New York State Senator Terry Gipson

Hudson Valley News
7:42 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Dog Bite Legislation

Credit Courtesy of Frankie and Maria Flora

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley today introduced legislation that would hold dog owners financially liable the first time their dogs bite others.

Frankie Flora is nine years old. On this day in 2009, he was severely mauled by a relative’s dog.

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Hudson Valley News
12:45 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Senators Introduce Dog Bite Legislation

Frankie and Maria Flora
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Two New York State senators are introducing a bill to protect victims of serious dog bites.

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Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Legislators Comment on NY Governor's Effort To Crack Down on Public Corruption

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday proposed legislation that establishes a new class of public corruption crimes and enables prosecutors to better crack down on public corruption. The proposal comes on the heels of two federal political corruption cases last week involving elected officials in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
6:45 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

PSC Adds Hearings, Comment Time For Proposed Utility Merger

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The New York State Public Service Commission is extending the comment period for a proposed utility merger after some area residents and lawmakers requested the extension.

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Hudson Valley News
9:50 am
Tue March 12, 2013

NYS Senator Praises Budget Resolution

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A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says the 2013-2014 Senate budget resolution approved Monday provides some good news for his district. Democratic State Senator Terry Gipson says the budget resolution contains a few items for which he has been fighting. One is to keep the Beacon Correctional Facility, the state’s only female minimum-security prison, up and running.  Gipson says another recommendation included in the resolution is to keep open another facility in Dutchess County, the Red Hook Residential Center, a youth detention facility.

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Hudson Valley News
1:58 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

IBM Will Move Some Work To Its Poughkeepsie Site

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IBM is moving some of its product manufacturing from Rochester, Minnesota, to Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as to Mexico. Company officials are being tight-lipped about what this means in terms of jobs, but some onlookers in the Hudson Valley see a boost to the local economy.

Here’s IBM spokesman Scott Cook.

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Hudson Valley News
1:05 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Elected Officials Hear Concerns from Low-Income Residents

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A grassroots group in the Hudson Valley organized a Town Hall Meeting in Poughkeepsie Tuesday evening, to give low-income residents the chance to hear from three elected officials who represent them. The elected officials vowed a lot of support and help, and many in attendance say they are hopeful.

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Hudson Valley News
6:48 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

PSC Approves Construction of Power Plant in Dutchess

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a large power plant in Dutchess County.  It was the last of the major approvals needed, though there are still some issues on the local level to work out before the shovels can hit the ground.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

The Proposed Closure of Beacon Correctional Causes Concerns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two correctional facilities. One is in the Hudson Valley, and it’s the state’s only minimum security prison for women. And now there is concern about what will happen to the programs available to these women.

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Hudson Valley News
2:08 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

NYS Senator Uncloaks Vampire Voting Act

Credit Courtesy of Terry Gipson

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced a bill he says will keep legislators from voting under the cover of darkness.

Democratic State Senator Terry Gipson, who represents most of Dutchess County, and parts of Putnam County, has introduced the following measure.

So far, Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk is a co-sponsor; she represents Greene and Montgomery Counties, as well as parts of Ulster, Albany, and Schenectady Counties. Gipson says others have expressed interest, though he declined to name names. Again, here’s Gipson.

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