Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Increase in AIM Funding to Help Localities

“In an effort to help alleviate the heavy burden placed on local taxpayers, the Assembly budget proposal will include an across the board 10 percent increase in Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM). This funding will go a long way toward helping...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Raise Minimum Wage, Help Low-Income Families

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he supported to increase the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour beginning next year has passed the Assembly (A.38-A). The bill would also index the minimum wage to the...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Response to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

“The 2013-14 budget proposal put forward by Governor Cuomo is a straight forward budget that closes a $1.3 billion deficit, includes no new taxes and maintains our state's commitment to education by increasing aid to schools by 4.4%. The budget also continues...

Assemblymember Bronson to Sponsor Holiday Helping Hand Drive

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that he will be partnering with the Dimitri House for the “Holiday Helping Hand Drive,” a food drive to help those struggling to make ends meet during the winter months....

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation to Expand Veteran’s Tax Exemption Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed a bill he sponsored that would continue a veteran’s tax exemption on their primary home if they move within the same county (A.5518-B). “We must continue...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Sponsors Legislation to Help Protect Our Families from Prescription Drug Abuse

To combat the steady rise of prescription-drug abuse among youths in Monroe County, Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed legislation he sponsored to create an Internet System for Tracking...

Bronson’s Legislation Would Cut Costs and State Spending

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that legislation he sponsored that would require state agencies to use a more cost-effective approach to save taxpayer dollars on consulting contracts costing $500,000 or...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage for Over 1 Million New Yorkers

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed legislation he co-sponsored to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour beginning January 2013 (A.9148). The bill would also increase...

Assemblymember Bronson and Chili Public Library Announce Grant of Over $18,000

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that he helped secure a public construction grant of over $18,000 for the Chili Public Library in Rochester. The grant was provided through a $14 million capital fund appropriated...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to End Wage Discrimination

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed a legislative package that would work to end wage discrimination statewide. The legislation is accompanied by a resolution proclaiming April 17, 2012,...

Budget Provides Funding for Cornell Cooperative Extension

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that the 2012-13 state budget includes $300,000 in funding for the Cornell Cooperative Extension pilot program. The funds will be leveraged against investments from county...

Budget Including First Community College Aid Increase in Five Years

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed an on-time 2012-13 state budget that includes increased funding for higher education (A.9057-D). The funds are a welcome addition for SUNY schools across...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Announces EPIC Co-Payment Assistance in 2012-13 Budget

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that the 2012-13 state budget allocates $30.6 million for EPIC restoration. The funds will be used to bring back the co-payment assistance program that was eliminated on...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Announces Sales Tax Exemption on Items Costing $110 or Less Starting April 1

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the exemption on state sales tax for clothing, footwear and related items costing $110 or less, will return to New York State beginning April 1. “This sales tax exemption...

Assemblymember Bronson Lauds 2012-13 Budget For Increases to Education Funding

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the anticipated passage of a 2012-13 state budget with much-needed increases to education funding (A.9057-D). This money is vitally important for the education of our children....

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Helped Pass Measure to Save Local Governments Money

“In an effort to ease the financial burden on local governments, I supported a measure in the final 2012-13 budget that allows county clerks to take a portion of the fees collected online from state DMV transactions. Currently, the county clerk only collects...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Secure Crime Prevention Funds for Local Governments

A number of municipalities in Monroe County will receive a boost in funding for crime prevention programs over the next year. Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that $80,000 he helped secure will be used...

Assemblymember Bronson: Raise the Wage, NY

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced his support for the Assembly Majority’s plan to increase the minimum wage. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, under the Assembly’s bill, it would increase to $8.50...

Assemblymember Bronson: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Awarded $68.8 Million in Funding

“I applaud Governor Cuomo and Lt. Governor Duffy for leadership in creating, structuring and organizing the Regional Economic Development Councils that started the dialogue between stake-holders leading to today’s announcement. The Governor and Lt. Governor...

Assemblymember Bronson: Comprehensive Proposal Will Help Stabilize Economy and Allow Young Adults to Enter the Workforce

“The legislation we are taking up today will ensure the state’s fiscal stability, while also providing much-needed tax relief, cutting taxes for our struggling middle class. Not only are we making our tax code more fair for all, I am pleased to see the...