Press Releases

Area Legislators Pay Tribute to South Seneca State Wrestling Champion

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Ovid, N.Y., June 2--State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) today joined the South Seneca Central School community to pay tribute to Caleb Sweet, who earlier this year captured the 145-pound Division II...

Palmesano Calls For Passage of Bill (A.1606/S.5506) to Make Sexual Assault of Correction Officers a Felony Offense; Thanks Brave Women Who Shared Their Harrowing Stories

Today, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) joined his colleagues on both sides of the aisle as well as correction officers and the executive team of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (NYSCOPBA) for a...

Palmesano May ‘Grant Action News’ Update

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) is sending his “May Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. Each month, the Assembly...

Highlighting Importance of Organ Donation and ‘National Donate Life Month’

As April winds down it is important to remember its significance as ‘National Donate Life Month.’ Since my first election back in 2010, raising awareness around organ donation has been a very personal issue to me and one of my top legislative priorities....

Palmesano Reminds Residents About Upcoming Annual Recruit NY Weekend

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) is reminding residents of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region that this upcoming weekend, April 22 and 23, is the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) annual recruitment drive for emergency...

Palmesano April ‘Grant Action News’ Update

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) is sending his “April Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. Each month, the...

Palmesano, Assembly Minority Colleagues Reveal Findings from Task Force on School Safety & Security

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues for a press conference on Thursday to reveal their legislative solutions to combat rising violence in schools. The solutions were put together by a Minority task force that...

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Application deadline is Monday, April 3, 2023 Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues, District Attorneys in Opposition to ‘Raise The Age’

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues and district attorneys from around the state for a press conference on Thursday opposing “Raise the Age” legislation. “Raise the Age” was enacted as part of the 2017-18...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues in Push For ‘Local Control, Not Hochul Control’

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) joined Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), his legislative colleagues and town supervisors from around the state in pushing against Gov. Hochul’s housing plan at a press conference on Monday. The governor’s...

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship program. Four scholarships will be awarded,...

CHIPS 2023 Letter with Summary of Signatures

Statement From Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Following a Tour with Assembly Minority Colleagues of Correctional Facilities on Rikers Island

"After touring Rikers Island yesterday with my Assembly colleagues and speaking with members of the New York City (NYC) Department of Corrections and NYC Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA), it is clear we must sound the alarm and have an...

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship program. Four scholarships will be awarded,...

Local Roads Are Essential’ Coalition: Local Roads and Bridges Across NY Deserve Stronger State Commitment

Albany, N.Y., March 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), and more than 70 state Senators and members of the Assembly today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders...

Palmesano Named American Red Cross ‘Legislator of The Year’

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The American Red Cross recently honored Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) as a 2023 New York state ‘Legislator of the Year.’ Nick Bond, CEO of the Western New York Region for the Red Cross, highlighted that Palmesano helped promote 256 blood...

Palmesano Rips Price Tag on Gov. Hochul’s State Budget Proposal

“Gov. Hochul said her budget would provide a safer, more affordable, more livable New York in the upcoming year. While this is a nice slogan, the details of her budget couldn’t be anything farther from that. The governor’s budget proposal sets a...

Palmesano Once Again Calls for Repeal of Halt Act

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) is once again renewing his urgent call for Gov. Hochul to repeal the HALT Act on the heels of a new report detailing the record-high increase of inmate-on-inmate and inmate-on-staff assaults in state prisons. At...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues, Crime Victims & Law Enforcement in Renewed Call for Increased Public Safety

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) joined his Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues, family members of crime victims, victims’ rights advocates and members of law enforcement for a press conference on Monday to call for increased public safety...

Palmesano Reappointed as Assistant Minority Leader; Announces Committee Assignments For 2023-24

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) was reappointed as Assistant Minority Leader of the Assembly Minority Conference for the 2023-24 Legislative Session. In addition to this role in leadership, Palmesano will serve as ranking Minority member on the...