Catharine Young's Press releases

SENATOR YOUNG HONORS LOCAL HERO ANDREW WITRUKE

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.

December 28, 2010
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LOCAL HEROES FINALLY EARN DIPLOMAS

     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.

December 20, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG REGARDING REPUBLICANS WINNING BACK THE STATE SENATE MAJORITY

            “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).

December 6, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG RECEIVES TOP SCORE BY UNSHACKLE UPSTATE

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) is tied as the highest-rated Senator in the state for supporting job growth and economic renewal, according to Unshackle Upstate, a bipartisan coalition representing upwards of 70,000 companies and employing more than 1.5 people.

September 8, 2010
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SEN. YOUNG: GOVERNOR VETO WILL HURT FREDONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

ALBANY – Legislation that would authorize the Fredonia Central School District to receive state aid for an already approved and completed capital funded project was vetoed for the second year  in a row by Governor Paterson earlier this week, according to the bill’s sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R, I, C – Olean).

September 8, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING PASSAGE OF BUDGET

           “This budget fiasco shows exactly why we need to regain the Senate Majority. State government is desperately in need of checks and balances, and out-of-control taxes and spending need to be stopped.  The people of this state have had enough of Albany's destructive shenanigans.

August 4, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING THE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION’S CRITICAL REPORT OF OCFS

           “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.”

July 19, 2010
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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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