Murphy announces Pleasantville Church recommended for State & Natonal Register of Historic Places

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – Senator Terrence Murphy is pleased to announce that St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville has been recommended for inclusion in the State and National Register of Historic Places. “Maintaining our religious landmarks preserves our history and is a benefit to the entire community,” Senator Murphy said. “When you think of Pleasantville, one […]

Murphy To The Assembly: End The Blockade Of Child Safety Zone And Victim Safety Zone Legislation

SOMERS, NY – Parks and playgrounds are supposed to be refuges for children, not battlegrounds. As a father, Senator Murphy is well aware of the dangers posed by sexual predators lurking where our children play. For more than eight years, he has been a statewide leader and advocate for children, sponsoring legislation to protect children […]

Senator wants to shut down START-UP NY ads

JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY – As several audits by the State Comptroller have shown, the 2011 state advertising contract for the “New York Open for Business Marketing Initiative” is not producing quantifiable results. State Senator Terrence Murphy now says that the advertising contract, which includes START-UP NY, should be suspended until the state enacts the corrective […]

Murphy paves way for grade crossing safety package approval

ALBANY, NY – A month after the fatal train accident in Valhalla, State Senator Terrence Murphy joined local officials in Mt. Pleasant to call for the closing of the Cleveland Street grade crossing. These calls intensified, later that year as the Senator, who represents Northern Westchester, led a bipartisan effort to have the MTA inspect […]

Murphy at forefront of tackling the heroin and opioid crisis

ALBANY, NY – Senator Terrence Murphy today built upon his record of tackling the heroin and opioid epidemic head-on by passing a package of legislation that addresses many of the issues raised by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The measures focus on addiction prevention, access to treatment, and support for […]

Senate passes bill to close ‘Agents of the City’ exemptions

ALBANY, NY – Non-contractual advisers to politicians will be subject to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests thanks to ethics reform legislation sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy which passed the Senate today. The legislation would close the exemption used by Mayor Bill de Blasio to deem five such individuals “agents of the city” who are […]

Albany to Peekskill: This one’s for Brew

ALBANY, NY – Legislation to allow redevelopment of the Charles Point Marina in Peekskill passed the State Senate today, which will lead to the expansion of Captain Lawrence Brewery into northern Westchester. The measure, sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy, adds certain parcels of land in Peekskill to the state’s list of premises which are exempt […]

Murphy puts local school districts back in charge

ALBANY, NY – Senator Terrence Murphy struck yet another blow at Common Core today when it was announced the Board of Regents would adopt regulations requiring superintendents to make a local determination as to academic proficiency for students with disabilities. Those students who struggle with the state-mandated tests could still be allowed to graduate with […]