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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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December 27, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Aspire

Aspire of Western New York will add to its high level of service to people with developmental disabilities, thanks to a $25,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). The grant will be used for the purchase of a wheelchair lift van. Aspire was experiencing problems with transportation, facilitating multiple groups of individuals in the community simultaneously in congruence with its day rehabilitation program."The purchase of the new van should increase Aspire’s capabilities and expand their services," Senator Young said.

December 27, 2006
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Preheater breaks ground for $15 million project

Photo & story courtesy John Anderson and theWellsville Daily Reporter

 

December 20, 2006
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Preheater Breaks Ground For $15 Million Project

The project comes with help from the state, including a $1.5 million capital investment grant and benefits from the Empire Zone and Empire State Development. State leaders at the groundbreaking said the project could hit $18 million and add more jobs than expected.“This is a great day for Wellsville and a great day for the entire region,” said State Sen. Catharine Young. “An $18 million expansion is the largest we've had in this area in decades.“The employees of Alstom Air Preheater are a great example of the type of workforce we have here in Allegany County.

December 20, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Humane Society

The Humane Society of Livingston County will be able to continue with its mission of preventing cat and dog overpopulation, thanks to a $5,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean). The funding will enable continuation of the Humane Society’s spay and neuter program."I have long been a supporter of the Humane Society and their mission to keep our pets healthy and safe," Senator Young said.

December 18, 2006
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The Eastside family YMCA will benefit from increased safety and additional recreational space

The Eastside family YMCA will benefit from increased safety and additional recreational space, thanks to a $30,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean).

The funding will be used for the construction and renovation of existing property, converting a former parking lot into a fenced-in recreation area. The parking lot will be leveled and blacktopped, surrounded by a six-foot cyclone fence, and inserted with a pair of basketball hoops. The funding will also contribute to roof repairs to the program building.

December 15, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Eastside Family Ymca

The Eastside family YMCA will benefit from increased safety and additional recreational space, thanks to a $30,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). The funding will be used for the construction and renovation of existing property, converting a former parking lot into a fenced-in recreation area. The parking lot will be leveled and blacktopped, surrounded by a six-foot cyclone fence, and inserted with a pair of basketball hoops.

December 15, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Catholic Charities Of Livingston County

Volunteer care and support for the elderly and disabled so they can remain living at home safely and independently just received a major boost, thanks to a $15,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). Catholic Charities of Livingston County received the grant to continue its Faith in Action volunteer caregiver support program."Due to the rural nature of our region, volunteer support for our elderly and disabled is essential," Senator Young said.

December 15, 2006
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Financial Boost

Flooding counter-measurers and agritourism are getting a financial boost thanks to state Sen. Catharine Young. Sen. Young, R-Olean, spoke in Jamestown on Monday to announce therelease of $50,000 in state funds for three specific local projects. The first was a $20,000 member item grant for the Conewango Watershed Commission, which has worked for several yearsto clear out sections of Conewango Creek to ease drainage. Sen.Young was among the first state politicians to see the issues associated with the watershed together with the late state Sen. Patricia McGee.

December 13, 2006
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