Elmira, N.Y., February 10—As the state Legislature’s fiscal committees this week continue a series of public hearings on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020-2021 proposed state budget, Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) reminded areas residents that an online “2020 Community and Legislative Survey” provides an opportunity to share their views on a range of regional and statewide issues.
O’Mara launched his annual survey in early January following Cuomo’s State of the State message to the Legislature.
“It’s information gathering time at the Capitol and this annual online survey provides another avenue to encourage local input on key challenges facing our region and the state as a whole in 2020,” said O’Mara, whose 58th Senate District includes all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and part of Tompkins County (the city of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Ithaca, Newfield, and Ulysses).
O’Mara’s survey, which he has offered to constituents since first being elected to the Senate, can be found on his website, www.omara.nysenate.gov (scroll down the home page and click on the “2020 Community and Legislative Survey” banner).
The survey offers an opportunity for local residents to share their own views and suggestions on private-sector job creation, government reform, state fiscal policies including taxes and spending, mandate relief, education, public safety, transportation, health care, and additional issues including the state’s controversial new “No Bail” law.
“This annual survey helps provide meaningful and useful snapshots of what’s on the minds of area residents paying attention to state government and willing to give some thought to the choices being debated and decided in Albany,” said O’Mara.
To participate in the survey, click HERE.