Press Releases

Palmesano May ‘Grants Action News’ Update

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending his “May Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. Each...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues Introducing Veterans’ Pandemic Relief Package

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined Joseph Chenelly, AMVETS National Executive Director, Assemblyman Jake Ashby, Minority Ranker on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Assemblyman Ed Ra, Minority Ranker on the Ways and Means Committee and other...

‘Local Roads Are Essential’ Coalition Calls For Greater State Investment in Local Roads and Bridges Across NY

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Albany, N.Y., March 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), and more than 60 state Senators and members of the Assembly today joined the call from county and town highway superintendents...

‘Local Roads Are Essential’ Coalition Calls For Greater State Investment in Local Roads and Bridges Across NY - Letter

Palmesano March ‘Grants Action News’ Update

 Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending his “March Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities....

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship program.Four scholarships will be awarded,...

Palmesano: Assembly Minority Offers Amendment to End School Mask Mandate; Assembly Majority Rejects Proposal

“Last night I was proud to join my Assembly Minority colleagues in support of an amendment that would have ended the school mask mandate and restored legislative authority and checks and balances to our state government. New Yorkers around the state...

Palmesano Joins Agriculture Industry Leaders and Farmers In Albany To Continue Push Against Reckless Wage Board Recommendation That Will Devastate Family Farms

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Minority colleagues on Tuesday to once again call on Gov. Hochul and Labor Commissioner Reardon to not adhere to the Wage Board’s recommendation of lowering the overtime threshold from 60 to...

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship program.Four scholarships will be awarded,...

Palmesano: Fate Of The Family Farm Rests In Gov. Hochul’s Hands

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Minority colleagues in both the Assembly and Senate sending a letter, spearheaded by Assembly Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), to Gov. Hochul and Labor Commissioner...

Palmesano Gov Hochul Oppose Wage Board Recommendation

Palmesano Responds to Gov. Hochul’s Mask Announcement

“The governor’s decision today to end her indoor mask mandate is welcome news and long overdue but does not go nearly far enough. Continuing to mask our school children makes little-to-no sense as our businesses are allowed to unmask....

Assembly Minority Questions Hochul, DOH Commissioner on Proposals to Make Temporary Covid Regulations Permanent

During today’s Joint Legislative Budget Hearing and in a letter to Gov. Hochul, Assembly Minority blasted the administration for continuing to force mask mandates onto New Yorkers as COVID rates retreat and neighboring states roll back requirements....

Palmesano Applauds Work Of Assembly Minority Task Force

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference recently unveiled the final report of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Learning for Work. The report introduces the Conference’s ‘Learning...

Palmesano: No Farms, No Food

“Gov. Hochul and this reckless decision by her wage board will be responsible for the destruction of the family farm in New York State if she and her labor commissioner do not reject this disastrous decision. Over 98% of the farms in our state are...

Palmesano: Inflation Is A Tax On Every New Yorker

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues, NFIB New York State Director Ashley Ranslow, restaurant owner Mike Maloney and President of the Northeast Retail Lumber Association Rita Ferris on Monday to continue advocating...

Regional Lawmakers Again Urge Governor To Provide State Flood Relief Aid To Steuben County Flood Victims

Corning, N.Y., January 19—In the wake of yet another denial by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal aid to individual local flooding victims, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes...

Palmesano Responds To Gov. Hochul’s 2022-23 Executive Budget

“The governor’s $216.3 billion Executive Budget is just the beginning of this process, and I look forward to the upcoming legislative budget hearings to more closely examine the proposal and get more specific details and answers regarding...

Palmesano Joins Law Enforcement Professionals, Legislative Colleagues To Call For Greater Public Safety Measures

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, members of the Minority Conferences and law enforcement professionals on Tuesday to advocate for greater public safety measures....

Palmesano Reacts To 2022 State Of The State

“Gov. Hochul delivered the annual State of the State Address today.I hope for and expect more specific details about her agenda when she presents her Executive Budget proposal later this month. Unfortunately, many issues plaguing our communities...