Issues: Finance

KLEIN ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR THE YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the YMCA Paul Custer, and Vice President of Public Affairs at the YMCA Sharon Levy, today announced $200,000 in state funding for the YMCA of Greater New York.

August 20, 2015
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Greater Access to Dental Care Now Available Through Teledental Services

Legislation sponsored by Senator Young, signed by Governor Cuomo will improve access for patients

 

ALBANY – Greater access to dental care, including increased access to specialists who focus on unique diseases, and faster, more convenient treatment options, will now be available to thousands of New Yorkers.

 

Gov. Cuomo recently signed legislation authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) allowing dental offices to serve as provider locations for telehealth services. The expansion offers those in rural communities and those with limited means greater access to medical resources.

 

August 18, 2015
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Senator Young Announces $115,000 in State Funding to Clean and Preserve Cattaraugus County Waterways

Grants will help ongoing dredging and debris removal efforts, fight against invasive species

 

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today she has secured state assistance for necessary dredging and invasive species prevention in Cattaraugus County’s waterways.

 

As part of this year’s state budget, Senator Young successfully obtained two $30,000 grants to cover the cost of dredging Conewango Creek and Thatcher Brook. The Senator also secured a $25,000 grant for Lime Lake, to assist with the lake’s ongoing battle against invasive aquatic species, and $30,000 for dredging and debris removal at dams within the county.

 

August 14, 2015
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Senator Young Announces State Funding To Clean and Preserve Allegany County's Lakes and Rivers

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today she has secured state assistance for necessary dredging and invasive species prevention in Allegany County’s major lakes, streams and creeks.

 

As part of this year’s state budget, Senator Young successfully obtained a $100,000 grant to cover the cost of dredging Cuba Lake. The Senator also secured a $25,000 grant for the installation of a boat washing station at Rushford Lake as part of the lake’s ongoing battle against invasive aquatic species, and $30,000 for dredging and debris removal in streams and creeks across the county.

 

August 14, 2015
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Funding Secured to Support the Mission of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Senator Young, colleagues announce $200,000 grant for the organization

 

ALBANY – Women and men in Livingston County will benefit from expanded services thanks to a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. 

 

Senator Young joined a group of Senator, including Senator Patrick Gallivan to work for the funding to reach a 10 county area. The grant will be administred by the State health department. 

 

August 7, 2015
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Senator Gallivan's Online Survey

I am working hard in the State Senate on the important issues affecting our area, especially improving our schools, delivering meaningful property tax relief, sustaining our agricultural industry, supporting our sportsmen, working to protect your Second Amendment Rights and helping New York’s businesses succeed, grow and create new jobs.

This last session we worked to enact an on-time budget without raising taxes and kept spending growth below two percent. We rolled up our sleeves and worked in a bi-partisan way to help all New Yorkers realize a stronger, brighter and more prosperous future.

I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time throughout our district hearing from citizens and business owners directly. If you have any questions, please call me at 716-656-8544.

August 4, 2015
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Livonia Public Library To Receive Major Upgrades Thanks To Grant Provided By Senator Catharine Young

$250,000 SAM Grant will bring modern updates to local library

 

LIVONIA – Saying they were “overjoyed” to hear the news, Livonia Public Library officials applauded state Senator Catharine Young for securing a $250,000 capital grant that will be used toward a major expansion of the building and services.

 

Built in 1927, the Livonia Public Library has served the community for nearly 90 years. But with increasing demands for greater access to books, public programming, and modern resources like computers and high speed internet, the library had begun exploring avenues to grow.

 

August 3, 2015
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Murphy Announces $25k Grant For Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

MAHOPAC, NY - Steve and Susan Salomone have a story that parents across the Hudson Valley have come to relate to: their son Justin died of a heroin overdose in 2012. As a result of his death, the Salomones, along with the Christensen family of Somers, founded the advocacy group Drug Crisis in Our Backyard. At a press conference earlier today, State Senator Terrence Murphy, who serves as the co-chairman of the Senate's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, announced a $25,000 state grant in an effort to expand the program's reach throughout the community.

July 31, 2015
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Statement from Senator Young on funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College

Today’s announcement of funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College is exciting news for economic development in Allegany County. The Center for High-Temperature Characterization at Alfred University, and the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State College’s Wellsville Campus, will provide students using these facilities with a world-class education in state-of-the-art practices for advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing remains an integral part of our economy in the Southern Tier, and preparing people of all ages for careers in fields where good-paying jobs are open immediately is an important step in jumpstarting our state’s economy.

 

July 9, 2015
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More Seniors Now Eligible for Free Produce from Local Farmers' Markets

Program Sponsored by Senator Young Supports Better Health, Local Farmers

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) announced today that funding included in this year’s state budget will provide free farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers’ markets to seniors in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston Counties.

 

July 2, 2015
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Funding From The Workforce Development Institute Will Keep Cattaraugus Community Action Serving Area Residents

Food for Thought Culinary Arts program provides job training for out-of-school youth and displaced adults

 

ALBANY – The highly successful Food for Thought Culinary Arts program, operated by Cattaraugus Community Action (CCA), will be able to continue providing a 15-week training program for low-income youth and displaced adults thanks to funding supplied by the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

July 2, 2015
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Senator Young Announces State Funding to Clean and Preserve Chautauqua Lake

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) has announced that she secured state assistance for invasive species prevention for Chautauqua Lake.

 

As part of this year’s state budget, Senator Young successfully obtained a $100,000 grant for the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA), to support the organization’s ongoing battle against invasive aquatic species that can wreak havoc on the lake if not controlled.

 

July 1, 2015
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Murphy secures $10 mil funding for accelerated road paving

BREWSTER, NY - After months of advocating for additional funds to address the Hudson Valley's crumbling infrastructure, Senator Terrence Murphy announced today that key thoroughfares within the 40th Senate District are set to benefit from an additional $75 million in accelerated paving projects. "Earlier this year I joined my colleagues in successfully securing an additional $50 million in CHIPS funding to address the harsh conditions of our roads following last year's brutal winter," said Murphy. "Having heard from the local officials across my district it was clear that they needed more assistance than was originally provided to ensure our roads are safe for everyone."

June 25, 2015
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Action Taken to Address Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Crisis

Focus is on improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne diseases

 

ALBANY – Improvements to the methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, along with legislation to help stop the spread of the deer tick population, recently passed the state Senate.

 

The legislative package was the result of work done by the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, to which Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was appointed earlier this year, and is aimed at addressing the rising public health crisis.

 

June 24, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on FinanceSenator John A. DeFrancisco, ChairTuesday, June 24, 2015Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor and held in Room 332 CAP*

June 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Spherical Block Gets a Boost With Support From The Workforce Development Institute

Funding will promote business growth, likely create eight new jobs in the next three years

 

ALBANY – Spherical Block, LLC, an Allegany County manufacturer, expects to see job growth and expanded operations as a result of funding assistance provided through the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

As part of the 2015-16 State Budget, Senator Young personally advocated for the restoration of funding that supports the mission of the Workforce Development Institute following Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the program. The enacted budget restored $5 million in funding for the program.

 

June 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday, June 25, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

*ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 25, 2:00 PM - 2:16 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor* *ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 17, 7:36 PM - 7:56 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor* *ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 16, 8:38 PM - 8:59 PM
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Telehealth Services To Expand To Include Dental Care

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Young Will Boost Patients Access to Needed Dental Services

 

ALBANY – New Yorkers, especially those who live in rural communities, will soon have greater access to medical care, especially specialists who focus on unique diseases, and faster, more convenient treatment options. Under the new legislation, authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), telehealth services, which were opened earlier this year in New York, will now be expanded to include dental healthcare professionals.

 

June 16, 2015
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