For Immediate Release: July 11, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
For Immediate Release: June 21, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For Immediate Release: June 19, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
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.
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
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.
I was joined this week by Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and Christina Fisk, Board of Directors, Lyme Action Network, who are both Co-Chairs of the LymeNEXT! Forum and mothers of children with Lyme disease to discuss why we need the TickBITE Act and the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill that I have introduced in the State Senate. WATCH and SHARE if you or someone you know has been affected by Lyme disease:
SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) has submitted legislation (S5126) that would amend the New York State Constitution prohibiting the state from imposing unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts. Senator Gipson’s legislation intends to assist county and local governments in their efforts to balance their budgets and reduce the cost of living for taxpayers.
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) today announced legislation that he cosponsored which will give disabled veterans access to the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program (AHODP) has passed the Senate.
GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS
ALBANY, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) have introduced the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill. The legislation aims to protect doctors by allowing them to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a person with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. It would disallow 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 therapeutic purposes for a patient clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease.
SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE 2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate recognized Jacquemae Perrotta as the 2013 Veterans’ Hall of Fame honoree representing the 41st Senate District. Ms. Perrotta was recognized during a ceremony this afternoon, May 21, 2013, in Albany.