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Our Veterans Are in Our Hearts

When people express their feelings about Veterans Day, it’s not uncommon for them to end their messages with three words: no matter what. It’s a beautiful sentiment. No matter what our citizens are experiencing, no matter what adversity we’re facing,...

Remembering Fr. Lewis Brown And A Special Prayer He Shared

Our community has lost a dedicated and caring servant. Fr. Lewis Brown recently passed away, leaving a hole in the heart of our community. Those who knew Fr. Brown know the word “servant” described him well. He served God. He served his...

Palmesano Blasts Governor's Unworkable, Costly Executive Orders on BOE That Heap Costs on Local Taxpayers

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) hammered the governor's latest Executive Order mandating that county boards of elections send a mailing to all voters outlining all of the deadlines associated with absentee, early and in-person voting on...

Palmesano, Colleagues Write Letter to Administration Urging Relief for Farm Families on the Brink

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Minority colleagues in sending a letter to Gov. Cuomo, Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball and members of the Farm Laborers Wage Board urging them not to impose any new regulations...

Palmesano Seeks Help from Residents to Complete Census Count

The upcoming election is not the only important opportunity for Americans to fulfill their civic obligations and participate in government. It might not generate as many headlines, but the Census is an extremely important process that carries more ramifications...

Palmesano Slams Commissioner Zucker For Not Appearing at Upstate Nursing Home Virtual Hearing

“The actions of Commissioner Zucker, or lack thereof, are once again unfortunate and unacceptable. Last week, he was not prepared to testify and answer questions. His lack of transparency and choosing to leave early without answering all the questions...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Cuomo Administration to Exempt Workers from Pennsylvania, Other Neighboring States

Elmira, N.Y. — A group of Southern Tier and Western New York lawmakers are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide an exemption for workers who live in Pennsylvania but work in New York from potentially being included in the governor's COVID-19...

Palmesano Responds to Commissioner Zucker's Limited, Evasive Testimony at Hearing on Covid-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

“It is unfortunate and completely unacceptable that the commissioner of health, who is responsible for what happens in our nursing homes and hospitals, chose to cut short his time before the Legislature during yesterday's hearing. This action...

O'Mara, Friend and Palmesano Call on Cuomo to Stop Delaying Payments to Nonprofit Organizations

Elmira, N.Y. — After hearing reports from regional and statewide nonprofit agencies and organizations that New York State is delaying state contracts and payments, Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats)...

Assembly Minority: NY Majority Attempting To Reverse Public Referendum in Favor of Self-Preservation

The New York State Assembly Minority Conference today criticized their Majority colleagues for their decision to cast aside a public referendum and eliminate any shred of equal representation on the Independent Redistricting Commission. In 2014,...
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