Press Releases

Counties To See Significant Boost In State Support For Local Roads, Bridges

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning) said today that area counties will see significant increases in state support for local roads and bridges under the 2013-14 New York State budget being enacted this...

O’Mara, Palmesano Applaud Agreement To Boost Funding For Local Roads, Bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 21—Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), who in early March joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support...

Palmesano: We Made A Commitment To Our Troops

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) has joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in support of the Commitment to Military Education Act, a bill that Palmesano is co-sponsoring. The bill calls for SUNY and CUNY schools to reduce tuition costs for...

Palmesano: Extending Temporary Electricity Tax Sends Wrong Message To Businesses And Consumers

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), who is the Ranking Minority Member on the Energy Committee, today stood with Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I-Canandaigua), fellow Assembly Members and business leaders from the Business Council...

State Legislators, Local Leaders Say Local Roads And Bridges Shortchanged

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning),...

Palmesano To Governor: Proposal Does Not Reflect ‘Open For Business’

“This proposal will be devastating to small businesses,” said Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) in a strongly worded letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to reconsider a change to the sales tax benefit for local Industrial Development Agencies...

Palmesano Announces Launch Of New Facebook Page And Website Links

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today announced the launch of his new Facebook page, “Assemblyman Phil Palmesano,” and the addition of two new helpful links to his Assembly website: “Kids’ Page” and “About the Assembly and Capitol.”...

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 students...

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 of legitimate...

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 York...

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 right...

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 of...

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 citizens....

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 New York...

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 critical...

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...