Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 28, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 28, 2011
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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of the families, residents and communities of the 53rd Senate District, my very best wishes for a safe and meaningful Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

NYS Senator Thomas F. O'Mara, 53rd District

November 23, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 21, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 21, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing in Binghamton on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the second of four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Binghamton, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 13, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 17, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the first of its four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Dansville, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 16, 2011
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New York 'Open for Business' plans finalized: read the 10 blueprints for a region-by-region revitalization of the New York economy, and watch live presentations beginning on November 28th

One of the cornerstones of this year's New York State budget was the creation of 10 Regional Economic Development Councils that have been working over the past several months to develop locally based, short- and long-term strategies for economic growth and job creation.

November 15, 2011
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State funding will assist expansion projects for two Hornell-based industries

Hornell, N.Y., November 14—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) announced today that the city of Hornell will receive $600,000 in state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development funding to assist the expansion of two local industries.

November 15, 2011
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A Veterans Day message from Senator O'Mara

America will be observing this year's Veterans Day with the promise of troops coming home, but with so many others still bravely engaged in the war against terrorism.

It will be observed at a time when the world's stage remains embroiled in uncertainty and instability.  It truly is a momentous and dangerous time in world history and our annual tribute to veterans takes on many shades of meaning.

November 10, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol" -- for the week of November 7, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 7, 2011
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Find a job opening near you -- visit the New York State "Jobs Express"

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Labor Department recently launched a new, online jobs bank called "Jobs Express" in an effort to connect unemployed New Yorkers with the jobs available in the regions where they live.

Read the Governor's announcement.

November 2, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 31, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 31, 2011
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More state leaders taking notice of Salient's ability to transform the Medicaid system

I’ve taken opportunity after opportunity over the past few years to promote the potential of powerful, cutting-edge data-mining software developed by the Horseheads-based Salient Corporation to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of New York State’s system of Medicaid – including s

October 26, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 24, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 25, 2011
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Local woman receives nation's second-highest civilian honor -- watch White House ceremony, read statement from Senator O'Mara

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 24, 2011
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Local woman receives Presidential Citizens Medal -- read Senator O'Mara's statement, watch White House ceremony

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named 'Eco-Star' by New York League of Conservation Voters

This week the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) named eight state lawmakers, including Senator O'Mara, as 2011 "Eco-Stars" for their "efforts to make New York State stronger, healthier and greener." 

October 19, 2011
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Read the New York Times on Finger Lakes wines

The New York Times recently ran a series of illuminating articles on the Finger Lakes wine industry.  See:

"Deep Lakes, Icy Climate, Great Wine" [October 11, 2011]

October 17, 2011
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