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Salamanca City School Hosts Health Fair in May

Senator Cathy Young watched a demonstration of Sparky's Hazard House from Salamanca City Fire Fighter Chris Campbell at the Salamanca City School's Health Fair on Friday, May 4.

July 12, 2012
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SUNY President Dennis Hefner Retires

Senator Cathy Young proudly presented SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner with a proclamation honoring his service to the University. Dr. Hefner retired at the end of the spring 2012 academic semester.

July 12, 2012
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Wares the Pizza Grand Opening

On April 28, Senator Cathy Young dropped by to celebrate the grand opening of a small business in Franklinville, Wares the Pizza. The new restaurant features traditional and creative fare, even including an eggs Benedict pizza.

July 12, 2012
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2012 Franklinville Maple Festival

Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio congratulate New York State Maple Queen Stephanie Bush (center), Western New York Maple Queen Kylie Hint (2nd from left), and Western New York Maple Princess Suzanne Lewis during the 50th Franklinville Maple Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

July 12, 2012
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State Allocates $1 Million for East State Street Reconstruction in Olean, NY

Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) spoke to WIVB reporters during a groundbreaking ceremony for the East State Street Reconstruction project in Olean, NY. The construction is funded through $1 million allocated by the State. Senator Young and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio strongly supported the project, which will fix significant safety issues, help economic development for businesses on the east side of Olean, and east travel for the public. The City of Olean is also investing $1.5 million toward the endeavor.

July 5, 2012
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Rural Futures Newsletter Summer 2012

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Summer 2012 edition of Rural Futures (click on the link below). We hope you find Rural Futures both interesting and informative. Please feel free to contact the Commission staff with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you!

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June 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO SAVE JOBS, CREATE MORE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR POWER COMPANIES

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), who has been leading the fight to save the NRG plant in Dunkirk, said “significant progress” has been made through passage of a Senate bill. Legislation that would preserve local PILOT payments and keep the NRG plant operating while boosting low-cost power allocation for economic growth has cleared the state Senate, announced Senator Young.The measure, sponsored by Senator Young, is a statewide solution to transition existing power plants to cleaner energy. It requires the New York Power Authority to conduct an analysis and recommend three-year purchase power agreements with electricity generators.

June 22, 2012
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Senator Young Presents New York State Senate Youth Leadership Awards to Students

Senator Catharine Young presented New York State Youth Leadership Awards to students throughout her district. Students who received recognition include:·    Khadijah Bagais, Pine Valley High School·    Samantha VanEtten, Wellsville High School·    Cody Rater, Ripley Central School·    Sierra Tessmer, Ripley Central School·    Shawn Epps, Fredonia High School·    Thomas Z. Wissman, Cassadaga Valley Central School·    Richelle L. Dalaba, Cassadaga Valley Central School

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June 21, 2012
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6.12.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

June 12, 2012 - Senator Young talks about The Liberty Medal, Tax Breaks for Property Owners, Affordable Higher Education, Stay in New York Tax Credit, Protect Children from Exploitation

June 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced that the state Senate passed legislation to further protect students who are bullied or cyberbullied.  The bill, which clarifies and expands existing law, creates guidelines for school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem of cyberbullying.    “This legislation provides our schools with the necessary tools to address a terrible problem. Social media such as Facebook, and text messaging have escalated bullying to an extreme level, sometimes with tragic consequences. We need to ensure our schools are safe so our students can have a positive environment for learning and development,” Senator Young said.  

June 20, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING MISUSE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS

ALBANY – Welfare benefits could not be used to buy cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets as a result of a bill co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and passed by the state Senate today. The “Public Assistance Integrity Act” would prohibit the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit cards to purchase tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and games of chance.The legislation, which is co-sponsored in the state Assembly by Assemblymen Andrew Goodell (R,C – Chautauqua), and Joseph Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda), also would not allow EBT cash withdrawals in casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs, Senator Young said.

June 20, 2012
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The New Battlefield: Armyworms Damaging Crops, Disaster Relief Available

By Remington Whitcomb, The Post-Journal

State Sen. Cathy Young (R-Olean) and County Executive Greg Edwards gathered alongside Bruce Kidder on his farm in Jamestown Friday to discuss what action needs to be taken against the armyworm.

The armyworm is a species which is native to the southern parts of the United States. Occasionally, during the growing season, the armyworm will make its way into the northern states, however it does not overwinter here.

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES “I-STOP” TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced that the state Senate passed legislation to curb the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse.The bill (S7637), co-sponsored by Senator Young, makes a significant change to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York. “This legislation seeks to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers by providing ‘real time’ prescription tracking, which supplies more information to doctors and pharmacists. It puts us one step closer to reversing the numbers of deaths caused by prescription drug abuse, which has devastated families and lives throughout the state, including my district,” Senator Young said.

June 12, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES PROGRESS WITH AID TO LOCAL GRAPE GROWERS

ALBANY – In the wake of devastating weather-related damage to local fruit crops, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced significant progress has been made this week with obtaining a federal disaster relief declaration, and with the introduction of a bill to provide tax credits to farmers faced with crop losses.Senator Young organized 22 other Senators to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo’s help for growers across the state whose crops were damaged by freezing temperatures. As a result, Governor Cuomo has sent a letter to the US Department of Agriculture asking for a disaster declaration.

June 11, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) announced today that the Senate passed legislation that will increase the access to quality healthcare through technological advancements for rural patients throughout the state.The bill also passed the state Assembly and will be sent to Governor Cuomo for signature. The legislation amends the public health law, and grants hospital privileges to providers of telemedicine services by allowing for the credentialing of health care professionals offering the services. “The changes proposed to New York’s law would be more consistent with federal rules by removing an unnecessary regulatory obstacle that prevents small, rural hospitals from offering beneficial services like telemedicine,” Senator Young said.

June 11, 2012
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6.5.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

June 5, 2012 - Senator Young talks about Crop Damage, Roads and Bridges, New Jobs for New Yorkers, Public Library Grants

June 7, 2012
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NEW YORK SENATE PASSES “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced the state Senate passed a major jobs plan she co-sponsors that would create thousands of private sector jobs throughout the state.“The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan would generate thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses, reducing energy costs, and enacting important fiscal reforms so we can help put more New Yorkers to work and make one state’s economy more competitive,” Senator Young said. Highlights of the plan include:

May 31, 2012
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5.15.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Your Voice with Senator Cathy Young with guest Norma Cummings, 2012 Woman of Distinction - May 15, 2012

May 30, 2012
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5.22.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

May 22, 2012 -- Senator Catharine Young discusses NYS Power, Veterans Hall of Fame, Woman of Distinction nominee Norma Cummings

May 30, 2012
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OLEAN WWII VET AND FORMER POW INDUCTED INTO SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

ALBANY – WWII veteran John J. Maroon has one piece of advice for students in Western New York – never give up.In honor of his dedicated service, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) named Private First Class John J. Maroon an inductee to the 2012 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.Private Maroon served in the U.S. Army, participated in combat operations in Italy during 1944 and spent time as a Prisoner of War (POW). He often shares those experiences with school children.    

May 24, 2012
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