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Senator Young Announces Arts Grant

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today joined with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in announcing local assistance grants. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations are received from the Governor and the Legislature each fiscal year. In addition to state funds, NYSCA also receives annual support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency. "Providing funding for the arts is essential to preserve and expand the rich and diverse cultural resources and heritage of New York’s citizens," said Senator Young.

November 2, 2005
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Senator Young Announces Zoar Valley Safety Initiatives

On Sunday, October 23, 2005, State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) announced her initiative to increase public safety at Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area, a popular recreational area in northern Cattaraugus County. "Zoar Valley is a gorgeous, wild natural area," said Senator Young. "Its spectacular beauty and ruggedness makes it alluring to people, but at the same time, it is extremely dangerous.

October 24, 2005
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Governor Signs Young Bill To Slash Sales Taxes In Chautauqua County

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that Governor George Pataki has signed the Chautauqua County sales tax bill, which will decrease the county sales tax on clothing and footwear priced under $110. "I’ve been fighting to enact this legislation for the past several months and I was very pleased to guide it through the Senate," Senator Young said.

October 5, 2005
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Young Acts On Comprehensive Energy Plan

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today acted on a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan was a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers over $50 million through the rest of this year, and over $100 million annually if gas prices remai

September 20, 2005
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Senator Young Informs Constituents About Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Senator Cathy Young today announced constituents can assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi by making cash donations to voluntary relief organizations. According to the federal government, cash donations are the most helpful to victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states because it allows volunteer agencies to issue cash vouchers to victims so they can meet their needs.

September 1, 2005
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Senator Young Announces Local Chronic Wasting Disease Meeting

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding a series of meetings around New York State to inform the public of DEC efforts in response to the limited discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild and captive white tailed deer in New York.CWD is a transmissible disease that affects the brain and central nervous system of certain deer and elk. There is no evidence that CWD is linked to disease in humans or domestic livestock other than deer and elk.

August 30, 2005
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Young Announces "senator Jess J. Present Memorial Highway"

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that her bill to designate Route 430 as the "Senator Jess J.

August 25, 2005
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August 19, 2005
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Governor Signs Casino Equity Bill

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that Governor Pataki has signed into law her bill to allow Cattaraugus County municipal governments which host the new Seneca casino, to receive 25% of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices."An inequity has been corrected." said Senator Young. Our local governments deserve to benefit the same as other areas with casinos, and we will now be brought up to par by sharing 25 percent of the casino revenues, instead of just 15 percent.

August 19, 2005
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Two Paws Up For Dog License Extension

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that legislation (S.5508-A) she sponsored to provide a greater level of efficiency within the dog licensing program by allowing dog owners to purchase one, two or three year licenses for their dogs has been signed into law (Chap. 269) by Governor Pataki."This legislation makes life easier for the dog owner," said Senator Young. "One of the biggest reasons people don’t license their four-legged friends year to year is that they simply forget.

August 3, 2005
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SENATOR OUTLINES VITAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

Bond Act Faces Voters In November

 

July 20, 2005
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Senator Outlines Vital Transportation Projects

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today outlined local transportation projects vital to the economy of the 57th Senate District. The projects, revealed after an agreement was reached between the Senate, Assembly and Executive, totals nearly $40 billion. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the bond act this November."It’s great that our local projects are included in the Transportation Bond Act," Senator Young said. "With the passage of the bond act, we will be able to start building the next section of Route 219.

July 20, 2005
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