Tag: Tom O’Mara

INVESTIGATION: Statewide nursing home company lobbied crucial legislation during the summer peak of crippling COVID-19 pandemic

INVESTIGATION: What role did lobbying play in preventing critical nursing home bills from getting through legislature?

“In today’s regulatory environment, health care providers are forced to navigate within a labyrinth of complex governmental regulations, and one wrong can carry drastic consequences.” The coronavirus pandemic clamped down on Albany last summer, bringing most policymaking and lobbying to a halt ... MORE
Ranking lawmaker calls for fairer spending on Upstate roads and bridg

Ranking lawmaker calls for fairer spending on Upstate roads and bridges

New York State Senator Tom O’Mara used his recent appointment as ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee to express the need for more funding of local roads and bridges. In particular, Upstate-Downstate spending parity on bridges and roads. He says infrastructure ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke says there are enough votes to cut deficit in 58th District (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke says there are enough votes to cut deficit in 58th District (podcast)

On Wednesday, Leslie Danks Burke said that she was not conceding in the State Senate race shaping up in the 58th District. It includes a chunk of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. After Election Day there were more than 33,000 ballots ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

Leslie Danks Burke is running for New York State Senate in the 58th District again. It's not the first time, but she says challenging incumbent Republican Tom O'Mara was necessary. "We need our elected leaders to lead, and they need to have ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)

Senator Tom O’Mara has represented the 58th District of New York since 2010. A decade later he’s still energetic about the community he serves. Earlier this week we caught up with Democrat Leslie Danks Burke, as part of our spotlight on the ... MORE
PASSING OF A CHAMPION: Mourning the loss of Yates Co. Chamber CEO Mike Linehan

PASSING OF A CHAMPION: Mourning the loss of Yates Co. Chamber CEO Mike Linehan

Source: FL Daily News Impact beyond words. One of Yates County’s greatest champions. Mike Linehan, longtime president and CEO of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce died unexpectedly on Wednesday. By all accounts, not only was his life and career cut short ... MORE