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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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SEN. GIPSON, ASM. CAHILL & ASM. SKARTADOS ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SEN. GIPSON, ASM. CAHILL & ASM. SKARTADOS ANNOUNCECONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) and Assemblymember Frank Skartados (D-Ulster, Orange, Dutchess) announced today that grants have been awarded to the Howland Public Library in Beacon, the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff and the Mid-Hudson Library System, which serves the mid-Hudson Valley, for public library construction.

June 19, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES MTA TAX RELIEF FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES MTA TAX RELIEF FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) announced the passage of legislation (S.2648) that repeals the MTA Commuter Tax for self-employed individuals earning up to $250,000 annually.

June 18, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS & VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS & VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) today announced the passage of legislation that will make it easier for veterans and volunteer first responders to receive tax relief.

June 18, 2013
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We Did It - OPWDD Funding Restored

Dear Friend,

I’m very pleased to let you know that we have come together in Albany to restore the $90 million in cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for working with the Legislature to find a solution to restore this funding.

June 17, 2013
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The Legislative Report: Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction

 

On the Legislative Report this week I was joined by special guests from the 41st District to discuss prescription drug and heroin addiction, particularly with our youth.

June 11, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES NO MORE FEES FOR PURPLE HEART HONOREE LICENSE PLATES

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

SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES NO MORE FEES FOR PURPLE HEART HONOREE LICENSE PLATES

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his cosponsored legislation (S4451A) passed the Senate. The legislation will eliminate any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients.

June 11, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON'S BILL TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEE: Inspired by local seniors

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

SEN. GIPSON'S BILL TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEEInspired by local seniors

ALBANY, NY—Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his Municipal Property Tax Deferment Bill (S.5409) passed the Senate Aging Committee on June 4, 2013. This legislation, which passed 8-3 out of the committee, would allow local municipalities to grant real property tax deferment to seniors, making it easier for seniors to remain in their homes.

June 4, 2013
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