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Senate And Assembly Reach Agreement On Gas Tax Cap

Senator Cathy Young today announced that the Legislature has reached agreement on a plan to provide New Yorkers with relief from high gas prices by capping and reducing the sales taxes on gasoline.The agreement would save New Yorkers as much as $450 million annually at the pump by capping the sales taxes at $2 per gallon. The bill would cap the State sales taxes on gas at 8-cents per gallon, effectively freezing the tax at the $2 per gallon rate.

May 10, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Annual Mother's Day Mammography Campaign

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C Olean) has joined the campaign to encourage women to get annual mammograms. She joined other legislators, television and print media in announcing that Mother's Day will be the jumping off point for this annual campaign to combat breast cancer."This is such an important program for all women to take part in. Experts say that early detection is the best tool we have to fight breast cancer.

May 1, 2006
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Senator Young Launches On-line Petition In Support Of The Buffalo Bills

You may have heard about the Buffalo Bills' situation on the TV news or read about it in the newspaper. I've started an on-line petition to allow my constituents a chance to show their support for keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York.

April 25, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Formation Of Statewide Wine & Grape Caucus

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she has formed the Wine and Grape Caucus, a statewide, bipartisan caucus of state legislators."The wine and grape business in the State of New York is a success story of economic development, with tremendous growth in tourism and jobs," said Senator Young. "Our state ranks third in the country in grape and wine production which created more than $6 billion in economic activity last year, with more than 30,000 full time jobs.

April 10, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For United Way Of Cattaraugus County

The lines of communication between multiple communities have been opened to provide greater service, thanks to a $20,000 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) for the United Way of Cattaragus County, Inc.The funding will be used for the continued operations of Project 2-1-1, a pilot program developing a rural telecommunications sub-hub in conjunction with the United Ways of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. "Project 2-1-1 is a tremendous program that provides valuable services," Senator Young said.

April 7, 2006
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March 27, 2006
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Local Revenue Sharing Announced

ALBANY - Property taxpayers should be big winners because of an unprecedented boost in state aid to local governments, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) announced today.Cities in her 57th Senate District will receive more than a 24 percent state aid increase, and town and village funding will rise by 20 percent under a budget agreement between the Senate and the Assembly."This increase is huge. Nothing close to it has ever happened since the state began local revenue sharing several decades ago.

March 27, 2006
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Senate Passes Emergency Preparedness Package

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced the New York State Senate has passed a comprehensive package of legislation that would greatly enhance the ability of state and local governments, businesses, and New York citizens to prepare and respond to any type of catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural. The legislation would require counties to put preparedness plans into place, establish standards for evacuating and sheltering nursing homes during emergencies, and increasing penalties for individuals who tamper with power plants.

March 22, 2006
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Bill To Establish Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day Passes Senate

ALBANY- A bill commemorating November 12 as Elizabeth Cady Stanton day in New York State is another step closer to becoming law.Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) announced unanimous Senate passage of her bill to honor the tireless advocate and social reformer for women’s rights, including the right to vote. The bill also has passed the Assembly and will be submitted to Governor George Pataki for consideration."The contributions to America by this courageous and dedicated woman cannot be overstated.

March 20, 2006
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March 10, 2006
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Monthly Column By Senator Young

The magic of reading was celebrated on Dr. Suess’s birthday last week. School children across my Senate district took part in reading the author’s famous and beloved works by participating in Read Across America Day. Implemented by the National Education Association, this day is a vehicle to promote reading.

March 10, 2006
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Senate Passes Drunk Driving Legislation

The New York State Senate has passed a bill (S.2272), that provides for additional penalties for convictions of drunk or drugged driving where a child under the age of 17 is a passenger.

March 6, 2006
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Senator Young Announces $25,000 In Allegany County Grant

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a $25,000 state grant to benefit Allegany ARC. The funding will provide for purchase and installation of sensory swings and lift equipment for people with disabilities. The swings allow for multiple therapeutic uses associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and autism, and provide many types of sensory input. The lifts will assist those in wheelchairs as well as prevent work injuries among staff."I was very pleased to obtain funding for this new equipment," Senator Young said.

March 6, 2006
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