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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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State Legislators Outline State Commitment To Olean

The City of Olean’s annual state revenue sharing has gone up 79% since 1995 and would increase $182,549 under the Governor’s proposal, totaling about $1.8 million this year, according to Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio.A total of more than $14 million has gone to Olean over the past ten years."The State has had a strong commitment to communities such as Olean and I’m striving to strengthen funding by increasing aid," said Senator Young. "We’re working through the state budget process right now and our goal is to ensure Olean gets a boost.

March 2, 2006
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Senator Young & New York State Farm Bureau Join Forces To Halt Dairy Subsidy Cuts

State Senate Agriculture Chair Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced her intentions to join forces with the New York State Farm Bureau in opposing a federal initiative "that could kill dairy operations throughout the State."Senate Majority members are urging the New York State congressional delegation to block the federal proposal that would impose a 3-cent tax per hundredweight of milk, a 5 percent cut to all crop payments including to the Milk Income Loss Contract program, and calls for changes in the way the Department of Agriculture sets dairy support prices wh

February 17, 2006
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State Representatives Comment On Dresser-rand Union Vote

New York State is in active negotiations with Dresser Rand, now that the union vote is over, according to Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio."I’m very relieved that the outcome was positive, said Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean).

January 24, 2006
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Senator Young Secures Emergency Assistance For Olean

The City of Olean has been approved to receive an advance payment on its local revenue sharing from New York State, announced Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean).An infusion of $875,000 will solve the short-term crisis that would have triggered layoffs in the police, and possibly the fire and public works departments because payroll could not be met.The state payment was due to the City in March, but intervention by Senator Young speeded up the process.

January 19, 2006
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