Press Releases

Palmesano Announces Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive

As part of a statewide program called RecruitNY, many local fire departments are opening their doors to area residents so they can learn what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community. According to Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I –...

Budget Continues To Move New York Forward In The Right Direction, However, Still Much More Work To Do

“Overall, this year’s budget continues to take steps in the right direction and sends the right message to the private sector that we are serious about maintaining our fiscal discipline while focusing on economic development and job growth,...

Palmesano Announces Collegiate Scholarships

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today 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...

Legislature Reaches Key Agreements to Ensure Safety And Efficacy of Local Transportation Network

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today noted that the final 2012-2013 state budget will not close any of the 11 state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) regional offices. All of the regional DOT offices will remain open, including...

Palmesano Joins Local Sportsmen At “Sportsmen Awareness Day”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently joined with sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts from across New York at the Assembly Minority Conference’s Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day. At the event, organizations...

Friend and Palmesano Urge Attendance at Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day

Assemblymen Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) and Phil Palmesano (R, C, I – Corning) would like to encourage area hunters and outdoorsmen to attend the third annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day, to be held in the Legislative...

Palmesano and Friend Meet With Highway Superintendents

LOCAL ROADS MATTER — A statewide grassroots campaign calling for a stronger state commitment to local roads and bridges brought a contingent of more than 600 local highway superintendents and other transportation leaders to Albany last week. The...

Palmesano Meets With Local Students, Teachers And Administrators At State Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) met recently at the state Capitol with students, teachers and administrators from several area schools, including Hornell, Arkport, Avoca, Canaseraga and Canisteo-Greenwood. The group was in Albany to...

Palmesano Says State Government Paperwork Mandate Tying Hands of Local Business Owners

In an effort to eliminate job-killing and unnecessary burdens on employers, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation which would eliminate a state requirement on private sector businesses to produce...

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...