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Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Step outside and grow the economy'

Among numerous other designations, the month of June is recognized as National Great Outdoors Month. It is worth some attention here in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. At a time when we need to stay in pursuit of every possible ray of hope, it is one bright spot in an otherwise cloudy and unsettled economic future.
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NYS Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano honor Corning-Painted Post State Champion athletes from the fall and winter seasons

CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano honored the Corning Boys Cross Country team and four individual athletes on Wednesday for earning State Championship titles in the fall and winter seasons. Palmesano and O'Mara presented the athletes with state proclamations as well as...
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Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Taking back New York more urgent than ever'

To kick off the 2022 session of the State Legislature – one that we believed represented one of the truly pivotal sessions in modern history, with New York at a crossroads in so many areas – the Senate Republican Conference put forth a comprehensive set of goals to help rebuild and strengthen local and state economies, focus on the financial challenges facing many middle-class families and small business owners, and make public safety a top priority.
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YOUR TURN: Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops'

From Arlington and Gettysburg to Woodlawn and Bath and hundreds of other national veterans’ cemeteries and monuments across this land, Americans gathered once again to observe Memorial Day. The nation’s long-standing Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in the nation’s capital is highlighted by a wreath-laying ceremony at...
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Jacobs Endorsed by NYS Senator Tom O’Mara

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is announcing he has been endorsed by New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (SD-58) for the newly drawn 23rd congressional district. “I had the honor of serving with Chris in the New York State Senate. He is a strong, fiscally...
ERIE COUNTY, NY
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Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'What’s on the minds of New Yorkers? Law and order'

The latest Siena College poll pegged the issues foremost on the minds of New York’s voters heading into the November elections. Not surprisingly crime emerged as the top concern in a poll released last week, identified by more than 24% of respondents. A combination of economic issues were also high on the list.
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Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Carrying out an envisioned commitment to water quality'

When I served as chair of the state Senate Environmental Conservation Committee from 2015 to 2018, one of the most significant accomplishments during that time – one that’s still paying benefits to local communities, in fact – was the creation of what was known as the “Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015.”
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YOUR TURN/Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'A billion reminders of what’s missing in state government'

It’s expected that a new state budget will be adopted by the end of this week – and that this new budget will be the state’s largest-ever spending plan. New York’s current budget exceeded the $200-billion mark for the first time. In late January, Governor Hochul unveiled a proposed 2022-2023 Executive Budget to increase the current budget to $216 billion. Following negotiations with the big-spending Democrat majorities in the Legislature – each of whom recently put forth “one-house” budget resolutions that would push this year’s final budget even higher to somewhere in the neighborhood of $225 billion – the upcoming budget is about to soar into the stratosphere of state budgets now and well into the future.
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Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Local roads are essential'

Local roads are essential. That was one of the key messages being sounded at the State Capitol last week when Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and I, for the tenth consecutive year, were joined by legislative colleagues and local roads advocates from across New York to once again highlight the fundamental importance of a stronger state commitment to local roads, bridges, and culverts.
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MY TURN/Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'A state that remains under too much Albany control'

From agriculture to wearing masks, New York continues to be a state under the control of extreme executive order, without legislative checks and balances, and ignoring the dire need for local decision-making. It has been unending over the past two years of this ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery. Last week,...
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MY TURN: Sen. Tom O'Mara: Is a spending spree what N.Y. State really needs?

As anticipated and as I predicted in an earlier column, “billions” is now the defining word of the upcoming state budget due to be enacted by April 1. In fact, I have never heard a governor so free and easy with the use of the word billions as Governor Kathy Hochul was when she presented her proposed 2022-2023 New York State budget early last week.
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MY TURN/Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Take Back New York sets the stage for 2022'

To kick off the 2022 session of the State Legislature – one that I believe represents one of the truly pivotal sessions in modern history, with New York at a crossroads in so many areas – my colleagues and I in the Senate Republican Conference have put forth a comprehensive set of goals to help grow local and state economies, focus on the financial challenges facing many middle-class families and small business owners, and make public safety an urgent priority.
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