New York State Senator Sue Serino

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

Two New York state senators released a report last week aimed at combating the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The report, which follows a public hearing in August, contains a number of recommendations. A Hudson Valley scientist who studies Lyme disease commended the report, but has some suggestions for improving it.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill to safeguard the Hudson River from proposed anchorage sites. The legislation also establishes minimum conditions under which petroleum-bearing vessels are authorized to navigate on the river.

New York state legislature leaders have been discussing whether to hold a special session this month and take up, among other issues, pay raises for lawmakers. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with a few state senators to get their reaction.

Terry Gipson Aims To Retake A NYS Senate Seat

Nov 4, 2016

Democrat Terry Gipson wants his seat back in the 41st New York state Senate district and it’s a rematch. The former one-term senator is running against Republican Senator Sue Serino for the seat that covers most of Dutchess County and part of Putnam County. Gipson spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about why he wants another shot. 

NYS Senator Sue Serino And Her Re-Election Bid

Nov 3, 2016

Republican New York state Senator Sue Serino is running for re-election in the 41st District. The freshman senator spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about what she has accomplished and what she hopes to do next term if she wins November 8.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Tuesday marked the Sixth Annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the capitol.

Lyme Disease Info Bill Passes NYS Senate

May 24, 2016
WAMC / Dave Lucas

A bill on a Lyme disease information campaign from a New York state lawmaker from the Hudson Valley, has passed the Senate.

Tampon Aisle
Rachel Hutton, Flickr

A Hudson Valley state senator and Manhattan assemblymember say it’s time to remove sales tax from feminine hygiene products.  Republican State Senator Sue Serino and Democratic Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal announced Thursday that they worked on legislation that would exempt feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, from the state sales and compensating use tax.

NYS Senator's Bill On Alzheimer's Database Advances

Mar 4, 2015
Courtesy of Sue Serino

A New York state freshman senator from the Hudson Valley says her bill to create an Alzheimer’s and dementia database has moved one step forward.

Courtesy of Sue Serino

A freshman New York state senator from the Dutchess County is chair of a task force concerning Lyme disease while the Assembly has formed a group on climate change.

A former New York state senator has written to his successor, calling on her to break the silence on ethics reform. The freshman senator from Dutchess County is biting back.

Former one-term state Senator Terry Gipson, a Democrat, penned a letter to the woman who defeated him in November, Republican Sue Serino, asking that she make ethics reform a top priority.