April 20, 2017

$2.3 million in funding secured by Murphy adds structure to local infrastructure

ALBANY, NY – Sidewalks are an important, but often overlooked part of our transportation infrastructure. If they are in disrepair or inaccessible, they can pose great challenges or danger for anyone who is handicapped. Senator Terrence Murphy has been working with Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Westchester County municipalities to procure $2.319, 952 to upgrade local walkways and roads. …

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April 13, 2017

Legislation from NYS Senate’s Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction seen as national model

ALBANY, NY – Members of the New York State Senate’s task force on heroin and opioid addiction applauded the actions of United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ) on the introduction of legislation that would limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days. This legislation, which was passed and signed into law in New York …

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April 13, 2017

Murphy Receives Prestigious Award From Retired Detectives Of The City Of New York

BRONX, NY – Before he was a Senator, Terrence Murphy served as an Emergency Medical Technician for eight years. He was awed by the heroic actions of his fellow first responders, who often eschewed their own safety to help those in need. This included the detectives he encountered, who doggedly pursued dangerous criminals and solved seemingly unsolvable cases. Since taking …

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April 11, 2017

Murphy delivers on infrastructure pledge; secures $4 million for local roads

ALBANY, NY – The past several days of balmy, spring-like weather has made us forget about winter’s chill. Although we were spared a harsh winter, the effects of keeping the roads clear left many roadways in the 40th Senate District in need of repair. While working to bring the 2017-18 budget to fruition, Senator Terrence Murphy kept his eye on …

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April 10, 2017

Murphy finds silver lining in late budget

ALBANY, NY – Late Sunday night the New York State Senate finally approved an agreed upon $153 billion budget that honors the self imposed spending cap for the 7th year in a row. Amid criticism for failing to pass an on-time budget, lawmakers spent the past week and a half scrambling to build consensus over critical portions of the budget, …

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April 5, 2017

Murphy comments on bogus budget process

ALBANY, NY – For ten straight days lawmakers have been feverishly trying to come to terms on a state budget for 2017-18. After spending yet another day waiting for final details to be agreed upon, and for bills to be handed down by Governor Cuomo, the New York State Senate adjourned until a concrete proposal is made available for final …

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April 4, 2017

Fuel Barge Runs Aground In Hudson, Renews Anchorage Concerns

In this photo from the Reinauer Transportation Company, the tug Meredith C. Reinauer is pictured in front of a RTC-150 barge which ran aground Tuesday on the Hudson River near Catskill.

ALBANY, NY – Amidst news that a barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline ran around in the Hudson River today, State Senator Terrence Murphy renewed his call that the Coast Guard withdraw its proposal to establish ten new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston, New York as unsafe and unsound. The Coast Guard had originally justified …

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April 3, 2017

Murphy comments on budget extender passage

ALBANY, NY – Monday afternoon the New York State Senate approved a bare bones budget extender in order to keep New York’s state government running until the end of May. Th extender will allow funds to flow to critical services such as law enforcement, first responders and schools. While lawmakers spent the weekend working to come to a final agreement …

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March 31, 2017

Murphy comments on late budget

Albany, NY – Late Friday afternoon the New York State Legislature called it a day after last minute negotiations fell apart to approve the State’s $152 billion budget making a late budget imminent. While lawmakers are expected to work through the weekend, State Senator Terrence Murphy said the following: “It is very disappointing that we failed to pass an on …

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