Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation to Protect Crime Victims Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the passage of legislation which will help protect crime victims along with their families. The passing of this legislation occurred during New York State Crime Victims’ Rights...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Working to Pass On-Time Budget

“For the first time since 1983, New York State is on track to have an early budget. While on-time, this budget proved to be a difficult one. Due to the economic crisis the state was facing, cuts had to be made and measures had to be taken to rein in spending....

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson: Assembly Marks the 100th Anniversary of Tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

“I am pleased to join my colleagues in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. This event, which took the lives of 146 garment workers all women, marked the most vivid symbol of the need for workplace safety...

Assembly Budget Preserves Vital Programs

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the passage of an Assembly budget proposal that maintains essential programs for children with special needs and families struggling during this economic downturn. Rejecting...

Assemblymember Bronson Joins Effort to Reorganize State Government, Save Monroe County Taxpayers Money

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the unveiling of an Assembly budget proposal to reduce waste, improve the delivery of services and ultimately save taxpayer dollars through the consolidation of state government...

Assemblymember Bronson: Harmful Cuts to EPIC Restored in Assembly Budget

“During this trying budget process, difficult decisions have been made to close the state’s $10 billion budget gap, but we cannot allow those cuts to compromise the welfare of our seniors. That’s why I voted in favor of an Assembly budget proposal that...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Legislation Extending Unemployment Benefits

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the Assembly passed legislation he sponsored to help unemployed New Yorkers receive extended federally funded unemployment insurance benefits through 2011 (A.6091). The...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Restores $15.5 Million for Summer Youth Employment Program

“Despite a difficult economic climate that forced cuts and concessions, the Assembly fought hard to ensure the state’s most critical programs and services weren’t affected. Among the vital initiatives preserved in the Assembly’s budget is the Summer Youth...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Protects Students with Disabilities and Eases Taxpayers’ Burden by Rejecting Special Education Cost Shifts

“The Assembly has long advocated for those with special needs. That’s why my colleagues in the Assembly and I passed an Assembly budget that restores 92.7 percent in state fiscal year 2011-12 – or $86 million school year – to the Summer School Special...

Assemblymember Bronson: Conference Committees Promote Transparency, Help Move Budget Process Along

“In conjunction with the Senate, the Assembly will convene conference committees today in order to iron out our differences and shape a fiscally responsible, on-time budget for New Yorkers. “As a new member of the Assembly, I hope to bring a new perspective...

Assemblymember Bronson: Let the Sun Shine On State Government

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced today that the Assembly passed the sixth annual Sunshine Week legislative package which calls for more openness in state government. The purpose is to educate voters on the importance of government...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Sponsors Legislation That Provides Funding for Critical Education Programs

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the passage of legislation extending several ongoing education programs facing disruption due to the expiration of current law provisions (A.2289). These provisions are traditionally...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Named to Five Important Assembly Committees

Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester, Chili, Riga, Rush, Wheatland) has been assigned to the following Assembly Standing Committees: LaborEconomic DevelopmentLocal GovernmentsTransportationAgriculture “This is a tremendous opportunity for me to voice...