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Senators Say Troopers Need To Be Better Armed

ALBANY - In the wake of recent shootings of state police, two state senators are pushing a bill that increases troopers’ firepower to .45 caliber guns.Senators Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean) and George H. Winner (R-Elmira) have introduced legislation that requires upgrading to a .45 caliber model that would be determined by the Superintendent of State Police. Currently, troopers are assigned Glock Model 17s, which are 9mm guns."Criminals are using very powerful weapons against our troopers, and it is time the state arms our law enforcement more appropriately.

June 18, 2006
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Senate Disabilities Awareness Day "achiever" Honored

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today honored Theresa Simon from Olean with one of this year’s New York State Senate’s Achievers' Award.

May 22, 2006
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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 9, 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.

April 30, 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 24, 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 9, 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 6, 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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