ALBANY - The State Senate has passed mandate relief legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.
ALBANY - "Governor Cuomo is correct that our state is teetering on the edge of a cliff, and it must be saved. People and jobs are leaving, and there are not enough career opportunities for our young people. Our future depends on making responsible decisions to turn around the economy, grow jobs, alleviate the crushing tax burden, and restructure government spending," Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) said.
ALBANY – A major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new private sector jobs for workers across the State was passed in the State Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).
Senator Catharine Young introduced Governor Andrew Cuomo at his follow-up presentation of his State of the State Address to hundreds in attendance at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. Senator Young said that her Senate Conference is enthusiastic to partner with the Governor to revive the economy, grow private sector jobs and relieve the suffocating tax burden, especially property taxes.
ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has been appointed to two leadership posts as Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Housing by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
OLEAN - When two Marines involved in a training mission off the coast of South Carolina were forced to eject from their aircraft after an engine failure, it was Olean native and Petty Officer 3rd Class (AMT-3) Andrew Witruke and his Coast Guard crew who were on scene to make the rescue.
CUBA, NY – Two area veterans who answered their Country’s call to military service before graduating from high school received long overdue diplomas during a special ceremony Monday at Cuba-Rushford High School. Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) was joined by Cuba-Rushford Superintendent Kevin Shanley and Belfast Central Superintendent Judy May to present high school diplomas through New York State’s Operation Recognition in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Lester Baker, West Clarksville, and deceased Army Air Forces Corporal June E. Lockwood, who was a Cuba native.
“The Republicans' victory in winning back the state Senate majority is great news for the upstate economy and will bring desperately-needed relief for taxpayers," said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).
“Something's rotten in the state of New York, and it starts with OCFS’s radical policies. This report verifies the appalling lack of judgment and gross mismanagement by Commissioner Carrion and her administration. To reward juvenile murderers in state custody with sex from a prostitute and an underage girl at the taxpayers' expense goes beyond the pale.”
ALBANY – A major victory was scored on behalf of farms across Upstate New York on Tuesday, when a farm labor bill that would devastate upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, according to the committee’s ranking member Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).
ALBANY – Despite stern warnings by federal officials to keep state parks open or face losing significant federal funding for park projects, Governor Paterson is moving ahead with his plan to close and cut programming and services at state parks, including Allegany State Pa