Catharine Young's Press releases

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING LATE BUDGET

"In one of the most irresponsible and shameful moves ever seen in Albany,the New York City-controlled tax and spend Senators have decided to adjournrather than finishing the state budget. 

They have added billions of dollars in new spending, yet they are skipping town without paying the bill. 

When Upstate Senators questioned them about why they were not bringing up the rest of their budget, they refused to answer, and instead ruled Senators out of order. 

The law requires the budget to be passed by April 1 and the Senate should stay in Albany until it's done.  I'm going to continue to fight against their out-of-control taxes and spending. 

July 1, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY COLD SHOULDER TO UPSTATE HOMEOWNERS

            ALBANY -  New York City-controlled Senators have forced through legislation that will likely create a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for Up

June 17, 2010
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You Cut Albany

It is time to return New York State government to you, the people.

June 15, 2010
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SEN. YOUNG: COALITION SEEKS TO MAKE KENDRA’S LAW PERMANENT

Sen. Young Leads Effort for Public Safety and Humane Treatment for Those with Severe Mental Illness

June 1, 2010
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Senator Young Honors "Woman of Distinction" Helen Worth

ALBANY - State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) honored Portville resident Helen Worth yesterday at the annual prestigious “Women of Distinction” ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany.  Mrs.

May 27, 2010
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Sen.Young Calls for Resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

Senator will also conduct a hearing to further investigate the incidentas well as reports of increased violence against staff at state youth facilities

May 26, 2010
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LATE BUDGET UNACCEPTABLE, Column by Sen. Cathy Young

            Recently, I was visiting one of my volunteer fire departments, and a state corrections officer told me he knew how to save taxpayers $1 million.

May 12, 2010
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FARM LABOR BILL DIES IN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE


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).

April 20, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING LATE BUDGET


           “It is disappointing that the New York City-controlled Senators today staged a phony press event, instead of obeying state law and advancing the state budget process.

April 14, 2010
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PARKS STILL TARGETED DESPITE WARNINGS TO KEEP PARKS OPEN

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

April 8, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING LATE BUDGET


“It is unconscionable that the New York City-controlled legislators who currently are in the majority of both Houses left Albany without even trying to get the state budget passed by the April 1 deadline.

March 29, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG PUSHING GOVERNOR TO RELEASE TAX REFUND CHECKS ON TIME

ALBANY – Saying the state has no right to hold onto personal income tax refunds, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is sponsoring legislation to require the checks

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG DECRIES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO WITHHOLD TAX REFUND CHECKS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today called on Governor Paterson to release hundreds and millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayer

February 19, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

           ALBANY- Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) has been awarded the “Outstanding Community Service Award” from the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club in recognition of more than a decade of dedicated and responsive public service.

February 18, 2010
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SEN. YOUNG DECRIES GOV’S “RAID” OF SNOWMOBILE FUND

 

            ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) today called on Gov. David Paterson to stop a raid into the state’s dedicated snowmobile fund.

February 12, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG VOWS TO STOP FARM LABOR BILL IN ITS TRACKS

ALBANY - Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C) has vowed to fight the farm labor bill that advanced through the Senate Labor Committee yesterday because "it would destroy our farms and kill Upstate's economy," she said.

January 21, 2010
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young regarding State of the State

 “It is heartening that Governor Paterson focused on ethics, fiscal responsibility and jobs.

 I was pleased to hear the Governor speak of a spending cap to get out-of-control spending in line.  Albany has to rein in irresponsible behavior, and a spending cap is a good first step.  My conference passed a spending cap before New York City took control of the Senate last year, and currently, I have a petition drive to contain reckless spending.  We need to push the Assembly to pass it too, to finally help our hardworking, overburdened taxpayers.

January 6, 2010
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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SEN. CATHY YOUNG

           “Recently, I had the opportunity to ring the bell for the Salvation Army.  As passersby dropped money in the kettle, it was a great time to reflect about the wonderful district that I am so fortunate to represent.  I passionately believe that our area is the best part of New York State -- we have neighbors who r

December 23, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SEN. YOUNG ON DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN

           “I entirely agreed with the Governor that tough decisions had to be made.  We had to take action to address the budget crisis before the state runs out of money, but in many ways, I was disappointed by the bill that was put on the floor.  

December 3, 2009
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