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Young Legislation Signed Into Law

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.

August 29, 2007
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Senator Young Announces $20,000 In Funding For The Relief Zone

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.

August 23, 2007
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Governor Signs Law To Allow Prosecutors To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

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.

August 1, 2007
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Attorney General Report of Investigation into the Alleged Misuse of New York State Aircraft

                               

 

July 27, 2007
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CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED STATE RESOLUTION

Pictured: Chautauqua Opportunities Mike Yerico,Dir. of Housing & Energy Conservation, Roberta Keller, Executive Director, Troy Taylor, Housing Services Manager & Senator Young.

 

July 25, 2007
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Chautauqua Opportunities Presented State Resolution

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.

July 25, 2007
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Attorney General Report Of Investigation Into The Alleged Misuse Of New York State Aircraft

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

July 23, 2007
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Fluvanna Fire Department Construction Is Ahead Of Schedule

Pictured, from left, Ted Card, Dick Sedlack, JayGould, Brian Swanson, Roger Dickinson, Bob Girts, Phil Baker and Don Vanstrom - Photo by Christopher Kinsler

 

By CHRISTOPHER KINSLER- Jamestown Post-Journal

July 3, 2007
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Fluvanna Fire Department Construction Is Ahead Of Schedule

By CHRISTOPHER KINSLER- Jamestown Post-Journal

FLUVANNA — Construction of the new Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department is ahead of schedule andofficials hope to be moved into the Turner Road facility by October. State Sen.

July 3, 2007
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Senator Young: West Valley Contract Good First Step

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) said that "a good first step" has been taken by the U.S. Department of Energy’s awarding of a partial cleanup contract at West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), but she urged DOE to put in place a plan that entirely cleans up the site for the sake of the community and the environment."Having the contract in place with this newly-formed company, West Valley Environmental Services, is a step forward because it’s a four-year agreement. We’ve been living with year-to-year contracts that have hindered long-term planning.

July 2, 2007
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Farmers Refundable Tax Credit Passes Senate

ALBANY - A bill State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) sponsored to allow farmers to receive an investment tax credit (ITC) as a fully refundable credit has passed the State Senate and referred to the Assembly for consideration.

The bipartisan measure S.2036, provides that excess investment tax credit amounts may be refundable to operators of a farm operation.

"Given the enormous economic impact that agriculture has on the economy of this State, we must do everything we can to ensure that our farm operations are strong," said Senator Young.

June 21, 2007
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Historic Preservation Loan Program Bill Passes Senate

ALBANY - A bill to establish a revolving loan fund for historic preservation projects has passed the Senate announced State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean). The measure, sponsored by Senator Young was passed unanimously.The bill, S.406 directs the Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to establish a historic preservation revolving loan fund."Many communities do not have the resources available to engage in the preservation of local historic sites," said Senator Young.

June 20, 2007
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