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Tax Reductions And Lobbying Reform Highlight New Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2006

A personal income tax reduction that will save New York taxpayers almost $1 billion, an expansion and reform of the state’s lobbying laws, and a measure to bring New York State into compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA), highlight the list of new State laws that will take effect on January 1, 2006.Personal Income Tax ReductionsA tax reduction that will save New York taxpayers nearly $1 billion will go into effect on January 1, 2006.

December 29, 2005
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Senator Young Taps Local Vet For "hall Of Fame" Honor

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced the induction of George V. Baker from Great Valley, a highly decorated U.S. Army World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, as one of the first members of the newly established New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.The first-of-its-kind online Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community and significant accomplishments as a civilian.

December 12, 2005
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YOUNG DEDICATES HENNESSY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

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November 7, 2005
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Young Dedicates Hennessy Memorial Highway

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today dedicated Route 19 between Scio and Wellsville in Allegany County as the "William C. Hennessy Memorial Highway" in honor of the late Commissioner William C. Hennessy. Commissioner Hennessy, a native son of Scio and a graduate of Wellsville Central High School, served as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation from 1977 to 1982."Commissioner Hennessy was an ardent supporter of Allegany County and made certain that Allegany County concerns were well represented in Albany," said Senator Young. "The "William C.

November 7, 2005
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November 2, 2005
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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 23, 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 4, 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 19, 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.

August 31, 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 29, 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 24, 2005
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