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Senate Budget Provides $60 Million In Relief To Dairy Farmers

The State Senate Majority Conference today voted to approve a new budget proposal that would provide $60 million in immediate financial assistance to dairy farmers across the State.

March 12, 2007
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Nunda Historical Society

The Nunda Historical Society’s headquarters will undergo renovations to allow for archive storage, a research library and room for additional educational programs, thanks to a $25,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). The Nunda Historical Society was gifted their building in 1999. Renovations completed in the first few years have resulted in the building being used for history and musical programs, group meetings, public research, and other uses.

March 9, 2007
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Senate Passes $6 Billion, Two Year Property Tax Relief Plan

The New York State Senate today passed a three part plan (S.1) to significantly expand the Senate-initiated property tax relief rebate program to provide $2.6 billion in property tax relief this year and $3.4 billion in 2008.The plan would triple the size of direct property tax rebate checks in the first year, give voters greater input on local property tax rates, and establish a Blue Ribbon Commission to make reforms to help reduce property taxes.A report commissioned by the Senate last year, conducted by Global Insights, found that local taxes per household in New York ($6

March 5, 2007
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Senators Unveil Measures To Protect Children From Internet Predators, Child Pornography And Sexual Abuse

The internet poses huge threats to children if used improperly, and Senator Catharine Young has announced a package of bills to combat internet predators."The Internet has provided sexual predators with a worldwide forum where like-minded pedophiles have formed online communities which openly discuss and provide mutual support for their perverted philosophies and activities in anonymity," Senator Young said.

March 1, 2007
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Senator Young Named To Serve On Seven Senate Committees; Announces Initiatives And Goals For 2007 Legislative Session

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean) has been re-appointed Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee."Agriculture still is the number one industry in our state and I am working to strengthen our farms. We are blessed with a rich variety of agriculture, ranging from wine and grapes to dairy, maple, apple and vegetables. There are exciting opportunities to grow the industry," Senator Young said.The outlook for New York agriculture indicates both promise and problems. "Agri-tourism and biofuels have great potential to build economic prosperity," Senator Young said.

February 14, 2007
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MILK MONITORING

P-J photo by Steven M. Sweeney

 

By MANLEY J. ANDERSON - Jamestown Post Journal

February 12, 2007
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Milk Monitoring

By MANLEY J. ANDERSON - Jamestown Post Journal

Statewide milk price hearings on critical issues facing the dairy industry concluded late Friday morning at Jamestown Community College with presentations by concerned speakers. The hearings were designated as a State Standing Committee on Agriculture public hearing and sponsored by state Sen. Catharine Young, (R) Olean, and chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture. The opening speaker was Dr.

February 12, 2007
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January 30, 2007
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Senate Unveils Higher Education Proposals

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) and members of the Senate Majority today introduced a comprehensive package of proposals that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students, help families with soaring tuition expenses, provide new incentives to college students to keep them living and working in New York when they graduate and recognize the sacrifices and service of our military personnel by making it easier for New York’s servicemen and women to attend college."Helping our young people obtain the education and skills necessary in order to

January 30, 2007
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January 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Budget Reform Legislation

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that the New York State Senate today passed budget reform legislation to increase accountability, openness and transparency in the State budget process and help ensure passage of on-time budgets. The bill (S.1322) reflects an agreement among the Senate, Governor and Assembly.

Last month, the Senate proposed budget reforms that go beyond the agreed-upon bill.

January 29, 2007
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Senator Young Unveils $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

State Senator Cathy Youngand members of the Senate Majority Conference today unveiled a small business and manufacturing assistance plan that targets the biggest concerns that hold back small businesses from growing and creating new jobs. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

January 9, 2007
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SENATOR YOUNG: "OUR JOB IS TO DELIVER REAL RESULTS"

Chief Judge Judith Kaye administers the Oath ofOffice to Senator Young in Albany on Wednesday.

 

January 5, 2007
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Senator Young: "our Job Is To Deliver Real Results"

This is a new year and a new administration and it brings a great deal of excitement about what we can accomplish together.We are facing major challenges -- the concerns families talk about at their kitchen tables are the challenges we must address in the halls of the State Capitol.Senate Republicans are up for the challenge -- we will be leading the effort to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.Our job in the Senate is to deliver real results on issues that matter - property tax relief, education, health care, job cre

January 5, 2007
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