Press Releases

Palmesano: Get Out The Vote For Watkins Glen As The Coolest Small Town In America

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is encouraging everyone in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions to get out the vote for Watkins Glen as the coolest small town in America. Last year, Hammondsport of Steuben County took home the honors....

Interlaken Secures Safe Routes To School Funding

INTERLAKEN – Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today announced that the Village of Interlaken has successfully secured Safe Routes to School program funding in the amount of $458,890, which will help improve walking and bicycle routes for...

Palmesano Joins O’Mara And Colleagues In Sponsoring Legislation To Spur Manufacturing Jobs In Southern Tier And Finger Lakes Regions

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) has joined fellow legislators in calling for bold action to spur manufacturing job growth in upstate New York by sponsoring legislation that would provide an unprecedented tax break for manufacturers. The...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues In Sponsoring Legislation To Halt The Overuse And Abuse Of The “Message Of Necessity” Rule Which Allows For Rushed Legislative Voting

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today stood with several of his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate in support of the NYS Government Transparency Act, which would limit the use of the “Message of Necessity” rule to cases...

Palmesano Alert: FASNY HELP Deadline Extended To February 15

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is sending an alert to members of volunteer fire departments and members of the community about an opportunity to receive tuition reimbursement through the Firemen’s Association of the State of New...

Palmesano Named Ranking Minority Member On Energy Committee

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has been tapped as the Ranking Minority Member on the Energy Committee for the upcoming legislative session. The Assembly Energy Committee has jurisdiction over legislation relating to energy availability...

Palmesano On The 2013 Budget Proposal

I am pleased that the Governor has proposed closing our state’s $1.3 billion budget deficit by controlling state spending and not raising taxes, especially in light of the fiscal implications of Hurricane Sandy. It is important that we send the...

Palmesano Alert: February 1st Deadline For FASNY HELP Fast Approaching

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is sending another reminder to members of volunteer fire departments and members of the community about an opportunity to receive tuition reimbursement through the Firemen’s Association of the State...

Palmesano: Rushed Gun Control Vote Without Public Input Or Review Is Disservice To Victims And Law-Abiding Citizens

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today cast his vote in opposition to legislation which was rushed through the Assembly and Senate without public hearings, review or input, while restricting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding...

Palmesano: Jobs, Mandate Relief And Education Funding Formula Must Be Top Priorities In 2013

Today, Governor Cuomo presented an ambitious agenda for the 2013 Legislative Session. I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues to address the challenges facing our state. I was encouraged by the Governor’s attention...

Assemblyman Palmesano Announces Tuition Reimbursement For Students/Members Of Volunteer Fire Departments

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is sending a reminder to members of volunteer fire departments and members of the community about an opportunity to receive tuition reimbursement through the Firemen’s Association of the State of...

Palmesano Praises Economic Development Councils

“Our regional economic development councils have done outstanding work to help us build these new economic development strategies. Their achievements have been second to none, as shown by being recognized as Best Plan awardees. They’ve secured...

Palmesano: Defeating Thruway Authority Toll Hike Is Win For Jobs, Small Businesses, Farmers, Manufacturers And Families

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today expressed his relief at the New York State Thruway Authority’s decision not to move forward with a proposed 45 percent toll increase on commercial vehicles. Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas...

Palmesano Strongly Opposes Thruway Toll Hike

CORNING - In a strongly-worded letter to New York State Thruway Authority officials, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I-Corning) chastised the agency for proposing a 45 percent toll hike for commercial vehicles at a time when New Yorkers are still reeling...

Legislation To Establish Steuben County Tax Abatement Program Signed Into Law

Corning, N.Y., August 22—Legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) to establish a real property tax abatement program in Steuben County has been signed into law by Governor...

Family, Friends, State and Local Leaders to Unveil ‘Sergeant Devin A. Snyder Memorial Highway’

The family and friends of the late U.S. Army Sergeant Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton will join state and local leaders and area veterans at a ceremony later today to officially designate a portion of I-390 in Steuben County as the “Sergeant Devin A....

NYS Department of Transportation Highlights Benefits of Route 15 Bridge Project In Steuben County Final Phase Establishing New Interstate Between New York and Pennsylvania

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced today that construction is underway on a $31 million project that will build six bridges on Route 15 in the Town of Lindley, Steuben County. This is the second and final...

Seneca Lake Scenic Byway Signed Into Law

Albany, N.Y., August 2—New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and State Senators Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Mike Nozzolio (R-C, Seneca Falls) announced today that legislation they sponsored to designate the...

‘Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway’ Signed Into Law By Governor

Albany, N.Y., July 3—Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning) to designate a portion of I-390 in Steuben County as the “Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway” has been...

Area State Lawmakers Support Legislation To Scrap ‘Ropes Law’

Albany, N.Y., June 25— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) have voted in favor of legislation, given final legislative approval, to eliminate the state’s...