Press Releases

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...