It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government. Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on. The challenges have never been greater. Throughout the year ahead, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."
This week, "Let Your Voice Be Heard." 
[see attached copy of column below]