New York State Senator Terry Gipson http://wamc.org en NYS Senator Rolls Out Affordable Energy Plan http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-rolls-out-affordable-energy-plan <p>A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled an energy plan he hopes will ease financial burdens and move the state forward.&nbsp;</p><p>State Senator Terry Gipson has an affordable energy plan he says would bring relief from taxes and rate hikes to families and businesses.</p><p>“I just can’t sit by any longer and watch hardworking families and business owners suffer under these regressive energy taxes,” says Gipson.</p><p>The Democrat from Rhinebeck says his plan has five points.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:56:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 85783 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Rolls Out Affordable Energy Plan Sen. Gipson Discusses State Of The State Tax Proposals http://wamc.org/post/sen-gipson-discusses-state-state-tax-proposals <p></p><p>In his recent State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a zero percent &nbsp;corporate income tax for manufacturers&nbsp;tax that locate in upstate New York, but one state Senator from the Hudson Valley says part of his district is being left out. Democrat Terry Gipson of the 41st district says the zero tax should also be offered in the counties that must now pay the MTA payroll tax: Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Brian Shields 81998 at http://wamc.org Sen. Gipson Discusses State Of The State Tax Proposals NYS Republican Senator Kicks Off Candidate Forums In 41st District http://wamc.org/post/nys-republican-senator-kicks-candidate-forums-41st-district <p>A Republican New York state senator is working to ensure that his neighboring district returns to GOP hands in November.</p><p>Republican Greg Ball is the state Senate Republican Committee co-chairman, and is hosting a series of forums aimed at unseating the Democratic senator in the 41<sup>st</sup> District – freshman Terry Gipson. He held the first forum Wednesday night in Putnam County.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:38:08 +0000 Allison Dunne 79229 at http://wamc.org NYS Republican Senator Kicks Off Candidate Forums In 41st District Fatal Train Derailment Breaks Community's Heart http://wamc.org/post/fatal-train-derailment-breaks-communitys-heart <p>Four passengers died in Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line train derailment. Three lived across the Hudson Valley – in Orange, Putnam, and Westchester Counties. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at one Hudson River community now choking back tears.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:41:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 78998 at http://wamc.org Fatal Train Derailment Breaks Community's Heart NYS Senator Urges Passage Of Bill To Restrict Standardized Testing http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-urges-passage-bill-restrict-standardized-testing <p>A New York state senator says it is time to pass his legislation to restrict standardized testing for the youngest students.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 78083 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Urges Passage Of Bill To Restrict Standardized Testing HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation http://wamc.org/post/hv-lawmakers-react-moreland-commissions-investigation <p>New York State’s Moreland Commission, in an effort to root out public corruption, is looking into lawmakers’ outside income. After some lawmakers rebuffed the Commission’s requests, its co-chairs indicated subpoenas were forthcoming.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:30:11 +0000 Allison Dunne 76081 at http://wamc.org HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation Hear Us Now? Verizon vs. Rules & Regulations http://wamc.org/post/hear-us-now-verizon-vs-rules-regulations <p></p><p>Verizon has lost one small battle with government regulators, but the internet arm of the telecom giant continues its fight to create so-called "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the net.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:37:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 73462 at http://wamc.org Hear Us Now? Verizon vs. Rules & Regulations NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway http://wamc.org/post/ny-secretary-state-walks-walkway <p>Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.</p><p>Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:23:27 +0000 Allison Dunne 72315 at http://wamc.org NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway CDC Study Focuses on Spraying Pesticides and Tick-Borne Diseases http://wamc.org/post/cdc-study-focuses-spraying-pesticides-and-tick-borne-diseases <p>A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:22:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 72011 at http://wamc.org CDC Study Focuses on Spraying Pesticides and Tick-Borne Diseases NYS Senator Comments On Verizon Plan http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-comments-verizon-plan <p>A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley is the latest to pen a letter to the Public Service Commission in opposition to Verizon’s Voice Link plan.</p><p>Verizon’s plan before the state Public Service Commission introduces language by which Verizon could discontinue its current landline service in certain areas and instead offer a wireless service known as Voice Link as the sole voice service. Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson says he wrote to the PSC this week urging it to reject Verizon’s request.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:13:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 71950 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Comments On Verizon Plan