Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of March 3, 2014 ~ 'March toward a new state budget'

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, "March toward a new state budget"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the March 3rd Corning Leader] 

March 4, 2014
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'Heroin addiction spikes in region' ~ Read more and find out where to get assistance

[UPDATE, June 23: Anti-heroin legislation signed into law, read more HERE]

[UPDATE, June 19: Senate goes first on approving anti-heroin package, and the Assembly follows suit later in the night, read more HERE]

February 25, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column ~ for the week of February 23, 2014 ~ 'What are the early returns showing?'

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, "What are the early returns showing?"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the February 23rd Corning Leader] 

February 24, 2014
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'Deputy Devin' joins Steuben County Sheriff's Office in memory of one of our fallen local heroes

Welcome to Deputy Devin, the newest member of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, and thank you to the Sgt. Devin A. Snyder Memorial Foundation for such a generous, meaningful and important addition to law enforcement and public safety across our communities.  

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The Leader, "New K-9 welcomed at Steuben Sheriff's Department"

February 21, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of February 17, 2014 ~ 'Truly a time to focus on American heroism'

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, "Truly a time to focus on American heroism"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the February 16th Corning Leader] 

February 18, 2014
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'High taxes, Common Core among complaints at Ithaca Town Hall' ~ Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Nojay meet with constituents later today at the Wayland Town Hall

Ithaca, N.Y. February 13—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) met with Tompkins County residents late yesterday at a community meeting at the Franziska Racker Centers, where the state's high tax burden and the widely criticized implementation of the new Common Core educational standards highlighted the evening's discussion.

Read more from WHCU radio, "High taxes, Common Core among complaints at Ithaca Town Hall" 

February 13, 2014
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O'Mara holding community meetings in Steuben, Tompkins counties this week

Elmira, N.Y., February 11—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today reminded area residents that he will hold community meetings later this week on:

> Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Franziska Racker Centers in Ithaca (3226 Wilkins Road).  The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.; and

> Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Wayland Town Hall (17 North Main Street) beginning at 5:30 p.m.  O'Mara will be joined by state Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R,I-Lakeview).

February 11, 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 topics: Mental hygiene & workforce 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 Tuesday, February 11th: Mental Hygiene, beginning at 9:30 a.m., and Workforce 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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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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