New York State Senator Tom O’Mara has been reappointed as the Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee by Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt. On the first day of the 2023 legislative session at the Capitol, Ortt announced a series of key leadership posts within the Republican Conference, including O’Mara’s.
O’Mara has served as the top Republican on the powerful Finance Committee since 2021 and has been a strong advocate for responsible and effective state fiscal practices. The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the adoption of the state’s annual budget and setting the course for New York’s short- and long-term fiscal practices and responsibilities. O’Mara welcomed the ongoing assignment and said he looks forward to having a direct voice on the legislative committee most responsible for overseeing the adoption of the state’s annual budget and setting the course for New York’s short- and long-term fiscal practices and responsibilities.
Throughout his Senate service, O’Mara has been a strong voice in the State Legislature for more responsible and effective state fiscal practices. He has consistently pointed to high taxes, unrestrained spending, unfunded mandates, and overregulation as key obstacles to sustained economic growth and job creation throughout the Upstate region. O’Mara said he looks forward to continuing to work against these issues in order to promote a stronger and more affordable future for all New Yorkers.
“I appreciate Leader Ortt’s continued confidence in my commitment to representing our Republican Conference on the Finance Committee,” O’Mara said. “The Finance Committee directly impacts so many of the key issues facing our localities, from the future of farming and manufacturing to tax relief, regulatory reform, and overall Upstate job creation. I welcome the opportunity, at this critical time, for direct input on a range of policy areas that will decide the short- and long-term future and strength of our local communities and economies.”
In his role as Ranking Member on the Finance Committee, O’Mara said he will continue to fight against “out-of-control state spending” and prioritize lower taxes, economic growth, job creation, regulatory reform, and debt reduction. “We need to keep working against a New York State tax and regulatory mindset that puts our businesses and manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage, imposes red tape that strangles local economies, or prioritizes higher and higher spending, overtaxing, outrageous mandates, and burdensome overregulation,” O’Mara said.
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