Press Releases

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...

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 clothing and food drive to help those struggling to make ends meet and stay warm...

Assemblymember Bronson: Governor Signs the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 into law

Assemblymember Bronson (D-Rochester, Chili, Riga, Rush, Wheatland) applauded Governor Cuomo’s signing of a law that will begin to restore the public’s faith in government. “With our state’s future on the line, our hardworking families need a government...

Assemblymember Bronson: Governor Signs Capital Access Program & Innovate NY Fund into Law

Assemblymember Bronson (D-Rochester, Chili, Riga, Rush, Wheatland) applauded Governor Cuomo’s signing of a law that will create the New York State Capital Access Program (CAP) and establish the Innovate NY Fund (Ch. 103 of 2011). “Small businesses...

Assemblymember Bronson: Historic Day in the State of New York

“Today is a historic day for New York. Today, we recognize the legitimate union of two loving adults without discrimination. Today, all New Yorkers will be able to share the same rights and responsibilities when they enter into a state-sanctioned marriage....

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation will bring much-needed money to SUNY schools

“As a proud product of the SUNY system: undergraduate at SUNY Oswego and graduate law studies at the University at Buffalo, I know the quality and value of our state colleges are top-notch. To ensure they continue in that tradition, I supported legislation...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly passes property tax cap

“Today the Assembly passed its property tax cap legislation that will provide meaningful relief to the hardworking families of Monroe County. This legislation will give real relief to overburdened taxpayers and protect schools and vital local government...

Assemblymember Bronson: State to honor its commitment to civil rights

“Like many of you, it is difficult to put into words the emotional tide engulfing me at this historical moment. For years many of us have fought to have our love, our commitments and our relationships treated with the respect and dignity opposite sex...

Bronson Sponsors Legislation to Expand Treatments for Cancers

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) joins his colleagues in passing legislation to add orally administered chemotherapy treatment to the list of treatments covered by insurance companies (A.6233-B). “Every day medical...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson: Historic ethics reform comes to New York

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Initiatives to Expand Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

“Small businesses are the engines of economic growth and job creation in our economy, but since the economic downturn, they have found their access to credit and capital severely constricted. That’s why I sponsored legislation that would restart the New...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Marriage Equality Legislation to Bring Long-Overdue Rights to New Yorkers

“Marriage equality is an issue that affects me personally, and being able to join my Assembly colleagues in the passage of this important legislation cannot sufficiently be described in words. Today is emotional as I join in advancing civil, human rights...

Bronson Legislation Would Help Public Voice Their Concerns about Bus Service Changes

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed legislation he sponsored that would require public notice of any planned, substantial change in service of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation...

Assemblymember Bronson: Bills Pass Assembly to Protect Military Funerals, Prevent Disturbances

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) sponsored two measures that passed the Assembly that would further protect funeral services and their attendees from disruptive protestors. The legislation would establish a 300-foot...

Assemblymember Bronson Supports Ethics Reform Measure: Governor, Senate and Assembly Agree on Ethics Reform

“The Governor, along with the Senate and Assembly, have come to an agreement on an ethics reform package that will begin to restore faith in government. The agreement announced will be a step forward in restoring the trust of the people in state government...

For Mother’s Day Remember Mammography Saves Lives

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today joins with local and statewide health care organizations in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms. “Mother’s Day is a significant time to not only remember the women in our lives,...