Press Releases

Stay informed about the Coronavirus

Staying informed is crucial during challenging times. The resources below can aid New Yorkers as we all work to keep our selves and our communities healthy, safe, and strong during this difficult time. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all workers...

Assemblymember Bronson: State Budget Includes Funding, Independent Monitor for RCSD

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that $35 million in additional gap funding for the Rochester City School District has been approved in the final state budget to help the district address its multimillion-dollar current operating deficit....

Assemblymember Bronson Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he is currently seeking nominations for his Women of Distinction Awards, which honor outstanding women in the 138th District. The winners of the awards will be honored at a ceremony in April. ...

Assemblymember Bronson Takes Precautionary Measures, Cancels Budget Town Halls

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that, in light of recent coronavirus developments and out of an abundance of caution, he will be canceling two previously scheduled budget town hall meetings. The meetings would have taken place on...

Assemblymember Bronson: Climate Protection Law Essential to Protect Our Planet’s Future

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson announced his sponsorship, vote for, and the passage of, the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, implement the state’s renewable...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the passage of three important bills to protect members of the LGBTQ community, including a bill to end the so-called “Gay Panic and Trans Panic Defense,” a bill providing for...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Expand Access to Mental Health Services in Upstate New York

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Bronson announced the passage of a legislative package he authored to make mental health services more accessible for families of Upstate New York. The legislation expands the number of mental health practitioners that...

Assembly Passes Bronson Legislation to Curb Wasteful Spending of Taxpayer Dollars

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced the passage of legislation he authored to reduce wasteful spending by state agencies on contracts with consulting firms (A5459).“New York’s taxpayers work hard for their money and...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Strongest Tenant Protections in State History

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today voted to pass legislation he sponsored, which will provide historic tenant protections for New Yorkers no matter where they live in the state. (A6458). The legislation does not include a “sunset...

Assembly Budget Invests in Education

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson announced the 2019-20 enacted state budget will include $27.8 billion in funding for public schools, an increase of $1 billion over the previous school year.“It is crucial for the future of our state...

Assemblymember Bronson: Enacted State Budget Includes Critical Funding for Aging New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging, today announced that the 2019-20 enacted state budget includes critical funding for programs designed to helping aging New Yorkers receive the services they need...

Assemblymember Bronson: Enacted Budget Includes Millions in Funding for LGBTQ Programs

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the enacted 2019-20 New York State budget includes million in state funding for programs to help the LGBTQ community, including funding for housing programs, ending the HIV/AIDs epidemic,...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces State Budget Investments in Higher Education

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the enacted 2019-20 state budget includes substantial funding for both public and private colleges that employ thousands and drive the Rochester regional economy.“Financial barriers...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Criminal Justice Reform Measures Included in 2019-20 Enacted State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced that the 2019-20 enacted state budget included several measures to reform New York’s criminal justice system.“For too long, the scales of justice in our state have been titled...

Assemblymembers Bronson, Romeo Secure $150,000 for Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Albany, NY – Assemblymembers Harry Bronson and Jamie Romeo today announced they successfully fought for $150,000 in state funding for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR) in the 2019-20 enacted state budget. This funding will allow BCCR...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Funding for Apprenticeship Programs Included in State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the inclusion of state funding to support apprenticeship programs in the enacted 2019-20 state budget to provide economic opportunities and pathways to middle class careers for New Yorkers.“Apprenticeships...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Secures $250,000 for Construction of New Out Alliance LGBTQ Community Center

Rochester, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced he successfully secured $250,000 dollars for the Out Alliance, formerly known as the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, to fund the construction of a new LGBTQ Community Center. “As...

Assemblymember Bronson Slams Janus v. AFSCME Decision

“Labor unions have been integral in building a stronger workforce and strengthening our economy. They give workers a powerful voice. They work in partnership with employers so both have the ability to serve the public. They help increase workplace safety,...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Makes Mental Health Care More Affordable and Accessible

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that a pair of bills he authored expanding access to mental health services and ensuring they’re covered under Medicaid and commercial insurance plans has passed the Assembly. “Mental...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Strengthens Workforce Development

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to establish a wage data clearinghouse to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of workforce development programs in the state passed the Assembly (A.2164-C)....