Press Releases

Governor Reimagining Education Would Be a Nightmare for Our Kids

“During a press conference this week, the governor expressed skepticism about students returning to the classroom and wondered aloud whether it was a viable long-term option. He announced that he has tasked Bill Gates with “reimagining”...

Palmesano and Assembly Minority Conference Call for Federal and State Assistance to Support Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his Assembly Minority colleagues are calling for federal assistance to reimburse local governments for needed PPE purchased for volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) workers and volunteer firefighters.They’re...

Palmesano, Assembly Minority Conference Write Governor, Legislative Leaders Seeking Critical State Assistance for Family Farms

Yesterday, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his Assembly Minority colleagues sent a letter to the governor and Senate and Assembly leaders seeking much-needed state relief for the state’s agricultural industry. Farmers across the state...

Palmesano, Assembly Minority Conference Write Governor, Legislative Leaders Seeking Critical State Assistance for Family Farms - Letter

Palmesano, Minority Colleagues Petition President Trump, Senator Schumer for Much-Needed Agricultural Aid

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and his Assembly Minority colleagues sent a letter to President Trump, Sen. Schumer and top administration officials urging them to push Congress to authorize a new relief package to help the state’s agricultural...

State Budget Focuses on Unnecessary Policy-Laden Proposals and Plenty of Out-Of-Touch and Misplaced Priorities

The recently passed state budget should have been one that focused on providing a robust response to the coronavirus and providing relief to our families, small businesses and employees who have been crushed by this public health crisis. Instead, the...

Area State Lawmakers Urge Governor to Accept Federal Aid and Not Pass Medicaid Costs to Counties

Albany, N.Y., -- State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I) today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Majority leaders of the State Legislature to accept more than...

Palmesano Urges Governor and Legislative Colleagues to Not Include Partisan Policy in State Budget Negotiations

“We are struggling as a state and nation to deal with an unprecedented public health crisis with the coronavirus. We’re also facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis and a fast approaching April 1 state budget deadline. Alarmingly, Gov. Cuomo...

State Budget Should Be About Emergency Response and Funding Priorities, Not Controversial Policy Issues

Coronavirus is an unprecedented public health crisis. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with individuals and families who have been impacted by this crisis, especially those who have died, who are sick and all the dedicated healthcare professionals...

Palmesano Champions Emergency Relief for Small Businesses and Their Workers

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues this week in proposing an immediate and much-needed relief package for small businesses and workers who are being devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. “The “Small...

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. Each month,...

Statement from Assemblyman Phil Palmesano on the Passing of Former Congressman Amory “Amo” Houghton, Jr.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Houghton family for the loss of a great man who will be deeply missed. Amo’s contributions and imprint on our community, region, state and nation will be felt long beyond his years here. One of the...

Palmesano Critical of Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Needed Programs for Veterans

As budget negotiations between the administration, Assembly and Senate continue, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today is urging his legislative colleagues to join him in fighting to restore millions of dollars in cuts proposed by the governor...

State Legislators and Local Leaders: Local Roads and Bridges Need Greater State Investment

Albany, N.Y., March 4—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and a group of state Senators and members of the Assembly today joined a statewide coalition of county and town highway superintendents...

Palmesano Reminds Area Students and Families of Valuable Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is reminding area students and their families that the deadline to return applications for the annual New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarship program is quickly approaching. The...

Palmesano and Friend Meet With Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition Reality Check in Capitol

Recently, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) met with a group of young people from Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition (STTAC) and Reality Check in Albany. These students shared some important...

Bipartisan Palmesano Bill Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Passes Assembly Unanimously

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is pleased to announce that A.7915A, a bill that provides New Yorkers with an opportunity to register as organ and tissue donors when applying for or renewing a hunting, fishing or trapping license, recently...

Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity

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

Palmesano Welcomes Local Future Farmers of America to Albany

Recently, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) was pleased to welcome area students participating in the FFA program to Albany. The students were in Albany to participate in the FFA State Leaders Experience and met with Palmesano at his office in...

O’Mara and Palmesano Share Local Concerns over Governor Cuomo’s Proposed State Budget

Albany, N.Y., February 11—Local leaders from across New York State traveled to Albany this week for a meeting of the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) and to directly share their concerns with state legislators on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s...