Press Releases

Palmesano Kicking Off “Go Blue” Cancer Awareness

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will help kick off the “Go Blue” campaign for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the Steuben County Cancer Services Program, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 in Pulteney Square Park, Bath. He will be cutting...

Palmesano Working To Cut Red Tape, Remove Costly And Unnecessary Burdens From Business

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has signed on to support legislation that will eliminate the requirement for private sector businesses to produce an annual notice requirement to every employee. The so-called Wage Theft Prevention...

Palmesano Announces Tuition Reimbursement For Volunteer Members of Fire Departments

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has announced that the deadline for tuition reimbursement for volunteer members of fire departments has been extended until February 15. In most areas of New York, particularly in our upstate, rural communities,...

Palmesano Responds to Governor’s Budget Presentation

Although the Governor’s budget recommendations signal the beginning of the negotiation process, I am pleased that he has acknowledged and included in his budget mandate relief, specifically citing the importance of addressing Medicaid and pensions,...

Palmesano Urges Cuomo to Include Vital Mandate Relief in Budget

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is once again calling on Governor Cuomo to include a significant mandate relief package for local governments and school districts in his executive budget proposal, which will be presented Jan. 17. Palmesano...

A Preview of the 2012-13 Budget/Legislative Session

On January 17, Governor Cuomo will present his Executive Budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. From my perspective, his budget should address several important issues which I have outlined below. First -- Job creation and economic development. We...

Palmesano Thanks Southern Tier, Finger Lakes Economic Development Councils’ Work

Following today’s announcement of funding awards for the state’s regional economic development councils, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) expressed his thanks to members of both the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes councils who worked...

Let's Continue To Remember Our Veterans, Servicemen And Women And Their Families Throughout The Holidays And Every Day

Our nation recently celebrated Veterans Day, as we rightfully paused to take a day to honor our veterans who have fought to protect us and the freedoms we cherish. I had the great privilege to participate in several of these events throughout Steuben...

Assemblyman Palmesano Honored By New York Farm Bureau With “Circle Of Friends” Award

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I - Corning) has been named to New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.” The designation is recognition of the assemblyman’s pro-agriculture voting record during the 2011 legislative session, in addition...

Trio Of Area Lawmakers Opposes DMV Move To Eliminate Eye Tests

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) today joined a chorus of opposition to a potential policy change by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that...

Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Palmesano Highlight Rural Legislation

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning), each following their first session on the Legislature’s 10-member Commission on Rural Resources, said today that several pieces of the commission’s...

Governor Okays Permanent Rifle Hunting Seasons In Area Counties

Legislation sponsored this legislative session by New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) to permanently authorize rifle hunting in Chemung, Schuyler,...

Statewide Veterans Protection Bill Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Palmesano Passes Assembly

Last year, during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively, Army Sergeants Anddy Moreno and Alvin Taylor were laid off by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In order to help prevent future occurrences such as this, Assemblyman...

Palmesano Supports Passage Of Small Business Development Legislation

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today announced the passage of legislation that will provide funding for small businesses and seed-stage businesses in order to spur substantial growth and job development that will generate economic activity...

Palmesano Calls For Mandate Relief

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today joined his Assembly Minority colleagues and local government officials and organizations, as well as Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties, and Tim Kremer,...

Ethics Reform Step In Right Direction

“While it’s not a perfect bill, the ethics reform that we passed today certainly represents a big improvement in bringing about more openness and transparency to the actions of elected officials. It is imperative that the legislature take the...

Palmesano Joins Legislative Aviation Caucus

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has joined the legislature’s New York State General Aviation Caucus. The caucus is comprised of a collection of over 100 state legislators who work together to protect and enhance the aviation industry...

Palmesano Supporting Legislation To Reduce Medicaid Fraud

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) is cosponsoring legislation that would reinstate pertinent Medicaid application requirements, including an initial face-to-face interview and use of a resource asset test. Both measures would enhance...

Area Legislators Introduce Legislation To Encourage Emergency Services Volunteers

Albany, N.Y., May 3—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning) have introduced legislation aimed at helping localities fend off potentially enormous future local property tax increases by offering...

Local Public Libraries Awarded State Grants

Albany, N.Y.—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 in Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties have...