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O'Mara says governor's address sets stage for another productive session, but mandate relief needs more attention

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.

January 4, 2012
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O'Mara: Do you agree state should begin Medicaid takeover in 2012?

Albany, N.Y., January 3—On the eve of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s second State of the State Message to the Legislature tomorrow, the official kickoff to the 2102 legislative session, state Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) is giving area residents an opportunity to weigh in on one of this year’s key debates: whether New York should begin a plan to take over the local cost of Medicaid and alleviate counties of their single-largest state-mandated expense.

January 3, 2012
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January 3, 2012
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2012 Session: Round Two?

The 2012 legislative session gets underway this Wednesday.  Here's looking ahead to a new year that picks up where we left off in 2011 -- especially with an ongoing commitment to actions speaking louder than words.

  

January 3, 2012
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2012 legislative session begins Wednesday

The 2012 legislative session begins this Wednesday, January 4th, when Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his second State of the State message to the Legislature.

Here’s one look ahead…

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a safe and successful, meaningful and memorable New Year!

December 31, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 26, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

December 27, 2011
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My very best wishes to all of you throughout this holiday season

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

                            

December 22, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 19, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

December 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara holding community meeting later today in Newfield

Newfield, N.Y., December 19—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents that he will hold a community meeting later today in the town of Newfield (Tompkins County).

Today's meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Newfield Town Hall (166  Main Street).

December 19, 2011
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Rural Resources Commission unveils second edition of 'Rural Futures'

Albany, N.Y., December 19—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), who earlier this year was appointed to serve as one of 10 state legislators on the joint, bipartisan  Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources, announced today that the commission's second edition of "Rural Futures" is currently available on his Senate website.

December 19, 2011
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Medicaid Redesign Team meeting today in Albany -- watch live beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Cuomo administration's Medicaid Redesign Team meets again today in Albany to report on its recommendations for reforming New York State's system of Medicaid.

Watch a live webcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. (and scheduled to conclude at 4:00 p.m.)

December 13, 2011
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Friend holding community meeting in Horseheads later today

Horseheads, N.Y., December 12—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) today reminded area residents that they will hold a community meeting later today in the village of Horseheads (Chemung County).

Today’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Horseheads Village Fire Department (134 N. Main Street).

December 12, 2011
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O'Mara: Regional councils will continue to develop plans, compete for jobs and economic development

Elmira, N.Y., December 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C-I, Big Flats) released the following statement after today’s announcement that the Southern Tier region will be awarded $49.4 million and the Finger Lakes region $68.8 million under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Regional Economic Development Council” initiative:

December 8, 2011
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor -- December 7, 1941 -- with editorial reflections 

from the New York Times

December 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Palmesano to hold community meeting in Penn Yan later today

Penn Yan, N.Y., December 5—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) will hold a community meeting in Penn Yan (Yates County) on Monday, December 5, 2011.

Today’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Penn Yan Village Hall (111 Elm Street).

December 5, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 5, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

December 5, 2011
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DEC extends public comment period on the future of the Marcellus Shale

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced yesterday that the comment period for the public to weigh in on the future of the Marcellus Shale until January 11, 2012.

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December 1, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 28, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 28, 2011
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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of the families, residents and communities of the 53rd Senate District, my very best wishes for a safe and meaningful Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

NYS Senator Thomas F. O'Mara, 53rd District

November 23, 2011
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