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Governor Cuomo delivered his views on the state of the state, now it's your turn ~ see Senator O'Mara's '2014 Community, Jobs and Economy Survey'

Albany, N.Y., January 9—With a new session of the State Legislature underway following Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State message yesterday, Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that he has launched an online “2014 Community, Jobs and Economy Survey” that invites area residents to share their own views on many of the key economic, fiscal and other challenges facing the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and all of New York State this year. 

January 9, 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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O'Mara gives Cuomo speech high marks for focus on upstate manufacturing, job creation

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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Does Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fourth State of the State message put New York government on the right track in 2014?

Yes

19% (22 votes)

No

62% (71 votes)

Undecided

19% (22 votes)

Total votes: 115

January 8, 2014
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Governor Cuomo delivers his fourth State of the State message today ~ Watch it live beginning at 1:30 p.m. ~ find Senator O'Mara's reaction

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his fourth State of the State message to a joint session of the Senate and Assembly in Albany later today.

You can watch the address live, beginning at 1:30 p.m., HERE.

And stop back here later today for Senator O'Mara's reaction to the governor's speech.

January 8, 2014
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O'Mara welcomes governor's emphasis on upstate manufacturing as centerpiece of 2014 tax cuts

Albany, N.Y., January 6— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), who over the past several years has sponsored legislation and singled out the need for tax cuts to spark upstate manufacturing, today applauded Governor Cuomo’s emphasis on making tax relief for upstate manufacturing a top priority in 2014. 

January 6, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of January 6, 2014 ~ 'Beginning the new year, legislatively'

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, "Beginning the new year, legislatively"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the January 6th Corning Leader] 

January 6, 2014
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'Tips for staying safe, warm in frigid Twin Tiers'

From today's Elmira Star-Gazette, "Tips for staying safe, warm in frigid Twin Tiers"  

From the New York State Office of Emergency Management, "Winter Safety Tips"

From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), "Winter Storms & Extreme Cold"

January 3, 2014
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At the beginning of 2014, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions?

Optimistic

27% (21 votes)

Pessimistic

62% (48 votes)

Undecided

10% (8 votes)

Total votes: 77

January 2, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 30, 2013 ~ 'What's your opinion?'

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's your opinion?"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the December 29th Corning Leader] 

January 2, 2014
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December 31, 2013
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 23, 2013 ~ 'For the sake of tradition'

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, "For the sake of tradition"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the December 22nd Corning Leader] 

December 27, 2013
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Happy Holidays!

My very best wishes to all of you for a safe, a meaningful and a memorable Holiday Season.

December 23, 2013
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 23, 2013 ~ 'For the sake of tradition'

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, "For the sake of tradition"

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

December 23, 2013
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Cuomo administration changes course on Elmira Psychiatric Center; O'Mara praises community effort to help save local jobs, services (UPDATED, December 20):

Elmira, N.Y., December 19— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) released the following statement on today’s Cuomo administration announcement on the future of the Elmira Psychiatric Center:

December 19, 2013
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'Watchdog Report: Buyers, renters left in dark on former meth-making in their new home'

A special "Watchdog Report" in the Sunday, December 15, 2013 Star-Gazette highlighted the reemergence of meth across the Southern Tier and devoted special examination to the need for a state law to disclose to potential homebuyers if a residence is the site of a former meth lab.

Read more, "Buyers, renters left in dark on former meth-making in their new home"

December 18, 2013
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 16, 2013 ~ 'Bringing regional high-tech to a boil'

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, "Bringing regional high-tech to a boil"

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

December 17, 2013
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O'Mara: 'Innovation Hot Spots' for Southern Tier, Finger Lakes promising for regional high-tech growth, job creation

Elmira, N.Y., December 12— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said today that the state’s support for the creation of a Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot  and a Rochester-based Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot could “carry us a long way in securing a prominent place” in the modern, high-tech economy statewide, nationally and globally.

December 12, 2013
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O'Mara welcomes new round of state support for regional economic development

Albany, N.Y., December 11—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) welcomed today’s announcement that the Southern Tier region will be awarded $81.9 million and the Finger Lakes region $59.8 million under the third round of funding through the state’s Regional Economic Development Councils initiative.

O'Mara noted that the Southern Tier was recognized as a “Top Performer” in this year’s competition.  

December 11, 2013
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Statement from Senator O'Mara on release of Governor Cuomo's 'Tax Relief Commission' report

Elmira, N.Y., December 10— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) released the following statement on today’s report from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tax Relief Commission”:   

December 10, 2013
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