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Sen. O'Mara highlights the importance of agriculture and manufacturing in the new state budget

Albany, N.Y., March 31--State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) highlights the importance of the tax relief and other actions being taken in the 2014-15 New York State budget to strengthen agriculture and manufacturing in New York State.

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March 31, 2014
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Senator O'Mara recognized for leadership on state support for local roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 31--On the floor of the New York State Senate earlier today, Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) praised his colleague, Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats), for O'Mara's leadership on state support for local roads and bridges.

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March 31, 2014
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Senator O'Mara joins state manufacturing leaders to call for tax and regulatory reform

Albany, N.Y., March 24 — State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today said that the findings of a new study commissioned by two of the state’s leading manufacturing advocates – the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State and the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) – reveal that while nearly 70% of the state’s manufacturing executives remain optimistic about staying in business in the state, 60% of them also believe that the state’s business climate is headed in the wrong direction.

Nearly half (46%) of the business leaders polled as part of the new study pointed to high taxes as the greatest competitive obstacle they face.

March 24, 2014
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Senator O'Mara pays tribute to Watkins Glen International

Albany, N.Y., March 18— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) paid tribute on the floor of the Senate today to the 65th Anniversary of Watkins Glen International and its contributions to the culture and economy of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and all of New York State.

March 18, 2014
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Senator O'Mara addresses local Monterey Shock supporters at the March 11th protest rally in Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 11—State Senator Tom O'Mara addressed local supporters of the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility at a public rally in Albany today and said that the Senate Majority Coalition, in its one-house budget resolution scheduled to be unveiled and acted on this week, will reject Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to close the facility.

March 11, 2014
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano rally statewide support for local roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 5—With final negotiations over the 2014-15 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next few weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

O'Mara and Palmesano held a news conference earlier today at the Capitol (watch their opening remarks above).

March 5, 2014
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Senator O'Mara questions the Cuomo administration on the future of the Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls

Albany, N.Y., February 5—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today questioned top officials from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) on the Cuomo administration's plans for the future of the Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls. 

 

February 5, 2014
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Senator O'Mara questions the Cuomo administration on the future of Monterey Shock

Albany, N.Y., February 5—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), continuing the local grassroots effort to convince the Cuomo administration to reverse its decision to close the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility later this year, today directly questioned the state’s corrections commissioner on the decision at a legislative budget hearing in Albany.

February 5, 2014
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Watch the new "Save Monterey Shock" video from the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce.

Published on Jan 17, 2014 by the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce

 

January 23, 2014
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Senator O'Mara reacts to Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget

Albany, N.Y., January 21—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today highlighted key parts of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2015 state budget, including proposals to keep state government spending in check for the fourth consecutive year and launch an aggressive tax-cutting program aimed at creating upstate manufacturing  jobs. 

January 21, 2014
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Senator O'Mara reacts to Governor Cuomo's fourth State of the State address

Albany, N.Y., January 8— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today said Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fourth State of the State message to the Legislature earns high marks for its focus on the future of upstate manufacturing.

January 8, 2014
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Watch Senator O'Mara's public service announcement on an Electronics Recycling Event in Ithaca this Saturday, November 16th

Ithaca, N.Y.— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today reminded Ithaca-area residents that he’s hosting a free electronics recycling event, in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Sunnking Electronics Recycling, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga Street in Ithaca. Area residents can drop off old or unused electronics at no charge.  There is no limit on the number of items that can be dropped off.

November 13, 2013
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Senator O'Mara salutes and thanks our veterans

In observance of Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Senator O'Mara and his colleagues salute and thank veterans -- and the families of veterans -- for their sacrifices and service.

November 7, 2013
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Senator O'Mara hosts October 28th public hearing on the future of the Elmira Psychiatric Center

Elmira, N.Y., October 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) hosted a public hearing in Elmira on October 28th on the future of the Elmira Psychiatric Center (Elmira PC) and the Greater Binghamton Health Center, and the need for an ongoing “Southern Tier-based Center of Excellence” within New York State’s system of mental health. 

October 31, 2013
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Nojay and Assemblyman Palmesano honor Zack Bacon of Hornell

Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Bill Nojay and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano took the opportunity last Saturday (July 27) in Hornell, on the main court of the Gus Macker Tournament, to honor Zack Bacon, one of the region's outstanding high school athletes.

A recent graduate of Hornell High School who'll be attending and playing football at Alfred University this fall, as a high school senior Bacon was a two-time state champion in football and wrestling -- the first such two-time champion in Hornell's history.

July 31, 2013
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Senator O'Mara co-sponsors Senate action to end welfare fraud

Albany, N.Y., June 21—The New York State Senate today approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” to prohibit public assistance recipients from using their cash assistance benefit to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages or lottery tickets, and to combat other abuses of the public welfare system. 

June 21, 2013
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Senator O'Mara, colleagues pay tribute to Painted Post Mayor Roswell L. "Roz" Crozier, Jr.

Painted Post, N.Y., June 14—To coincide with this year's celebration of Flag Day across the state and nation, State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats) held a ceremony at the Painted Post Village Hall to formally induct Steuben County native, Painted Post Mayor and World War II combat veteran Roswell L. "Roz" Crozier, Jr.

June 14, 2013
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Senator O'Mara pays tribute to Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette

 

From the floor of the New York State Senate Chamber on Monday, June 10, 2013, Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) paid a tribute to Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette as a 2013 recipient of a college scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

Burdette, who will attend the University at Albany in the fall, was accompanied to the Capitol by members of his family, including his mother, Martha, brother, David, and aunt, Mary Ellen.

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2013
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Senator O'Mara calls for stronger penalties to combat meth labs

Albany, N.Y., April 23—While police and firefighters in the city of Elmira today were on the scene of a suspected meth lab, the New York State Senate approved, by a strong bipartisan vote of  57 to 5, legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) to further outlaw the operation of clandestine methamphetamine labs by increasing the criminal penalties for the possession of meth manufacturing material and the unlawful manufacture of meth, implementing a series of increasingly severe felony offenses. 

April 23, 2013
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano lead call to boost state support for locals roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

Highway superintendents from throughout the state have been in Albany this week as part of their "2013 Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for Local Roads & Bridges."

March 6, 2013
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