Press Releases

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...

Palmesano Joins Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Caucus

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has joined the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. The caucus is a bipartisan organization of Assembly and Senate members who work to promote awareness of and protect the interests of sportsmen statewide. Palmesano...

Palmesano Organizing Agriculture Task Force

In an effort to focus on agricultural issues of importance to Steuben and Yates county residents and keep an open dialogue with area farmers, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) is organizing an agriculture task force to advise him and actively...

Palmesano Announces Breast Cancer Prevention Campaign

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

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

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano yesterday voted in favor of a resolution in the state Assembly proclaiming April 2011 as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month in New York. The resolution was unanimously adopted. “By proclaiming April Organ and...

Palmesano Announces Collegiate Scholarships

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

Palmesano Announces Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive

As part of a statewide program called Recruit NY, on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 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...

Budget Represents Tough Choices, Step In Right Direction

The Budget we passed last night reflects the difficult decisions we needed to make to address our state’s fiscal crisis. It’s not a perfect plan, but it is certainly a step in the right direction by avoiding new taxes and helping businesses...

Palmesano: Legislation A Misplaced Priority

As the state’s budget deadline looms less than a month away, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today criticized Albany’s priorities as new legislation was introduced which would place excessive and unnecessary fees on New York’s...

Palmesano Named To Rural Resources Commission

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) has been appointed to serve on a bipartisan commission that is tasked with preserving and protecting New York’s rural resources. The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is comprised of Minority...

Steuben LWV Sponsoring Students For ‘Inside Albany’ Trip

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently learned that students eager to learn about state government will have the opportunity to shadow their state representative through an innovative program sponsored by the League of Women Voters....

Governor’s Proposed Budget

“The governor’s budget proposal provides a starting point for reform and, in the days ahead, I will be working with my colleagues to closely examine the details of his plan,” remarked Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I - Corning), following...