Thomas F. O'Mara's Videos

Senate observes a moment of silence for Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton, New York.

Albany, N.Y., June 13--In the Senate Chamber, at the request of Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats), the New York State Senate observed a moment of silence for Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton, New York.

June 13, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's opening statement at a May 23 Albany roundtable on allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Albany, N.Y., May 23—State Senator Tom O’Mara sponsored a roundtable discussion in Albany today on legislation he sponsors (A.7659/S.5358), the “Wine Industry and Liquor Store Development Act,” to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores.

In this video, Senator O'Mara makes an opening statement at today's roundtable.

May 23, 2011
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"Legislative Report" from Senator Tom O'Mara (recorded on May 11, 2011)

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) examines recent reports of waste and inefficiency in many state agencies and previews some of the top issues expected to dominate the final weeks of this year’s legislative session on his online “Legislative Report” this week.

May 12, 2011
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Senator O'Mara voices his support for legislation to reenergize New York.

Albany, N.Y.—On the floor of the Senate on May 9, Senator O'Mara voices his support for legislation (S.191) he co-sponsors to reauthorize the state's "Article X" power plant siting process to help meet the demand for new power by residents and businesses throughout New York.

May 10, 2011
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"Legislative Report" from Senator Tom O'Mara (recorded on April 13, 2011)

Albany, N.Y.—The second installment of State Senator Tom O’Mara's (R-C, Big Flats) new, online “Legislative Report” focuses on New York’s short- and long-term efforts to reform the Medicaid system.

April 14, 2011
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"Legislative Report" from NYS Senator Tom O'Mara--for the week of April 11, 2011

Albany, N.Y., April 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that residents of his 53rd Senate District can now view a new, online “Legislative Report” -- a 15-minute interview highlighting legislative actions in Albany and their impact on the region. 

“I try to encourage as much input as possible from my constituents, and I also like to give them opportunities to hear my own views and thoughts on current issues being debated in Albany and having an impact throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions,” said O’Mara.

The first installment of O’Mara’s “Legislative Report” can currently be viewed on his Senate website.  During this week’s interview, O’Mara discusses:

April 12, 2011
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Senator O'Mara sees first bill through the Senate, strengthens election process for military voters

Albany, N.Y., March 3—The New York State Senate gave final legislative approval today to legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.

March 3, 2011
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Senator O'Mara calls for property tax cap AND mandate relief

Albany, N.Y., January 31—The New York State Senate has approved legislation that would allow New York to join 43 other states that have put a cap on school and local government property tax increases.In this video, Senator O'Mara speaks in support of the measure during debate on the floor of the New York State Senate.

February 4, 2011
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Senator O'Mara reacts to Governor Cuomo's state budget address

Albany, N.Y., February 1—State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats) said today that Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2011-2012 state budget contains several key, core proposals that, if enacted, "would finally put in place the building blocks of a long-overdue strategy to get us out from under America's highest tax burden, create more cost-effective government across the board, and open the door to sustained private-sector job growth."

February 1, 2011
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Senator O'Mara comments on the Senate's new Jobs 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 takes the Oath of Office in the historic chamber of the New York State Senate.

Nearly one year ago, joined by his family, Senator O'Mara took the Oath of Office to begin his first term in the State Senate representing New York's 53rd Senate District.  The 53rd District encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and part of Tompkins County.

January 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara reacts to today's State of the State message, says upstate property tax relief deserves top billing

Albany, N.Y., January 5--State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), beginning his first term representing New York’s 53rd Senate District, joined his Senate and Assembly colleagues in the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Center earlier today for Governor Andrew Cuomo's first State of the State address.

January 5, 2011
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