Press Releases

State Legislature Approves Designation Of ‘Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway’

Albany, N.Y., June 21—The New York State Legislature has unanimously approved 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...

Palmesano Welcomes Local Veterans To Women Veterans’ Recognition Day

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed two local women veterans to Albany as part of Women Veterans’ Recognition Day. Amy E. Kelly, a resident of Bath, served 15 years in the Air Force and is an accredited service...

Palmesano Announces Passage Of Farm Brewery License Bill

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today announced the passage of legislation (Assembly Bill 10694) that will create a farm brewery license and promote New York State-grown ingredients. The license would allow an individual to operate a...

Palmesano Announces The Passage Of Lauren’s Law

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today announced the passage of “Lauren’s Law,” Assembly Bill 10039-B. The bill, sponsored by Palmesano, is expected to pass the Senate as well. Palmesano, an organ donor, noted that the...

Assemblyman Palmesano Celebrates Dairy Day

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today joined his Assembly Minority colleagues in celebrating their annual Dairy Day event in Albany’s Legislative Office Building. New York has more than 5,700 dairy farms, and their 610,000 milk...

Palmesano To Kick Off 2012 Summer Reading Challenge By Hosting Ice Cream Party For Erwin Valley Elementary School, Winners Of 2011 Challenge

Approximately 450 students at the Erwin Valley Elementary School will be treated to an ice cream party Friday, compliments of Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning), who is rewarding the students for the highest participation rate in the assemblyman’s...

Palmesano Leading The Fight Against Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today helped pass legislation that will ban synthetic cannabinoids, a dangerous drug that has emerged to pose a serious threat to the public health. These drugs are marked as “legal” and consist...

Palmesano Welcomes Local Fire Chiefs To Albany

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Corning City Fire Chief John Tighe and Hornell City Fire Chief Dan Smith to the state Capitol. The chiefs were at the Capitol as part of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs’...

Minimum Wage Bill Bad for Small Business and Family Farms

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today voted against Assembly Bill 9148, a job-killing mandate that would increase costs for job creators by more than $2,900 per minimum wage earning employee, [i]. The bill will raise the minimum wage...

Palmesano Honors Local Seniors During “New York State Senior Citizens’ Day 2012”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently honored two local Yates County men for their service to their communities. John Moeller and William “Bill” Warmuth, Sr. were both honored as part of New York State Senior Citizens’...

Local Public Libraries Awarded State Grants

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R, Big Flats) announced today that public libraries throughout Chemung and Steuben counties have been awarded state library...

Palmesano Announces Breast Cancer Prevention Campaign

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is joining with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to encourage women to get mammograms. "While...

Palmesano Signs On To Anti-Cyberbullying Bill

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today joined his colleagues at a joint press conference held by state Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C – East Patchogue) to unveil the Internet Protection Act...

Assemblyman Palmesano Meets With Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the United States Military Academy, on West Point Day at The State Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently met with Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the United States Military Academy, on West Point Day at the state Capitol. Trainor was accompanied by a group of cadets currently enrolled...

Palmesano Presents Bonnie Weber of The Southern Tier Library System With Legislative Resolution

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning), the Minority Ranker of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee, recently presented Bonnie Weber of the Southern Tier Library System with a resolution memorializing Governor Cuomo to...

Assemblyman Palmesano Helps Pass Resolution Proclaiming April Organ Donor Awareness Month In New York State

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano co-sponsored a resolution in the state Assembly proclaiming April as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month in New York. The resolution was unanimously adopted. "As someone who has seen firsthand a family member benefit...

Volunteer Emergency Service Providers – Protecting Our Rural Communities, Saving Us Money

The week of April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has continued to grow every year since, drawing increased support and recognition from officials and communities all across our country. National Volunteer...

Palmesano Announces Deadline for Collegiate Scholarships Fast Approaching

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their annual conference weekend. Two of...

Palmesano Welcomes Local Nursing Student Sarah Briggs To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Sarah Briggs, a Wayland resident and Hartwick College student, to the Assembly Floor. Sarah, who attends the Hartwick College Nursing Program, was visiting the Capitol and advocating...

Palmesano Welcomes Corning City School Board Member Barry Nicholson To Albany

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Barry Nicholson of the Corning City School District Board to the Assembly Floor. Mr. Nicholson was at the Capitol advocating on School Board Action Day.