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Honoring our Military Servicemen on the 4th!

While attending the Fourth of July Bicentennial Parade In Mayville yesterday, Senator Catharine Young was presented a U.S. flag that was recently flown over the U.S. Capitol by Staff Sergeant Joseph C. Gullo, III of Brocton for her dedicated service to veterans. Staff Sergeant Gullo was the first person from Chautauqua County to be s...ent overseas after the 9/11 attacks. During is military career, he served in multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq while with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 10th Mountain Division. He has also served with the Patriot Guard Riders in both New York and Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Combat Action Badge.Also pictured is Staff Sgt.

July 8, 2011
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Sign Up for the 2011 Summer Reading Program


Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education. My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

 

July 8, 2011
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LANDMARK PROPERTY TAX CAP MEASURE BECOMES LAW

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced a historic victory for the taxpayers of New York State, as the State Legislature adopted landmark legislation to establish the State’s first ever cap on property taxes.

June 24, 2011
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ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOOL FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY MEETS APPROVAL IN STATE SENATE

            ALBANY – A highly anticipated economic revitalization program that would encourage private investment and job growth in Livingston County has received overwhelming approval in both the State Senate and Assembly, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean).

June 24, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM PROTESTS AT MILITARY FUNERALS

OLEAN – Protestors will have a more difficult time disrupting military funerals thanks to legislation co-sponsored and passed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG PRESENTS OVERDUE MILITARY AWARDS TO LOCAL VETERAN

OLEAN – Decades after serving aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy veteran Gary Clark of West Almond finally was awarded two service medals honoring the former Petty Officer 3rd Class for his years of wartime service.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Young recognizes the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team for State Championship

 

Senator Young recognized the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team achievement as the 2010 New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Class D Champions by presenting them with a New York State Legislative Resolution. This was the team's third State title in seven years, winning in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, the team were the runners-up in 2007.

June 10, 2011
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Earth Day Poster Competition Entries

Thank you to all the students from my district who participated in the State Senate's Earth Day Poster Competition. Each of you did a great job! Click on the links below to view each school's entry.

-Senator Young

Grades K, 2 & 4 - Hinsdale Central School

May 31, 2011
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New National Veterans Highway

Olean, NY (WKBW)

Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today joined local officials to praise the designation of the 103 miles of Route 62 in New York State as National Veterans Highway.

To see more of the story, click on the link: http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/New-National-Veterans-Highway-120306689.html

April 20, 2011
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WIFFLE BALL SAVED FROM NANNY STATE RULES

ALBANY – State health officials made the right decision by nixing a proposal to deem children’s games such as freeze, kickball, tag and Wiffle ball dangerous, said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

April 20, 2011
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Help Senator Young Name the State Vegetable

While New York counts the apple as its official fruit, the rose as its official flower and milk as its official beverage, we still don’t have a state vegetable.Two competing proposals to name a state vegetable were introduced in the Senate recently – one bill backs the black-dirt onion and another is calling for sweet corn to get the honors.Senator Young is is asking for public input to determine her vote for which should be named New York’s official state vegetable.

April 8, 2011
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COLUMN: CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE

          The recently approved State budget illustrates the new way New York State government is getting positive results.  Having joined with Governor Cuomo, and hardworking taxpayers from across our State, I am proud to say that this year the Senate stopped the vicious cycle of raising taxes to pay for unrestrained spending.

March 31, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG STATEMENT ON STATE BUDGET

          “There's good news for the people of New York.

            Not only will the state budget be on time, we already have started to pass budget bills and even may complete our work early for the first time in 15 years.

March 30, 2011
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WELLSVILLE WWII VETS TO RECEIVE FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOR

           WELLSVILLE - An official representing French President Nicolas Sarkozy will make an extraordinary exception to policy by traveling to the Southern Tier to present two local World War II veterans with high honors, according to Senator Catharine M. Young, (R,C,I-Olean).

March 25, 2011
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March 10, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG SPONSORED MANDATE RELIEF LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

ALBANY - The State Senate has passed mandate relief legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

February 9, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

ALBANY - "Governor Cuomo is correct that our state is teetering on the edge of a cliff, and it must be saved.  People and jobs are leaving, and there are not enough career opportunities for our young people.  Our future depends on making responsible decisions to turn around the economy, grow jobs, alleviate the crushing tax burden, and restructure government spending," Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) said.

February 1, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HAILS PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ACT

ALBANY – A  major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new private sector jobs for workers across the State was passed in the State Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

January 19, 2011
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