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Senator O'Mara's online poll: Is Cuomo budget plan headed in right direction?

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Elmira) is giving residents of his 53rd Senate District an opportunity to weigh in on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2011-2012 proposed state budget through a new online poll. 

February 4, 2011
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First Step? Start Doing Away With Nation's Highest Property Tax Burden

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.

[Watch Senator O'Mara's remarks in support of the measure during debate in the Senate Chamber]

February 1, 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.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, 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'M

January 31, 2011
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Steuben County League of Women Voters Seeks Student Applicants

Albany, N.Y., January 27—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that the Steuben County League of Women Voters is currently accepting applications from area high school students interested in participating in the 11th  Annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State.

January 26, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's Online Poll: Is Senate on right track with new jobs plan?

Albany, N.Y., January 25—The State Senate has kicked off the 2011 legislative session with the approval of a new job creation and tax relief strategy being called the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act.”

January 25, 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.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, 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..."

January 24, 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's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It’s going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that’s one thing most Albany observers already agree on.   The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, 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.&

January 18, 2011
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New York State Remembers the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial Observance website.

January 16, 2011
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Governor takes it to the people, online poll asks: Is Governor moving state in the right direction?

Albany, N.Y., January 14—As Governor Andrew Cuomo embarked on a statewide tour this week to keep the public informed about many of the initiatives he outlined in his recent State of the State message, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is giving 53rd Senate District residents an opportunity to share their own opinions on the governor's agenda.

January 14, 2011
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Senator O'Mara encourages direct input on Governor's Medicaid redesign initiative

Albany, N.Y., January 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is encouraging  area taxpayers, local leaders, and health care professionals to take advantage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s invitation to provide direct input on reforming New York’s system of Medicaid.

January 13, 2011
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Senate gavels in new session with committee assignments, Senator O'Mara assigned key posts

Albany, N.Y., January 11—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named chairman of the Senate Elections Committee by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Long Island).

January 11, 2011
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O'Mara welcomes governor's focus on Medicaid, touts local reform actions (Updated, January 10)

Albany, N.Y., January 6— In a letter today to Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) welcomed the governor’s emphasis on Medicaid reform, offered the area’s cooperation in bringing about a long-overdue  restructuring of the system, and pointed to local efforts that have already been successful and could potentially serve

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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O'Mara: Fiscal crisis, upstate economy, property tax relief must top 2011 agenda

[In the photo above, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administers the Oath of Office in the historic Senate chamber.

January 5, 2011
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Senator O'Mara takes the Oath of Office to begin his first term

Elmira, N.Y., January 2--At a swearing-in ceremony involving family and friends, together with a number of area colleagues, other local leaders, and supporters, Senator O'Mara took the Oath of Office to begin his first term representing New York's 53rd Senate District.

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January 4, 2011
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Access to State and Local Government

New York government is comprised of numerous state agencies, boards and commissions that implement a broad range of programs and services-- programs and services that impact and can benefit our lives in many ways. So I’ve always believed that my No. 1 responsibility is to provide as much information and facilitate as much access as I possibly can to what’s available.

December 29, 2010
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