Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

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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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 17, 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 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named to Farm Bureau 'Circle of Friends'

Albany, N.Y., October 14—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named as a member of the 2011 New York Farm Bureau "Circle of Friends" -- an honorary organization formed in 1990 by the state’s leading farm advocacy organization to recognize state legislators who strongly support agriculture. 

October 14, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 10, 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 12, 2011
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2011 Community Meetings -- see this week's schedule

Senaor O'Mara is joining with the region's representatives in the New York State Assembly -- Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) -- for a series of community meetings throughout the area in the coming weeks. 

Meetings have already been held in Bath, Corning, and Wayland.

October 3, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 3, 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 3, 2011
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Trio of area lawmakers opposes DMV move to eliminate eye tests

Elmira, N.Y., September 30—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) today joined a chorus of opposition to a potential policy change by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that would do away with required eye tests as part of New York’s driver’s license renewal process.

September 30, 2011
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O'Mara says 'Open for Business' conference signals economic focus for 2012 session

Albany, N.Y., September 28—After participating in the “NY Open for Business” conference convened at the capital yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a conference highlighted by a major economic development announcement by the governor and a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton, area State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) called the conference “an important agenda setter for a 2012 legislative session that many of us hope will be focused like never before on building a stronger state economy and a better business climate.”

September 28, 2011
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O'Mara joins panel on manufacturing at today's 'NY Open for Business' conference at the Capitol

Albany, N.Y., September 26—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) will participate on a panel examining the future of manufacturing in New York State at today’s statewide “NY Open for Business” conference being convened in Albany by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

September 26, 2011
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