Press Releases

Palmesano July ‘Grants Action News’ Update

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending his “July 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...

O’Mara and Palmesano: One Week To Go! Keep Voting for WGI as America’s ‘Best NASCAR Track’

Watkins Glen, N.Y., June 28—With one week to go in the voting, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are reminding area residents to keep voting for Watkins Glen International (WGI) in USA...

Palmesano: Mask Confusion from Governor and State Agencies Inexcusable; We Need to Unmask Our Children

“Gov. Cuomo and the state agencies he oversees have only provided confusion and chaos rather than clarity when it comes to children wearing masks in school. Last Friday, Health Commissioner Zucker wrote a letter to the CDC saying children in New...

Palmesano Joins Colleagues to Back the ‘Restore Order Anti-Crime Initiative’

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Minority Conference colleagues in the rollout of the ‘Restore Order Anti-Crime Initiative’. Assembly Minority members are presenting this plan at a time when violence has risen across New...

Palmesano Praises Designation of Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery as New York State’s First State Veterans’ Cemetery

“It is great to learn that the governor’s Oversight and Selection Committee unanimously selected the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, New York, Seneca County, as the state’s first veterans’ cemetery. Thank...

Statement from Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Regarding Gov. Cuomo’s Profits from Book Deal

“Today it was released to the public that Gov. Cuomo made over $5 million on his book promoting his so-called “leadership” that was written in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.This is outrageous and completely unacceptable. Gov. Cuomo...

Assemblyman Palmesano, Assembly Minority Conference Introduce Bill Requiring a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), the Minority Conference’s Ranking Member on the Energy Committee, and his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference have introduced legislation to direct the Public Service Commission to conduct a...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices

Elmira, N.Y. —State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C-Olean), and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today sent...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices - Letter

Palmesano Speaks on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness in Conjunction with ‘National Donate Life Month’

Editor’s Note: See attached Assembly floor speech (https://youtu.be/2KD91dVLbMY)Last week, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) gave an impassioned speech on the Assembly floor to explain the importance of ‘National Donate Life Month’....

O’Mara, Palmesano: Increased Funding for Local Roads and Bridges in State Budget Long Overdue

Elmira, N.Y., April 16—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today said that the newly enacted 2021-2022 New York State budget provides significantly increased state support for local roads,...

Area State Legislators Renew Call to Reopen Schools

Elmira — State lawmakers from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions today renewed their call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to give the go-ahead to allow all schools to return to full-time, in-person classroom instruction.The move has also...

Palmesano April ‘Grants Action News’ Update

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-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....

Palmesano Once Again Joins Colleagues to Criticize Governor for Extending Arbitrary Mandates on Bars and Restaurants

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) once again joined his Minority Conference colleagues to push back on the governor extending mandates and curfews on bars and restaurants. Every member of the Minority Conference wrote to Majority member leadership...

Palmesano Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Approving Bill Limiting Use of Special Housing Units to Segregate Violent and Dangerous Inmates

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Cuomo made an already dangerous, ‘powder keg’ environment inside our correctional facilities even more volatile for staff and inmates. Gov. Cuomo, Wednesday, signed into law Assembly Bill 2277, which will limit...

Palmesano Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Approving Bill Limiting Use of Special Housing Units to Segregate Violent and Dangerous Inmates - Letter

End the Arbitrary Mandates on Our Restaurants and Bars

“Today, I joined my Minority Conference colleagues in the Assembly and Senate to call for an end to the arbitrary mandates that continue to crush our small businesses, particularly our local restaurants and bars. Last week, the governor lifted the...

Palmesano March ‘Grants Action News’ Update

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

Palmesano Again Urging Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers Be Removed

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences to call, once again, for the governor’s emergency powers to be revoked.“After numerous pleas and attempts to remove the governor’s...

Southern Tier and Finger Lakes State Representatives Urge State to Update Guidelines on Performing Arts Education Based on New Scientific Recommendations

Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Sen. Fred Akshar (R,C,I,Rfm) and Assembly members Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flatts), Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) and Joseph Angelino (R,C,I-Norwich) issued a letter to...