People with physical challenges will be able to access the Cattaraugus County Fairground grandstand easier, thanks to a $15,500 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean). The funding will provide for purchase and installation of a vertical platform lift on the grandstand for people with physical disabilities. A handicapped-accessible area located in front of the grandstand was becoming increasingly unsafe due to debris flying through the fence at some of the races, and visibility in this location was obstructed by a concrete barrier.
State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a bill to protect consumers from the dumping of substandard agricultural products in New York State has been signed into law by Governor Spitzer.
The legislation prevents out-of-state food distributors from dumping of any cull or waste pile containing substandard product from outside the state that could contaminate food and require such cull or waste pile to be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
Local youth will benefit from new equipment at The Relief Zone in Frewsburg, thanks to a $20,000 grant secured by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean). The Relief Zone operates as a nonprofit organization that serves the community by offering a safe meeting place for various youth activities that build relationships, encourage social development, create feelings of empowerment, and develop educational skills.
Legislation that creates the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Thislaw gives prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others.Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) recently presented Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI) with a Senate resolution praising their commitment to helping people to achieve the dream of homeownership.Chautauqua Opportunities offers comprehensive housing counseling and educational programs for issues that face potential, new and current homeowners. Emphasis on homebuyer programs, default and foreclosure prevention, and various kinds of mortgage counseling.
ALLEGED MISUSE OF NEW YORK STATE AIRCRAFT AND THE RESOURCES OF THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
July 23, 2007 DRAFT*DRAFT**This Report of Investigation into the Alleged Misuse of New York State Aircraft and the Resources of the New York State Police was prepared by: Ellen Nachtigall Biben Special Deputy Attorney General for Public Integrity Linda A. Lacewell Special Counsel Jerry H. Goldfeder Special Counsel
Millions of women across New York State are on the verge of winning an historic victory at the State Capitol, but we need YOUR help!
The State Senate recently approved approved a landmark new "Women's Equality Package," which includes a key reform to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.
I was proud to vote for this package in the Senate, but our job isn't done yet. That's why I'm launching a new petition drive designed to encourage the State Assembly to take final action on these bills without delay.