Albany, N.Y., January 17—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today welcomed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2012-2013 state budget for proposing additional steps toward eliminating the local share of Medicaid costs. But O’Mara plans to keep pushing for this year’s final budget to do even more to eliminate the local costs associated with the state’s $53-billion-plus Medicaid program.
Albany, N.Y., January 4— “We put down the foundation in 2011 for a long-term focus on property tax relief, less state spending and private-sector job growth. We’ve started remaking and rebuilding state government in fundamental ways. Now we need to keep building on this foundation of economic growth and fiscal responsibility in 2012,” State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) said today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s second State of the State message to the Legislature.
Albany, N.Y., June 17—The New York State Senate gave final, unanimous legislative approval last night to legislation co-sponsored by state Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) to allow the state and local governments to restrict protests at military funerals.
Albany, N.Y., June 14—Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his state Senate colleagues paid tribute this morning to Philip C. Smith, a highly decorated Korean War combat veteran and well-known figure in Schuyler County government and veterans’ affairs, by inducting him into the Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.