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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of January 9, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, 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..."

January 9, 2012
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O'Mara says governor's address sets stage for another productive session, but mandate relief needs more attention

Albany, N.Y., January 4— “We put down the foundation in 2011 for a long-term focus on property tax relief, less state spending and private-sector job growth.  We’ve started remaking and rebuilding state government in fundamental ways.  Now we need to keep building on this foundation of economic growth and fiscal responsibility in 2012,” State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) said today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s second State of the State message to the Legislature.

January 4, 2012
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2012 legislative session begins Wednesday

The 2012 legislative session begins this Wednesday, January 4th, when Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his second State of the State message to the Legislature.

Here’s one look ahead…

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a safe and successful, meaningful and memorable New Year!

December 31, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 26, 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..."

December 27, 2011
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My very best wishes to all of you throughout this holiday season

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

                            

December 22, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 19, 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..."

December 20, 2011
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Medicaid Redesign Team meeting today in Albany -- watch live beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Cuomo administration's Medicaid Redesign Team meets again today in Albany to report on its recommendations for reforming New York State's system of Medicaid.

Watch a live webcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. (and scheduled to conclude at 4:00 p.m.)

December 13, 2011
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor -- December 7, 1941 -- with editorial reflections 

from the New York Times

December 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 5, 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..."

December 5, 2011
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DEC extends public comment period on the future of the Marcellus Shale

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced yesterday that the comment period for the public to weigh in on the future of the Marcellus Shale until January 11, 2012.

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December 1, 2011
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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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