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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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$50,000 SECURED FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY FIRE TRAINING FACILITY

Young Obtains Construction Funding

 

June 13, 2005
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$50,000 Secured For Allegany County Fire Training Facility

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she has secured $50,000 for the construction of the Allegany County Emergency Services Training Facility, which includes a training tower, classrooms and other office facilities."I was pleased to sponsor this grant for the Allegany County Training Facility," Senator Young said. "The construction of this facility will not only serve to benefit Emergency Service personnel, but the residents of Allegany County as well.

June 13, 2005
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Young Acts On Legislation To Strengthen Megan's Law

Ten years after the enactment of legislation creating New York State’s Sex Offender Registry, the New York State Senate acted on the "Tenth Anniversary Omnibus Sex Offender Registration Reform Act." The bill would strengthen Megan’s Law in 25 ways, including: mandatory notification by police when a registered sex offender moves into a community, lifetime registration of all sex offenders, requiring information about all levels of sex offenders to be posted on the Internet, and GPS monitoring for the worst offenders.You can link to the Sex Offender Registry by clicking <

June 9, 2005
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Senator Young: Laud Veterans With "hall Of Fame"

Senator Cathy Young and members of the Senate Republican Conference today proposed creating a New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of service men and women from across the state.The initiative is the centerpiece of the New York Armed Services Recognition and Support Plan, a sweeping set of bills that expands benefits -- including providing combat life insurance for all New Yorkers serving in war zones, expanding opportunities for higher education, and lower property taxes -- in honor of their service.The Hall, only the fourth

May 27, 2005
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CATHY YOUNG TAKES OATH OF OFFICE

Senate Majority Leader, Joseph L. Bruno (left)and Senator Mike Nozzolio administer the oath of office

 

May 24, 2005
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Senator Young Appointed To Chair Agriculture Committee

State Senator Cathy Young (R-I,C, Olean) was recently appointedto Chair the Senate Agriculture Committee.After being officially sworn into office on Monday, May 16, Senator Young was named to the post by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. BrunoSenator Young said: "To be appointed to the Senate’s Agriculture committee is a great honor. Growing up on a third generation dairy and crop farm, I’ve been acutely aware of the issues and concerns facing the farming community.

May 24, 2005
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