Senator O'Mara reacts to Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed state budget

January 21, 2014

Albany, N.Y., January 21—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today highlighted key parts of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2015 state budget, including proposals to keep state government spending in check for the fourth consecutive year and launch an aggressive tax-cutting program aimed at creating upstate manufacturing  jobs. 

On the economic and fiscal reform fronts, several of the governor’s key proposals are in step with O’Mara’s own overriding priorities: upstate economic growth and community development, and overall state fiscal reform.  In particular, O’Mara has long promoted tax and regulatory relief as one way to spark a revitalization of Upstate New York’s manufacturing sector.   As the governor previously announced, his proposed budget includes a series of tax cuts aimed at upstate manufacturers and pledges a focus on regulatory reform.

“I’ve been saying it, and I’ll keep on saying it: New York government needs to stay focused, more than anything else, on taking action after action on long-term fiscal discipline, manufacturing job growth and eliminating the crushing burdens of mandates, regulations and taxes.  Let’s get this job done. For me, this is where it begins and ends. From building strong families to creating thriving, vibrant communities, all that we hope to accomplish for a secure and successful future starts with and depends on a strong and sustainable 21st-century Upstate economy. An aggressive commitment to the future of Upstate New York is priority number one,” said O’Mara.