Elmira, N.Y., February 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today reminded area residents that his “2016 Community, Jobs and Economy Survey” remains available online as an opportunity to share their views on some of the economic, fiscal and community challenges facing the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and all of New York State this year.
“This online survey provides another avenue to encourage local input on a number of the economic, fiscal and community challenges facing our region and the state as a whole in 2016. I’m always grateful for the input,” 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). “It’s not a scientific poll in any traditional sense, but it does offer meaningful and useful snapshots of some 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 at the Capitol.”
This year's survey offers an opportunity for local residents to share their own views and suggestions on private-sector job creation, government reform, education, public safety, transportation and health care. Specific topics addressed this year include raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour; unfunded state mandates; Common Core; Medicaid reform; the heroin crisis; public campaign financing; public corruption; local roads and bridges; and the economy and job creation.
O’Mara’s online survey, which he has offered to constituents since joining the Senate in 2011, can be found HERE.