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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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Senator Young Announces Funding For Carp Cleanup

At a news conference in Bemus Point, State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a $30,000 matching grant from the State to aid in the cleanup of the fish die-off in Chautauqua Lake. The grant secured by Senator Young will go directly towards the Chautauqua Lake Association’s cleanup efforts to rid the lake and shoreline of dead carp."The cleanup costs have been way beyond expecations," Senator Young said. "Thousands of fish have already been disposed of, and there is still work to do.

June 28, 2005
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Senator Jess J. Present Memorial Highway Passes Senate

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she has sponsored and passed a bill to name Route 430 in Chautauqua County, the "Senator Jess J.

June 22, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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Young Passes Casino Equity Bill

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) yesterday passed a bill that would allow municipal governments in Cattaraugus County, which host the new Seneca casino, to receive 25% of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the State receives pursuant to the gaming compact."I’m glad that I was able to pass this important legislation," Senator Young said."Cattaraugus County municipalities are currently experiencing revenue losses and substantial costs due to expenses associated with infrastructure and other requirements for the newly const

June 16, 2005
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Young Congratulates Women Of Distinction Winners In Albany

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) on Tuesday honored Gertrude A. Butera from Almond and Lisa Heath of Jamestown with the annual "Women of Distinction" Award. Ms. Butera and Ms. Heath were named as this year's recipients of the New York State Senate's honorary program. "I was very pleased to have Trudy and Lisa recognized for their achievements," Senator Young said. "I congratulate them for truly making a difference in our communities and the Southern Tier."Ms.

June 14, 2005
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