Catharine Young's Press releases

AMITY BRIDGE & HIGHWAY TO BE RENAMED AFTER SCIO HERO JASON DUNHAM

AMITY - Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corporal Jason Dunham has been honored  in a special way with the naming of a bridge and part of State Route 19 near his hometown in his memory, according to state Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

August 5, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG BACKS "PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT" INTRODUCED IN WAKE OF CAYLEE ANTHONY TRAGEDY

ALBANY – The outrage over the Casey Anthony verdict is having a ripple effect across New York State and lawmakers have responded by introducing legislation that would better protect children from neglect, repeated abuse and murder, according to one of the bill’s sponsors Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

July 27, 2011
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CITY OF SALAMANCA RECEIVES EMERGENCY AID FROM NYS FOR 2011-12 FISCAL YEAR

             SALAMANCA, NY –Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today that the state has provided $5 million in emergency funds to tide over the City of Salamanca during its fiscal crisis.

July 26, 2011
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ASC'S NEW CENTER FOR ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

ALFRED, NY, July 2011—The excitement was palpable as faculty, staff, administrators, friends, and special guests gathered recently on a perfect summer day to break ground for Alfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA). 

The project, which was made possible, in part, thanks to a $4.9 million state grant obtained by NYS Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, will house not only ASC’s conventional dairy herd, but also an organic dairy herd so students can learn both conventional and organic protocols. 

July 12, 2011
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Sign Up for the 2011 Summer Reading Program


Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education. My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

 

July 8, 2011
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LANDMARK PROPERTY TAX CAP MEASURE BECOMES LAW

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced a historic victory for the taxpayers of New York State, as the State Legislature adopted landmark legislation to establish the State’s first ever cap on property taxes.

June 24, 2011
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ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOOL FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY MEETS APPROVAL IN STATE SENATE

            ALBANY – A highly anticipated economic revitalization program that would encourage private investment and job growth in Livingston County has received overwhelming approval in both the State Senate and Assembly, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean).

June 24, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM PROTESTS AT MILITARY FUNERALS

OLEAN – Protestors will have a more difficult time disrupting military funerals thanks to legislation co-sponsored and passed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG PRESENTS OVERDUE MILITARY AWARDS TO LOCAL VETERAN

OLEAN – Decades after serving aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy veteran Gary Clark of West Almond finally was awarded two service medals honoring the former Petty Officer 3rd Class for his years of wartime service.

June 10, 2011
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WIFFLE BALL SAVED FROM NANNY STATE RULES

ALBANY – State health officials made the right decision by nixing a proposal to deem children’s games such as freeze, kickball, tag and Wiffle ball dangerous, said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

April 20, 2011
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COLUMN: CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE

          The recently approved State budget illustrates the new way New York State government is getting positive results.  Having joined with Governor Cuomo, and hardworking taxpayers from across our State, I am proud to say that this year the Senate stopped the vicious cycle of raising taxes to pay for unrestrained spending.

March 31, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG STATEMENT ON STATE BUDGET

          “There's good news for the people of New York.

            Not only will the state budget be on time, we already have started to pass budget bills and even may complete our work early for the first time in 15 years.

March 30, 2011
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WELLSVILLE WWII VETS TO RECEIVE FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOR

           WELLSVILLE - An official representing French President Nicolas Sarkozy will make an extraordinary exception to policy by traveling to the Southern Tier to present two local World War II veterans with high honors, according to Senator Catharine M. Young, (R,C,I-Olean).

March 25, 2011
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March 10, 2011
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STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR STAR SAVINGS

            OLEAN, N.Y. – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is urging all homeowners to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program prior to the upcoming March 1st deadline, if they have not done so already. 

February 18, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG SPONSORED MANDATE RELIEF LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

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.

February 9, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

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.

February 1, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HAILS PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ACT

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).

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG: SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES NOW LAW

ALBANY -  Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today reminded motorists about a new law that requires vehicles to slow down or move over when an emergency vehicle or law enforcement vehicle is stopped on the side of the road.

January 14, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG TO CHAIR RURAL RESOURCES & HOUSING

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.

January 11, 2011
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