Catharine Young's Press releases

SENATOR YOUNG HONORS SENECA VETS

          Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean)  was joined by members of the American Legion Post #1587 and Seneca nation officials recently to make a special presenation to honor Seneca veterans for military service at the annual Salamanca Allegany Casino Veteran’s Powwow.

July 29, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL DAIRY FARMERS

Calls Upon Gov. Paterson To Use Stimulus to Alleviate Dairy Crisis

July 27, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG ON RULES TO REFORM ALBANY

        Reforming Albany has been a very difficult challenge, but we have made significant progress with the rules changes that finally were passed.

July 16, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today announced the creation of a new Special Legislative Task Force on Fixing the Broken New York State Juvenile Justice System.

June 24, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG CALLS FOR FEDERAL RELIEF FOR GRAPE INDUSTRY

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today sent a letter to Governor David Paterson urging him to request a Federal disaster declaration for areas affected by an unseasonal frost that severely damaged vineyard crops in the Lake Erie Region. Sen.

June 22, 2009
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SEN. YOUNG HONORS TWO AS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Mrs. Betty Flynn of Mount Morris and Mrs. Maclain Berhaupt  of Jamestown honored at ceremony in Albany

June 11, 2009
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Real Reform Comes To Albany

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June 10, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG SPONSORS BILL TO REPEAL NEW LAWS GIVING DRUG DEALERS GREATER PROTECTIONS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced she is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by changes to the state’s drug laws enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

May 27, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG: $845,000 AVAILABLE FOR NY ORGANIC FARMING

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), ranking member of the New York State Senate’s Agriculture committee, today urged farmers who are certified organic, or who are transitioning to organic production, to apply for  available grant assistance before the May 29th<

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG URGING SUMMER READING

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer by participating in the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program.

May 18, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG ON MTA BAILOUT PLAN

       Once again, Upstate New York is taking it on the chin.

May 7, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO RESTORE STAR REBATES

ALBANY - Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean) today fought to restore STAR rebate checks to homeowners through an amendment that was voted down by the Senate Democrats.

April 1, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO PROTECT AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS

           Senate Young (R-C-I, Olean) today fought to restore $30 million in state funds for the Dairy Assistance Program, as well as restore $10 million for other agriculture programs that are vitally important to the state’s largest industry.  The Dairy Assistance Program provided $30 million in direct support payments to the state’s dairy producers to help prevent family farms from going out of business.

March 30, 2009
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Senator Young calls budget plan a "DISGRACE"

ALBANY  - The state budget just unveiled by legislative leaders “is a disgrace,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

“The economy is in the tank, people are losing their jobs, families are having a tough time making ends meet, and the three men in a room, all New York City Democrats, come up with a budget in secret that is the hugest tax hike and spending spree in the history of the state,” she said.

March 30, 2009
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Reynolds Game Farm Stays Open !

Keeping open the Reynolds Game Farm, a preserve where pheasants are bred to be released for hunting across the state, is a big win for outdoor sportsmen and rural New York, said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

Governor David Paterson had ordered the closure of the Department of Environmental Conservation-run facility near Ithaca last December, but reversed his position on Friday. 

March 4, 2009
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CORRECTION OFFICER RECRUITMENT EFFORT ANNOUNCED

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean), in conjunction with the New York State Department of Corrections, has announced a new exam for correction officers.  It will be held April 4, 2009 with a filing deadline of February 17,2009 under the auspices of the New York State Department of Civil Service.

January 29, 2009
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565th tractor fitted with rollover protection system

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) announces that it has fitted the 565th tractor with a rollover protection system (ROPS) through its rebate program, now entering its third year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,412 workers on farms died from tractor overturns between 1992 and 2005.

NYCAMH's efforts have saved hundreds of New York farmers from potential injury and death.

January 27, 2009
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