Press Releases

Assemblymember Harry Bronson & Assemblymember Demond Meeks Announce a $750,000 Investment for Trillium Health to Expand Housing Access for Low-Income People Living with HIV in the Finger Lakes Region

Today Assemblymembers Harry Bronson (138) and Demond Meeks (137) hosted a press conference with Trillium Health to announce a $750,000 New York State investment in emergency housing assistance to expand housing access programs for low- income individuals...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Invests $750,000 for Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) to Continue their Work to Uplift Families Out of Poverty Through their Collective Unity Agenda

Today Assemblymember Harry Bronson was joined by RMAPI Executive Director, Aqua Porter, Assemblyman Demond Meeks and Assemblymember Jen Lunsford to announce a $750,000 investment for RMAPI, which was made at the request of the Greater Rochester Majority...

University of Rochester and UAlbany Launch New Center of Excellence in RNA Research

Albany & Rochester, NY – The University of Rochester and University at Albany are partnering on a new Center of Excellence in RNA Research and Therapeutics focused on developing RNA-based therapies and training the next generation of New York’s biotechnology...

Greater Rochester Majority Delegation Delivers for Rochester and Monroe County with Investments in Public Safety, Poverty Reduction and Education in the FY ’25 State Budget

Today Senators Samra Brouk (55) and Jeremy Cooney (56) and Assemblymembers Jennifer Lunsford (135), Sarah Clark (136), Demond Meeks (137), and Harry B. Bronson (138) were joined by City of Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and County Executive Adam Bello for...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson: On the Governor’s 2024 State of the State Address

Rochester NY – As newly appointed Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Labor, I was encouraged to hear Governor Hochul highlight the need to support our hardworking New Yorkers to ensure we provide enhanced worker protections and develop a more affordable...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson has been named Chair of the Assembly Labor Committee by Speaker Carl Heastie. “I am honored to be appointed Labor Chair and thank Speaker Heastie for this opportunity. I am a labor guy, through and through, since the...

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Ensure Payment to Freelance Employees

Freelancing is a major portion of our economy. Freelancers work very hard every day and prior to this legislation had very little protections if a client didn’t pay them for their work. This law puts an end to this abuse by requiring a written contract...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson and Mary Cariola Preschool Announce Increased Tuition Reimbursement Rates; Allowing Them to Continue Operating

Rochester, NY – Mary Cariola’s transformative preschool has secured a long-awaited increase for their tuition reimbursement rate. Mary Cariola’s program currently serves 85 preschool-aged children with multiple complex and significant cognitive...

Assemblymember Bronson: Making New York a Trans Safe Haven

Rochester, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D, Rochester - District 138) announced that Governor Kathy Hochul has signed his bill, the Trans Safe Haven Act (A.6046-B), into law at the New York City Pride Parade this afternoon. “The Trans Safe Haven...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Keeps College Affordable, Students Healthy

Rochester & Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson, representing District 138, announced that he supports the Assembly budget proposal’s rejection of the executive’s education plan, which would have increased tuition for SUNY and CUNY schools....

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Wins for Community Health Care Protections in the Assembly One-House Budget

ROCHESTER & ALBANY, NY (March 16, 2023) - Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson, representing District 138, has secured important wins for healthcare equity with his advocacy for budget measures that protect health safety-nets, wraparound care and access to...

Assemblymember Bronson: Today, New York Again Showed It Will Lead on Gun Safety and Will Protect All New Yorkers from SCOTUS’s Attacks

“Today, I was especially proud to join my Assembly Majority colleagues in passing timely gun safety legislation in response to a dangerous Supreme Court ruling that is proposing a firearms free-for-all for New York State.The SCOTUS conservative justices...

Assemblymember Bronson: New York has Sent the SCOTUS and Conservative Right a Message by Passing the Equality Amendment

“The Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, law of the land for almost 50 years, was a reckless action taken by the Court’s majority and a devastating blow for reproductive rights and the freedoms of all Americans.”...

Assemblymember Bronson and Senator Brouk Announce Legislation Expanding Diagnostic Authority for Mental Health Practitioners Signed into Law

ROCHESTER, NY— The Governor signed mental health care licensure reform into law, allowing mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts to continue diagnosing and developing assessment-based treatment plans for New Yorkers...

Assemblymember Bronson: Overturning Roe V. Wade Has Erased Decades of Progress for All Americans

“Today’s decision signals the end of Roe v. Wade in this country as we know it. This is not just a devastating blow for reproductive rights, but for the freedoms of all Americans. The very principles our country prides itself on have now been thrown...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Passes “Buy American Salt” Legislation to Protect American Jobs

The “Buy American Salt” Act (A7919-A/S9441), sponsored by Assemblymember Harry Bronson and Senator Tim Kennedy, has passed in both the Assembly and Senate. This legislation would require public agencies and authorities that purchase rock salt or sodium...

Greater Rochester State Delegation Pass Gun Safety and Reproductive Rights Legislation

The Greater Rochester State Delegation announced that they helped pass a gun safety legislative package and reproductive rights legislation to better safeguard New York communities and protect human rights. “At the federal level, we’re seeing a sustained,...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Bill to Fund Green CHIPS Projects, Create Jobs and Reduce our Carbon Footprint

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass legislation that would provide up to $500 million per year in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits for chip companies that build new manufacturing facilities in New York State...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson & Senator Samra Brouk Pass Legislation Ensuring Greater Access to Mental Health Services

For decades, a dramatic shortage of licensed mental health professionals has been hidden by an exemption that allowed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and psychoanalysts to diagnose and prescribe treatment within certain settings....

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Would Make Government More Efficient

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly and the Senate passed legislation he authored that would reform the way the state handles the hiring of outside consultants (A.8159). This legislation would require agencies...