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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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West Dunkirk Installation Banquet

During West Dunkirk Fire Company's annual installation banquet on March 3, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – 57th District) and West Dunkirk Fire Chief Steve Davis (left) recognized former Chief, James Gee Jr. for 30 years of service to the West Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Company, serving the last 11 years as chief.

March 16, 2012
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Mike Hutchinson Honored

Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio honored Mike Hutchinson for his retirement following 37 years of outstanding service to the village of Gowanda.

March 16, 2012
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Community Arts Mosaic

Senator Young stands with Heather Carroll (left) of Americorps and Gilda Oliver (right) during St. Bonaventure University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' unveiling of the Community Art Mosaic exhibit on February 24, 2012.

The mosaic was created during the Summer 2011 by nearly 200 area residents at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council under the direction of Ms. Oliver, an acclaimed clay artist and arts instructor.

March 16, 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, March 19, 2012 Room 308 LOB

March 19, 11:30 AM - 11:47 AM
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG ANNOUNCES ONE-HOUSE BUDGET RESOLUTION PASSES SENATE

ALBANY – The Senate passed a one-house budget resolution today that features initiatives to achieve job creation and economic growth, tax relief, Medicaid reform, and school aid restoration, announced Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

The plan keeps spending growth under two percent and is less than what was proposed in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $132.5 billion budget proposal.

“Our priorities reflect the priorities that people have told us they want and need. This plan is fiscally responsible, yet addresses urgent issues in a positive and productive way,” said Senator Young.

Highlights of the resolution include:

March 12, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is co-sponsoring a major job creation plan that will be passed in the state Senate’s budget resolution next week.  The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to control state spending and ensure fiscal responsibility, and to protect taxpayers, according to Senator Young.

March 7, 2012
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3.6.12 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2012-13 State Budget, Mandate Relief for Businesses, Leaders for Tomorrow, and Hometown Heroes.

March 6, 2012
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Town of Freedom Celebrates 200th Anniversary

At the December Town Board meeting for the Town of Freedom, Senator Catharine Young presented an official state Senate Resolution that commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Town to Town Supervisor Barbara George. Although not officially recognized as a Town until 1820 by decree of the State Legislature, the first residents of Freedom came in December of 1811. The Town held a Bicentennial Celebration back in August that included opening of a time capsule, a parade, and fireworks.

March 2, 2012
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Sinclairville 76ers

Senator Catharine Young joined federal and county officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations made to the Sinclairville Firehall and Senior Center. The “Sinclairville 76ers” provide hot meals to 177 seniors at the Center, and deliver thousands of meals annually to homebound frail elderly. A $310,297 federal grant that was awarded through the state Housing Trust Fund brought the facility into compliance with the state building code. Nutrition Services such as those at the Sinclairville Center are the largest program administered by the state Office for the Aging. Locally, many dedicated individuals deliver services.

March 2, 2012
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Rose Warden's 102nd Birthday 2.22.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) presented a Senate Proclamation to Rose Worden in honor of her 102nd birthday during a party at the First Baptist Church, Present Center, in Jamestown on Wednesday, February 22.

March 2, 2012
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Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Deparment Annual Installation Banquet 2.18.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) presented Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Mann (left) and Department President Jennifer Barber (seated) with a Senate Proclamation honoring the department on its 100th anniversary during its annual installation banquet on Saturday, February 18 at the Delevan Training Center.

March 2, 2012
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