O'Mara encourages local input on '2013 economic and fiscal survey'

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats), a new member of the Senate Finance Committee which today began a series of public hearings on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2013-14 proposed state budget, has launched an online "2013 Economic & Fiscal Survey" that invites area residents to share their views on several of the key economic and fiscal challenges facing New York this year.

O'Mara's survey can currently be found on his Senate website, www.omara.nysenate.gov (click on the "2013 Economic & Fiscal Survey" icon in the left-hand column on the home page).

The second-term state senator said the new online survey offers an opportunity for local constituents to share their own views and suggestions on this year's state budget.

"This online survey provides another avenue to encourage local input on several of the key economic and fiscal challenges facing our region and the state as a whole in 2013. 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).

O'Mara said that the public budget hearings being conducted by the Legislature's fiscal committees – the Finance Committee in the Senate, and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee – can be viewed online through the following Senate website: http://www.nysenate.gov/calendar/live