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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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The Legislative Report: Lyme Legislation

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:

June 4, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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. 

May 30, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2013 Media Contact:  Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

May 24, 2013
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GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

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.

May 22, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE ​2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT

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

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.

May 21, 2013
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GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

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

GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) held a press conference today in the Town of Poughkeepsie to highlight his "Good Neighbor Bill" (S4055).  Senator Gipson was joined by Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor Todd Tancredi (R-Town of Poughkeepsie) whose town board had requested that Senator Gipson introduce the legislation.  The Putnam County Village of Cold Spring also made an official request.

May 15, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2013 Media Contact:  Sen. Gipson - Jon Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov                             Asm. Lalor - Chris Covucci | 845.309.2654 | covuccic@gmail.com

SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL 

In a bipartisan effort to end corruption in Albany, State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today joined in front of the Wappinger Town Hall to introduce joint legislation that creates term limits in both the New York State Senate and Assembly.

May 9, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate honored Lea Bishop, Director of the Mid-Hudson Satellite Center of Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) as a “Woman of Distinction” representing the 41st Senate District. Ms. Bishop, a resident of Hopewell Junction, was recognized during a ceremony on May 7, 2013, in Albany.

May 8, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGESAGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson today issued the following statement concerning the arrest and charges against New York State Senator John Sampson.

“Once again, I’m very troubled by the allegations against Senator John Sampson. This is another unfortunate example of why there is an urgent need for comprehensive campaign finance and ethics reform in New York.

May 7, 2013
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Poughkeepsie Journal: New legislation would expand dogs' role in court

Yesterday I stood with Assemblyman Frank Skartados to introduce ‘Rosie’s Law,’ which is named after Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York State. With Rosie’s help, a 15-year-old girl (known in the case as “Jessica”) from Dutchess County was able to provide testimony against her abuser. The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court

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

Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-Milton) announced ‘Rosie’s Law’ in a press conference on the Capitol steps Monday afternoon (S.4865/A.7159). The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

May 6, 2013
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Times Herald Record: 'Nothing we can do' for Lyme disease as costly treatment option denied

This very informative article discusses why my TickBITE Act (S.3478) is so important. The proposed legislation would require health insurers and workers’ compensation to provide coverage for long-term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. It also establishes the tick-borne illness, research, and education fund.

This is why two state lawmakers in this region with the nation's highest incidence of Lyme – state Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Poughkeepsie, and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston – are sponsoring companion bills in the state Legislature that would remedy the situation that Raucci calls “potentially life threatening.”

May 3, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY

ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (S2522) that will establish incentives and tax credits for investments in solar energy and extend existing programs.

April 24, 2013
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