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SENATE PASSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG

ALBANY – Imagine you’ve been beaten or sexually assaulted by an abuser. It may have been a spouse, significant other, or another relative that harmed you, maybe even repeatedly. Now, imagine how you would feel facing your abuser in court. Currently, New York State’s Criminal Procedure Law only permits children deemed “vulnerable” by a judge to testify by closed-circuit television. Now, thanks to a bill sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), which has been passed in the state Senate, the law also would include “domestic violence victims” as “vulnerable” witnesses in criminal proceedings.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Cuts the Ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Limestone American Legion

     When it began, the American Legion consisted of a small group of weary World War I veterans. Now, it is one of the largest, most influential non-profit groups in the United States with over 2.4 million members and 14,000 posts worldwide.     On Saturday, April 14, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Limestone American Legion Post, 941 N. Main Street, with Post Commander David Barger (right) and Vice Commander Jim Cochran, who worked hard to upgrade the Post.     Senator Young is an auxiliary member of the Hinsdale American Legion Post and works hard to address veterans’ needs.

May 6, 2012
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5.1.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Senator Young Discusses Youth Leadership Recognition, Frewburgh HS Visit, Propert Tax Relief, Welfare Reform, Quicker Tax Returns

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG VOTES FOR LEGISLATION TO PREVENT SEX ABUSE

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced the passage of legislation that aims to prevent sexual predators from gaining access to potential victims and to assist law enforcement in tracking the offenders’ locations.

“Today, the Senate passed eight bills that, among other initiatives, increase the amount of information collected and disseminated about sexual offenders, change the reporting requirements for the Sexual Offender Registration Act (SORA), and addresses the recidivism rates among sexual offenders. Predators are released into society on a daily basis, and every piece of legislation is critical in protecting our children and communities,” Senator Young said.

May 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 30, 2012 Room 308 LOB

April 30, 11:30 AM - 11:48 AM
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4.18.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Apr 18, 2012 -- Senator Catharine Young discusses this year's on-time budget, education funding, and Autism Awareness.

April 18, 2012
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Telemedicine and Telehealth Report

Executive Summary and Recommendations based on January 9, 2012 Roundtable Discussion.

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Telemedicine and Telehealth Report.pdf

April 16, 2012
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Jamestown Native Celebrates Her 100th Birthday with Senator Cathy Young

Senator Cathy Young presented Emogene Swanson with a Senate Proclamation honoring her 100th birthday during WJTN FM's Saturday Breakfast Party at Friendly's in Jamestown on Saturday April 7th. Born on April 10, 1912, in Jamestown, Emogene Swanson is a daughter of Sophie and Albin Frankson; she was raised with her four brothers and one sister and later married Alvin Swanson. The couple was married for 67 years.

Also celebrating birthdays were Eleanor Cowing, who turned 95 years old, and Helen Cronk and Kermit Johnson, who both turned 80.

On a side note, the Saturday Breakfast Party is one of the longest running, live audience participation programs in the country.  The show was started in 1946 and is currently hosted by Dennis Webster.

April 11, 2012
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World Autism Day, Monday, April 2, 2012

Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I - Olean) exchanges a hi-five with Jase Smith at the World Autism Day, Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue event at Davis Park in Falconer on Monday, April 1. Several hundred people turned out for a balloon launch, music, silent auctions, face painting and games.

April 10, 2012
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG APPLAUDS THE COMPLETION OF A SECOND CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced the state budget is passed – and it is early. “The Senate worked together with the Assembly and Governor Cuomo to pass an early budget that achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals of reducing state spending with no new taxes and creating new private sector jobs. The 2012-13 budget also includes mandate relief that will ease the burden on our taxpayers,” Senator Young said.

April 10, 2012
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Rural Futures Newsletter Winter 2012

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Winter 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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Rural Futures Newsletter Winter 2012

April 5, 2012
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SCHOOL AID IN 2012-13 BUDGET

            ALBANY – Schools in the 57th Senate District will be boosted with increases totaling nearly $22.2 million, or an average 4.37 percent, in additional aid from the state, announced Senator Catharine Young, (R,C,I-Olean).

            Statewide, total education aid is increased by $805 million over last year in the state budget. The 45 schools in the 57th Senate District, which includes all of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and half of Livingston counties, will receive more than half a billion dollars, totaling $530,802,964 in state assistance. 

March 29, 2012
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Frewsburg Central School District Visits the Capitol

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young addresses high school students from Frewsburg Central School. The students traveled over six hours to tour the Capitol and visit session on Tuesday.

March 28, 2012
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3.27.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Catharine Young talks about sales tax exemption, the 2012-13 budget, agriculture, roads, bridges and St. Bonaventure Basketball.

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG PLEASED WITH REINSTATEMENT OF SALES TAX “EXEMPTION”

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) is applauding the restoration of a long-awaited state sales tax exemption for all clothes and shoes less than $110.

Sales tax varies by state with New York setting its state sales tax at four percent. Counties receive at least an additional three percent of sales tax. The state will now exempt its portion of the sales tax, which Senator Young said has been in place for far too long.

March 27, 2012
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3.20.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

Senator Catharine Young comments on the Budget Resolution, Jobs Creation, Energy Tax Credits, Sex Criminals and Keeping Kids Safe.

March 20, 2012
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LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG AIMS TO BOOST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES

ALBANY – The New York State Senate passed the “Buy From the Backyard Act,” a bill co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District), which promotes the purchase of food grown or produced locally. “’Buy From the Backyard’ encourages investment in New York’s agriculture and demonstrates our state’s commitment to the products grown, produced and harvested in our area. It reinforces the importance of supporting our local, hardworking farmers and aims to grow our economy,” said Senator Young.

March 20, 2012
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WWII Veteran Honored Posthumously

At the American Legion Post in Brocton on Friday, February 24, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I - 57th District) presented Jean and Steve Milliman (right) and John Morehouse (left) with medals honoring their father Gunner's Mate, Second Class Lewis Morehouse for his service with the United States Navy during WWII. Petty Officer Morehouse's great-grandson, Brody Rowan (center) also attended the event. Petty Officer Morehouse received all his honors posthumously, including the World War II Victory Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, an Honorable Service Lapel Pin, and the U.S. Navy Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin

March 16, 2012
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Veteran Honored for Service in Cold War

Fifty years after U.S. Air Force Retired Second Class Airman Karl Grantier retired from the military, he received a medal and certificate recognizing his service. During a meeting at the Angelica American Legion on Thursday, February 16, 2012, Senator Cathy Young presented Airman Grantier with the Good Conduct Medal and a Cold War Recognition Certificate.

March 16, 2012
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