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Emergency Services Volunteer Incentive Act

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning) have introduced legislation aimed at helping localities fend off potentially enormous future local property tax increases by offering incentives to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and other emergency services personnel.

May 4, 2011
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(Right)sizing It Up

The 2011-2012 state budget undeniably took some important steps in the direction of getting spending under control as the first step toward a more economically and fiscally strong New York.

Now what?  I say keep going.

May 2, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of May 2, 2011

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

May 2, 2011
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A victory for America

It’s a long-awaited, significant victory for America in the war against terrorism.  Most importantly, it’s a  meaningful opportunity for citizens locally and across the nation to honor the bravery, perseverance, service and sacrifice of our nation’s incredible servicemen and servicewomen.  And as we do, our thoughts and prayers, approaching the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, remain with the families of the victims of that terrible day.

May 2, 2011
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O'Mara: keep going with crackdown on government waste

Albany, N.Y., April 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) responded to today’s news reports that the Cuomo administration is uncovering “massive waste” in New York government by urging the administration to keep leading the way on turning the page on the state’s fiscal practices.

April 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Elections Senator Thomas O'Mara, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, May 2, 2011 Room 813 LOB

May 2, 1:00 PM - 1:13 PM
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O'Mara legislation seeks to combat Medicaid fraud, other abuses

Albany, N.Y., April 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) is sponsoring legislation in the Senate (S.4614) to reimburse counties for the cost of purchasing cutting-edge computer software that could help pinpoint cases of Medicaid fraud and other abuses of the system and potentially save state and local taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

April 28, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

April 25, 2011
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Capitol Students

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) was joined at the Capitol recently by two area high school students who were among 30 students from across the state participating in the 11th Annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State (LOWV).

[Read more in the Corning Leader, see attached file below]

April 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

April 19, 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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Capitol Students

Albany, N.Y., April 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) was joined at the Capitol this week by two area high school students who were among 30 students from across the state participating in the 11th Annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State (LOWV).

The conference took place from April 10-13. 

April 13, 2011
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April 13, 2011
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New York's not all big cities

The joint, bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has long been noted as a voice of rural New York within the state Legislature.

That's important at a time when New York government has become increasingly dominated by urban-oriented, mostly downstate legislative leaders.    

April 13, 2011
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O'Mara appointed to Rural Resources Commission

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that he has been appointed as one of five senators who will serve on the joint, bipartisan Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources.

O’Mara’s appointment was made by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

April 13, 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's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

April 11, 2011
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Senator O'Mara praises volunteer recruitment efforts planned for National Volunteer Week

Albany, N.Y., April 6—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that a number of the region’s volunteer fire departments will hold Open Houses this weekend as part of “Recruit NY,” a statewide initiative sponsored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the state Association of Fire Chiefs and others to encourage the recruitment of local volunteer firefighters and EMTs.

April 6, 2011
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New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

 

Albany, N.Y., April 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that he’s currently seeking nominations for the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame, an online tribute to the military and civilian lives of distinguished veterans from across New York State.

April 5, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's column "From the Capitol..." for the week of April 4th

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers agree on, and we've already seen it with the recent adoption of this year's state budget.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

April 4, 2011
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