Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of February 10, 2014 ~ 'Medicaid still not a bargain for taxpayers'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. 

Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..." 

This week, "Medicaid still not a bargain for taxpayers"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the February 10th Corning Leader] 

 

February 10, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live here ~ Today's Topics: Taxes & Economic Development

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topics for Monday, February 10th: Taxes, beginning at 9:30 a.m., and Economic Development, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

February 10, 2014
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'National Wear Red Day' raises awareness of heart disease in women ~ Find out more here

For more than a decade, thanks to the efforts of the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women Campaign," the first Friday in February (which this year is today, February 7, 2014) has been designated "National Wear Red Day" to raise awareness and promote education over the fact that heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women.

Since 2003, National Wear Red Day has united millions to support efforts that have saved lives and improved the health of thousands upon thousands of women across America. 

February 7, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue public hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live here ~ Today's Topic: Higher Education

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. topic for Thursday, February 6th: Higher Education, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Watch live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

February 6, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue public hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live here ~ Today's topic: Public Protection

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topic for Wednesday, February 5th: Public Protection, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Watch live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

February 5, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live here ~ Today's topics: Housing, and Human Services

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topics for Tuesday, February 4th: Housing, beginning at 9:30 a.m. & Human Services, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

February 4, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue public hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Today's Topic: Health/Medicaid ~ Watch Live

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. topic for Monday, February 3rd: Health/Medicaid, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

February 3, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's statement on the New York State dairy industry's move back into the nation's Top 3

Elmira, N.Y., January 30—State State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Legislature’s joint, bipartisan Commission on Rural Resources, released the following statement on the announcement that New York State’s dairy industry is once again the third-largest producer of milk in the nation:

January 30, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue hearings today on Governor Cuomo's 2014-2015 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live beginning at 10 a.m. ~ Today's Topic: Transportation

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topic for Thursday, January 30th: Transportation, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

January 29, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue public hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live ~ Today's topic: Environmental Conservation

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings this week on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topic for Wednesday, January 29th: Environmental Conservation, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

January 28, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees continue hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch Live

The Legislature's fiscal committees continue a series of public hearings this week on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget. 

Hearing topic for Tuesday, January 28th: Elementary and Secondary Education, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

See the full hearings schedule HERE.

 

January 27, 2014
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Legislature's fiscal committees begin public hearings on Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget ~ Watch live now

The Legislature's fiscal committees begin a series of public hearings this week on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014-2105 proposed state budget.

Today's topic: Local government/General Government, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

January 27, 2014
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Statement to constituents from NYS Senator Tom O'Mara ~ on Governor Cuomo's January 17th comments on "The Capitol Pressroom" radio show

Governor Cuomo’s recent comments have proven extremely divisive and inflammatory. I’ve heard from many constituents who believe these statements reveal an intolerance toward the strong beliefs and principles they hold together with thousands upon thousands of “conservative” New Yorkers – many citizens, in fact, I’m proud to represent and work alongside to seek a better future for our children and grandchildren in Upstate New York where many of us were born, raised and still live our lives and try to raise our own families with the same sense of traditions and values. 

January 24, 2014
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Cuomo administration calls today's Monterey Shock graduation ceremony the last, but O'Mara says local effort to save facility will continue (Updated, January 24)

Elmira, N.Y., January 23—Although the Cuomo administration continues to mark today’s graduation ceremony at the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility as the last one before the administration shuts down  the facility later this year, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said today that the local, grassroots effort to convince the governor to reverse the decision will continue. 

January 23, 2014
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2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance

For more information on how New York State is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial Observance web site.

January 20, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of January 13, 2014 ~ 'More thoughts on Monterey, Common Core'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..." 

This week, "More thoughts on Monterey, Common Core"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the January 13th Corning Leader] 

January 13, 2014
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Governor Cuomo delivers his fourth State of the State message today ~ Watch it live beginning at 1:30 p.m. ~ find Senator O'Mara's reaction

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his fourth State of the State message to a joint session of the Senate and Assembly in Albany later today.

You can watch the address live, beginning at 1:30 p.m., HERE.

And stop back here later today for Senator O'Mara's reaction to the governor's speech.

January 8, 2014
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'Tips for staying safe, warm in frigid Twin Tiers'

From today's Elmira Star-Gazette, "Tips for staying safe, warm in frigid Twin Tiers"  

From the New York State Office of Emergency Management, "Winter Safety Tips"

From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), "Winter Storms & Extreme Cold"

January 3, 2014
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December 31, 2013
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Happy Holidays!

My very best wishes to all of you for a safe, a meaningful and a memorable Holiday Season.

December 23, 2013
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