Senator Catharine Young has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to chair the Senate Legislative Commission on Rural Resources as well as the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development.
The Senate’s press release quoted Young as saying, “I’m honored to take on the challenge of two major roles, instead of just one. Generally, Senators just get a single chairmanship. … I’ve always fought for upstate. Unfortunately, it’s easy for New York City-controlled politicians to ignore the needs of the rural regions of our state.”