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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

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,  "Click here for the future"

February 28, 2011
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Governor Cuomo's "Medicaid Redesign Team" Approves Short-Term Recommendations

Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Medicaid Redesign Team" approved a series of reform recommendations late yesterday.

Review the details of the recommendations.

February 25, 2011
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O'Mara applauds local broadband expansion initiative (updated, February 15th)

Elmira, N.Y., February 14—The Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (STC) announced today the beginning of a $12.2-million broadband development project that will construct an optical fiber broadband network across Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties and expand regional access to high-speed Internet services.

[see attached copy below of today's story in the Corning Leader ]

February 14, 2011
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Legislature's fiscal committees unveil early look at Governor Cuomo's budget

The Senate and Assembly have released their respective fiscal reviews of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2011-2012 state budget. 

Click here for the Senate Finance Committee analysis.

February 8, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's online poll: Is Cuomo budget plan headed in right direction?

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Elmira) is giving residents of his 53rd Senate District an opportunity to weigh in on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2011-2012 proposed state budget through a new online poll. 

February 4, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

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'M

January 31, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's Online Poll: Is Senate on right track with new jobs plan?

Albany, N.Y., January 25—The State Senate has kicked off the 2011 legislative session with the approval of a new job creation and tax relief strategy being called the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act.”

January 25, 2011
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Senate Approves New Job Creation, Spending Control Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19—The New York State Senate approved a legislative package today that will be co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) calling for a new, comprehensive job creation, spending control, and tax incentive strategy as a way to help New York climb out of its current economic crisis.

January 19, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

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.&

January 18, 2011
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New York State Remembers the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial Observance website.

January 16, 2011
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Governor takes it to the people, online poll asks: Is Governor moving state in the right direction?

Albany, N.Y., January 14—As Governor Andrew Cuomo embarked on a statewide tour this week to keep the public informed about many of the initiatives he outlined in his recent State of the State message, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is giving 53rd Senate District residents an opportunity to share their own opinions on the governor's agenda.

January 14, 2011
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Senator O'Mara encourages direct input on Governor's Medicaid redesign initiative

Albany, N.Y., January 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is encouraging  area taxpayers, local leaders, and health care professionals to take advantage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s invitation to provide direct input on reforming New York’s system of Medicaid.

January 13, 2011
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Senator O'Mara encourages direct input on Governor's Medicaid redesign initiative

 

Albany, N.Y., January 10—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is encouraging  area taxpayers, local leaders, and health care professionals to take advantage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s invitation to provide direct input on reforming New York’s system of Medicaid. 

January 11, 2011
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Senator O'Mara takes the Oath of Office to begin his first term

Elmira, N.Y., January 2--At a swearing-in ceremony involving family and friends, together with a number of area colleagues, other local leaders, and supporters, Senator O'Mara took the Oath of Office to begin his first term representing New York's 53rd Senate District.

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January 4, 2011
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