Watch Senator O'Mara's reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo's 3rd State of the State Address

January 09, 2013

Albany, N.Y., January 9— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) said today that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s third State of the State message to the Legislature focuses on the “overriding challenges of our time.”

Following the governor’s message, O’Mara said, “Governor Cuomo zeroes in on the overriding challenges of our time, including and especially the decline of the upstate economy.  We have to confront a weak economy that’s not producing enough jobs or generating enough confidence or optimism throughout the upstate business community, and a tax burden that still makes it hard to make ends meet in New York State. I agree with Governor Cuomo’s ongoing focus on jobs and creating a better business climate for our employers, and our workers and their families.  We especially need to keep doing better for upstate manufacturers and small businesses. We’re facing a plateful of tough issues and challenges in 2013.  But everything else that we hope to accomplish in the future depends on a strong and sustainable twenty-first century economy.”