Catharine Young's Press releases

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE CUTS COULD LEAD TO HIGHER LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES

OLEAN – In an effort to block sharp reductions to local government assistance, State Senator Catharine Young, (R,I,C-Olean) has said she will oppose $250 million in local cuts proposed last week by the Governor which

August 14, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO RESTORE OVER $4.5 MILLION IN AID FOR LOCAL NURSING HOMES

Senate Republicans have successfully stopped former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s devastating state budget cuts to hospitals, nursing homes and home care, and have eliminated an oppressive proposed tax on health insurance policies, said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

August 1, 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."

August 1, 2008
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YOUNG HONORS TWO AS "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

State Senator Cathy Young honored two local women at the State Capitol in Albany today at the annual prestigious "Women of Distinction" ceremony. Mrs. Delores Cross, Cuba and Dr. Lillian Ney, Jamestown were recognized for dedicating themselves to improving the quality of life in their respective communities.

July 27, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG WOODLANDS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

ALBANY –  Legislation that clarifies the law allowing farmers to rightfully manage and harvest woodland lots in conjunction with their overall farm management plan, has passed both houses of the legislature and awaits consideration by Governor Paterson, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) has announced.

July 9, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG PASSES “TEXTBOOK ACCESS ACT”

Bill would protect college students from excessive textbook costs

June 24, 2008
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June 19, 2008
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SENATE CALLS FOR ASSEMBLY ACTION ON BILL TO PROHIBIT SEXUAL CONDUCT BETWEEN STUDENTS AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

 

Senator Cathy Young and members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today called for Assembly action on legislation that would prohibit school employees or volunteers from engaging in sexual conduct with a student, regardless of the student’s age.

June 12, 2008
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SENATE TO ACT ON BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND MILITARY MEMBERS

 

Senator Young today acted on several bills to provide greater benefits and protections to New York’s military personnel. The legislation includes measures to provide better access to health and mental health services, employment opportunities, support for the families of New York’s service members, and ways to commemorate and honor those who serve our state and nation.

The legislation includes bills that would:

May 29, 2008
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SENATE ANNOUNCES BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND MILITARY MEMBERS

 

Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today introduced a package of legislation that would provide greater benefits and protections to New York’s military personnel.

May 23, 2008
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Alfred U. presents Distinguished Public Service Award to Senator Young

 

ALFRED  –  Alfred University awarded the J. Henry Smith Distinguished Public Service Award to State Senator Catharine M. Young (R-Olean) in appreciation  for her efforts to secure a $4 million grant to fund a high-temperature materials testing laboratory the University will create in partnership with Corning Incorporated.

May 23, 2008
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Raising gas taxes ?!? Unbelievable !

 

Do you think gas prices are too high? I do.

Just when you thought your budget couldn't take another hit, the former Governor proposed raising gasoline taxes in his budget.

May 5, 2008
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Great Valley Youth Residential Center will remain open

The Great Valley Youth Residential Center will remain open as a non-secure facility for at leastthe coming year while a study is completed to compare the effectiveness of residential versus community-based treatment for juveniles, announced Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

April 9, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES 57th SENATE DISTRICT "CHIPS" FUNDING

Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that the 2008-09 State budget includes nearly $9 million for communities in her district from the state’s Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). The funding was included in the Transportation and Economic Development budget bill approved by the Legislature.

Municipalities throughout the 57th Senate District will receive a total of $8,817,006.20 in CHIPS aid, for various infrastructure and maintenance projects.

 

April 9, 2008
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SENATE BUDGET ADDS $ 1.8 BILLION IN SCHOOL AID

The enacted 2008-09 budget passed by the Senate includes $493,352,692 million in education aid for the 57th Senate District and creates a fair and equitable funding formula that delivers important State resources to every New York school district. This increase provides over $1.8 billion in new statewide school aid funds and represents the largest school aid increase ever in the history of New York State.

School districts throughout the Senator Young’s district, would receive a total school aid increase on average of 8.34% under the budget.

April 9, 2008
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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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