Catharine Young's Press releases

SENATOR YOUNG CALLS FOR STUDY OF RECIDIVISM RATES

Senator Catharine Young has written a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting the state does not close the non-secure Great Valley Residential Center until a study is completed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to determine recidivism rates in residential versus community-based programs.

Senator Young also has asked OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion to give the Senate official figures regarding where youth from Western New York currently are being served.

March 28, 2008
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SENATE PASSES CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS

 Senate’s Plan Limits Spending and Taxes; Increases Accountability

March 13, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG REMINDS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS & EMS TO CLAIM TAX CREDIT

 

State Senator Catharine M. Young, (R,I,C - Olean) today reminded volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel to take advantage of a partial exemption against their property taxes for providing their essential services in their respective communities.

March 7, 2008
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SENATE TO ACT ON UPSTATE NOW -- A COMPREHENSIVE JOB GROWTH & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR UPSTATE

$3.7 Billion, 10-Point Job Creation Plan Would Strengthen Upstate Economy

State Senator Cathy Young has voted to pass Upstate Now, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers.

January 31, 2008
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STATE COMPTROLLER CONFIRMS SENATOR YOUNG'S CONCERNS

Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) today lauded State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s recommendations to postpone future toll hikes by reiterating her opposition to the proposal to hike tolls by up to 20 percent over the next four years.

"The Thruway Authority should immediately put the brakes on their unwarranted and destructive proposed hikes," said Senator Young. "The Comptroller's report that the Senate requested confirmed what we suspected -- the Thruway Authority should find cost savings instead of sticking it to the traveling public."

January 31, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG: "PROPOSED BUDGET TAXES TOO MUCH AND SPENDS TOO MUCH"

"Gov. Spitzer said repeatedly ‘no new taxes,’ yet his budget proposal raises taxes and fees by a jaw-dropping nearly $2 billion. He taxes too much and spends too much. He also doesn’t deliver on his promise to revive the Upstate economy or provide property tax relief. His priorities are totally misplaced," said Sen. Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

January 22, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG LEADS EFFORT TO KEEP KINDT BEHIND BARS

Kindt to stay in prisonParole denied for rapist, murderer

SALAMANCA PRESS

By Amanda GrabowskiLifestyles Editor

By Amanda GrabowskiLifestyles Editor

SALAMANCA — Jerry Lockwood said he is satisfied that the community will be safer for the next two years, since a state parole board has denied parole for Edward Kindt.

Kindt was just 15 when he raped and killed Lockwood’s daughter, Penny Brown on Mother’s Day 1999.

January 14, 2008
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SENATE MAJORITY UNVEILS MULTIBILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PLAN AS TOP PRIORITY FOR 2008

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C -Olean) and the New York State Senate Majority today advanced its top priority for 2008 through introduction of a multi-billion dollar property tax relief plan that would double the size of the current STAR rebate for most homeowners and triple the size of the STAR rebate for seniors next year, while abolishing the current income eligibility thresholds instituted last year by Governor Spitzer.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Young Announces 20,000 in funding for Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary

The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will be receiving funds to repair the handicapped-accessible trails and overlook platform thanks to a $20,000 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C- Olean).

January 7, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG JOINS "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS"

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she was included on the New York State Farm Bureau’s listing of Legislators included on their annual "Circle of Friends" list. The award is provided based upon an individual lawmaker’s record of support for New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau. 

January 6, 2008
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Senator Young Announces Funding for The Heritage Group

Local Senior Citizens participating in the Heritage Group’s services will benefit from a new handicapped-accessible shuttle bus, thanks to a $25,000 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

January 6, 2008
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"FIASCO: THE GOVERNOR''S PLAN TO GRANT ILLEGAL ALIENS DRIVER''S LICENSES IN NEW YORK STATE."

NYS SENATE MAJORITY TASKFORCE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES REPORT ON GOVERNOR SPITZER’S DRIVER’S LICENSE PLAN

December 17, 2007
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November 13, 2007
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