional Facility, I worked to secure an additional $9 million in school aid beyond the proposed budget. After 10 years since first being proposed, I was able to deliver $1 million to begin work on the Pudding Street Overpass in Putnam Valley.

July 3, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON SUPPORTS INVESTIGATIVE PANEL ON PUBLIC CORRUPTION

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

SEN. GIPSON SUPPORTS INVESTIGATIVE PANEL ON PUBLIC CORRUPTIONUrges Legislature to Take Real Action on Reform

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced his support of the investigative panel that is being formed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that will have “broad and sweeping” jurisdiction to investigate public officials at all levels of government. Senator Gipson, who has introduced multiple pieces of campaign finance and ethics reform legislation in his first term, continued to urge the Legislature to take real action on reform.

July 3, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON APPLAUDS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY ON COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov 

SEN. GIPSON APPLAUDS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY ON COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Terry Gipson spoke at the opening rededication of the newly renovated Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The National Archives and Records Administration formally opened the Library’s new state-of-the-art permanent museum exhibits on Sunday, June 30th. These renovations are the first of the Library since it opened in 1941 when President Roosevelt spoke at the dedication on June 30th, 1941.

July 1, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES OPERATION IMPACT FUNDS TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES OPERATION IMPACT FUNDS TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today announced increased funding for Operation IMPACT grants toward multiagency law enforcement in Dutchess County.

June 27, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ADVISES TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ADVISES TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo today in advising his constituents to take safety measures as weather temperatures continue to rise throughout New York State.

June 25, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MAJORITY COALITION VOTING DOWN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

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

SEN. GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON MAJORITY COALITION VOTING DOWN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement today after the Senate Majority Coalition voted against legislation to end the status quo in Albany and achieve real campaign finance reform.

June 21, 2013
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