Catharine Young's Blog entries

Strengthening Our Schools, Supporting Our Children

Strengthening Our Schools, Supporting Our Children

Standing up for the people in our rural communities and working together to give everyone the opportunity to succeed through quality education always has been my record.

We are in intense budget negotiations and I wanted to give you an update.

The State Senate's budget plan significantly increases education aid to our rural schools.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Young Discusses the State Budget on "Your Voice"

Today, Senator Young gave an update on the State Budget process that is currently underway in Albany. Hear her discuss the important budget issues that affect our communities, including affordable housing, downtown revitalization, economic development, access to healthcare, the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program for seniors, property tax relief, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for college students, the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), and her efforts on behalf of our schools.

March 18, 2014
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Standing Up for Our Kids

Voting No on Regents Who Imposed Common Core

Yes for Our Kids Who Deserve Better

On behalf of the thousands of frustrated parents, students, and teachers that I represent, today I voted against confirmation of the four Board of Regents candidates that were nominated by the State Assembly.

March 11, 2014
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Rally to Save Lake Shore Hospital: Saturday, Jan. 11th, 12:30PM!

The news that UPMC is trying to close Lakeshore Hospital has delivered a terrible blow to our community, and we have been working hard to turn the situation around.

We urgently need your help.

File: 
Letter to Community

File: 
Rally Flyer

January 7, 2014
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Save Elmira Psychiatric Center!

As you may know, Governor Cuomo has announced plans to shut down inpatient services and diminish the overall role of the Elmira Psychiatric Center beginning next year.

In July, the Governor announced a planned statewide reorganization of the State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The plan called for shutting down nine psychiatric hospitals throughout New York next year, including the Elmira Psychiatric Center, which will be merged into a regional center in Buffalo.

The Elmira Psychiatric Center is an important regional asset, serving the entire Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and Western New York. It has a strong record of being one of the State's most efficient, innovative, high quality, cost effective, and successful providers of mental health services. It is an irreplaceable center that has been a source for accessible, compassionate care for patients, and a first responder providing treatment for those in need.

I am joining with other local leaders, Elmira Psychiatric Center administrators and staff, patients and their families, and other concerned citizens to rally public support for saving the Center.

November 22, 2013
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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Red Cross encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster, which can strike quickly and often without warning. Visit the American Red Cross' website to make sure you're prepared: www.redcross.org/prepare

September 16, 2013
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

August 26, 2013
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Vote for Sherman Central School in a national competition to win a $3,000 Lowe’s gift card!

Here’s some exciting news coming from Chautauqua County! Sherman Central School has become a finalist in a national competition where they could win a $3,000 Lowe’s gift card to help make improvements to their theater facilities.The NBC "Smash" Make A Musical Constructed by Lowe's program selected Sherman Central School as one of its 30 finalists. The top five vote-getters will receive the gift card.Sherman Central School has big plans for the gift card, so please visit the link below to vote and help them out! http://www.makeamusical.org/smash-make-a-musical/meet-the-schools/

April 3, 2013
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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SENATOR YOUNG

Dear Friend,

‘Tis the season for decorating, shopping, writing cards, wrapping, baking and other tasks that make us all extremely busy, but I hope you are able to find joy and peace by spending quality time with your loved ones.

It is a time to give, reflect and feel grateful, and I want you to know how much I sincerely treasure the honor of being your state Senator. You may have heard me say over the past couple years that we need to change the direction of the state so that we can have hope, opportunity and prosperity once again. The great news is that we accomplished a great deal during 2011, and now I feel a tremendous amount of optimism. Although we have much further to go, finally, the state is headed in the right direction.

December 23, 2011
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November 2, 2011
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CORRECTION

Please note the following correction:

I recently sent out a mailer to sportsmen giving details on the 2011 hunting and trapping seasons.

October 21, 2011
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Flood Relief Assistance Contact Information

Here are some numbers to direct people in Chautauqua Co. to get help depending on what you may need:- If your home was damaged or destroyed, you should contact DSS in Dunkirk (716-363-3500) as well as Chautauqua Opportunities (716-363-3333).- If you are Seniors and need to be relocated due to unsafe conditions, you should contact one of the local offices for Office of the Aging. The Dunkirk office is 716-366-4465 (ask for Katie Finch).

August 11, 2009
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Very Enlightening Editorial on Reform

POST JOURNAL
Democrats Must Govern With Grace

POSTED: July 19, 2009
  

We hope we can take it as good news that the state Senate has, after a lot of kicking and screaming, agreed to be more fair to the people of New York, more democratic in the way it operates and more open so that we can all see the promises of reform fulfilled.

July 20, 2009
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Promise of Reform needs to be honored

             My priority remains -- to finally reform the Senate and change Albany so that our State has a bright future.

July 10, 2009
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WHY REFORM IS NEEDED

Dear Friends,

 

July 8, 2009
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LETTER FROM SEN. YOUNG ON REFORMING ALBANY

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July 2, 2009
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