Press Releases

Palmesano Leading The Fight Against Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today helped pass legislation that will ban synthetic cannabinoids, a dangerous drug that has emerged to pose a serious threat to the public health. These drugs are marked as “legal” and consist of plant...

Palmesano Welcomes Local Fire Chiefs To Albany

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Corning City Fire Chief John Tighe and Hornell City Fire Chief Dan Smith to the state Capitol. The chiefs were at the Capitol as part of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs’...

Minimum Wage Bill Bad for Small Business and Family Farms

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today voted against Assembly Bill 9148, a job-killing mandate that would increase costs for job creators by more than $2,900 per minimum wage earning employee, [i]. The bill will raise the minimum wage from...

Palmesano Honors Local Seniors During “New York State Senior Citizens’ Day 2012”

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently honored two local Yates County men for their service to their communities. John Moeller and William “Bill” Warmuth, Sr. were both honored as part of New York State Senior Citizens’ Day 2012...

Local Public Libraries Awarded State Grants

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 throughout Chemung and Steuben counties have been awarded state library construction...

Palmesano Announces Breast Cancer Prevention Campaign

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

Palmesano Signs On To Anti-Cyberbullying Bill

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today joined his colleagues at a joint press conference held by state Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C – East Patchogue) to unveil the Internet Protection Act (A.8688M/S.6779)....

Assemblyman Palmesano Meets With Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the United States Military Academy, on West Point Day at The State Capitol

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently met with Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the United States Military Academy, on West Point Day at the state Capitol. Trainor was accompanied by a group of cadets currently enrolled at...

Palmesano Presents Bonnie Weber of The Southern Tier Library System With Legislative Resolution

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning), the Minority Ranker of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee, recently presented Bonnie Weber of the Southern Tier Library System with a resolution memorializing Governor Cuomo to proclaim...

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

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano co-sponsored a resolution in the state Assembly proclaiming April as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month in New York. The resolution was unanimously adopted. "As someone who has seen firsthand a family member benefit from...

Volunteer Emergency Service Providers – Protecting Our Rural Communities, Saving Us Money

The week of April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has continued to grow every year since, drawing increased support and recognition from officials and communities all across our country. National Volunteer...

Palmesano Announces Deadline for Collegiate Scholarships Fast Approaching

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

Palmesano Welcomes Local Nursing Student Sarah Briggs To Capitol

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Sarah Briggs, a Wayland resident and Hartwick College student, to the Assembly Floor. Sarah, who attends the Hartwick College Nursing Program, was visiting the Capitol and advocating on...

Palmesano Welcomes Corning City School Board Member Barry Nicholson To Albany

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed Barry Nicholson of the Corning City School District Board to the Assembly Floor. Mr. Nicholson was at the Capitol advocating on School Board Action Day.

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 the...

Palmesano Joins Local Sportsmen At “Sportsmen Awareness Day”

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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...