Catharine Young's News items

Young Acts On Comprehensive Energy Plan

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today acted on a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan was a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers over $50 million through the rest of this year, and over $100 million annually if gas prices remai

September 20, 2005

Senator Young Informs Constituents About Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Senator Cathy Young today announced constituents can assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi by making cash donations to voluntary relief organizations. According to the federal government, cash donations are the most helpful to victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states because it allows volunteer agencies to issue cash vouchers to victims so they can meet their needs.

September 1, 2005

Senator Young Announces Local Chronic Wasting Disease Meeting

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding a series of meetings around New York State to inform the public of DEC efforts in response to the limited discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild and captive white tailed deer in New York.CWD is a transmissible disease that affects the brain and central nervous system of certain deer and elk. There is no evidence that CWD is linked to disease in humans or domestic livestock other than deer and elk.

August 30, 2005

Young Announces "senator Jess J. Present Memorial Highway"

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that her bill to designate Route 430 as the "Senator Jess J.

August 25, 2005

Governor Signs Casino Equity Bill

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that Governor Pataki has signed into law her bill to allow Cattaraugus County municipal governments which host the new Seneca casino, to receive 25% of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices."An inequity has been corrected." said Senator Young. Our local governments deserve to benefit the same as other areas with casinos, and we will now be brought up to par by sharing 25 percent of the casino revenues, instead of just 15 percent.

August 19, 2005

Two Paws Up For Dog License Extension

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that legislation (S.5508-A) she sponsored to provide a greater level of efficiency within the dog licensing program by allowing dog owners to purchase one, two or three year licenses for their dogs has been signed into law (Chap. 269) by Governor Pataki."This legislation makes life easier for the dog owner," said Senator Young. "One of the biggest reasons people don’t license their four-legged friends year to year is that they simply forget.

August 3, 2005

Senator Outlines Vital Transportation Projects

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today outlined local transportation projects vital to the economy of the 57th Senate District. The projects, revealed after an agreement was reached between the Senate, Assembly and Executive, totals nearly $40 billion. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the bond act this November."It’s great that our local projects are included in the Transportation Bond Act," Senator Young said. "With the passage of the bond act, we will be able to start building the next section of Route 219.

July 20, 2005

Senator Young Announces Funding For Carp Cleanup

At a news conference in Bemus Point, State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a $30,000 matching grant from the State to aid in the cleanup of the fish die-off in Chautauqua Lake. The grant secured by Senator Young will go directly towards the Chautauqua Lake Association’s cleanup efforts to rid the lake and shoreline of dead carp."The cleanup costs have been way beyond expecations," Senator Young said. "Thousands of fish have already been disposed of, and there is still work to do.

June 28, 2005

Senator Jess J. Present Memorial Highway Passes Senate

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she has sponsored and passed a bill to name Route 430 in Chautauqua County, the "Senator Jess J.

June 22, 2005

Young Passes Casino Equity Bill

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) yesterday passed a bill that would allow municipal governments in Cattaraugus County, which host the new Seneca casino, to receive 25% of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the State receives pursuant to the gaming compact."I’m glad that I was able to pass this important legislation," Senator Young said."Cattaraugus County municipalities are currently experiencing revenue losses and substantial costs due to expenses associated with infrastructure and other requirements for the newly const

June 16, 2005

Young Congratulates Women Of Distinction Winners In Albany

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) on Tuesday honored Gertrude A. Butera from Almond and Lisa Heath of Jamestown with the annual "Women of Distinction" Award. Ms. Butera and Ms. Heath were named as this year's recipients of the New York State Senate's honorary program. "I was very pleased to have Trudy and Lisa recognized for their achievements," Senator Young said. "I congratulate them for truly making a difference in our communities and the Southern Tier."Ms.

June 14, 2005

$50,000 Secured For Allegany County Fire Training Facility

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she has secured $50,000 for the construction of the Allegany County Emergency Services Training Facility, which includes a training tower, classrooms and other office facilities."I was pleased to sponsor this grant for the Allegany County Training Facility," Senator Young said. "The construction of this facility will not only serve to benefit Emergency Service personnel, but the residents of Allegany County as well.

June 13, 2005

Young Acts On Legislation To Strengthen Megan's Law

Ten years after the enactment of legislation creating New York State’s Sex Offender Registry, the New York State Senate acted on the "Tenth Anniversary Omnibus Sex Offender Registration Reform Act." The bill would strengthen Megan’s Law in 25 ways, including: mandatory notification by police when a registered sex offender moves into a community, lifetime registration of all sex offenders, requiring information about all levels of sex offenders to be posted on the Internet, and GPS monitoring for the worst offenders.You can link to the Sex Offender Registry by clicking <

June 9, 2005

Senator Young: Laud Veterans With "hall Of Fame"

Senator Cathy Young and members of the Senate Republican Conference today proposed creating a New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of service men and women from across the state.The initiative is the centerpiece of the New York Armed Services Recognition and Support Plan, a sweeping set of bills that expands benefits -- including providing combat life insurance for all New Yorkers serving in war zones, expanding opportunities for higher education, and lower property taxes -- in honor of their service.The Hall, only the fourth

May 27, 2005

Senator Young Appointed To Chair Agriculture Committee

State Senator Cathy Young (R-I,C, Olean) was recently appointedto Chair the Senate Agriculture Committee.After being officially sworn into office on Monday, May 16, Senator Young was named to the post by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. BrunoSenator Young said: "To be appointed to the Senate’s Agriculture committee is a great honor. Growing up on a third generation dairy and crop farm, I’ve been acutely aware of the issues and concerns facing the farming community.

May 24, 2005
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