Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Cuts Unnecessary State Spending

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to curb wasteful state spending passed the Assembly (A.2022). The bill aims to cut costs by requiring that before entering into a contract for outside...

Assemblymember Bronson: Health Care for All is the Best Way Forward

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he co-sponsored legislation, which passed today, that will ensure all New Yorkers, regardless of wealth, income, age or pre-existing condition, have comprehensive health coverage...

Assemblymember Bronson: Women Veterans Deserve Our Respect and Support When They Return Home

“Women veterans make all the same sacrifices and exhibit the same bravery as their male colleagues but are all too often forgotten or overlooked. It’s up to us all to ensure their selflessness and patriotism is honored and that they have access to the...

Assemblymember Bronson: Long-Term Solitary Confinement Cruel and Inhumane

“Solitary confinement can wreak havoc on a person’s emotional and physical well-being and leaves lasting scars that keep inmates from successfully rehabilitating and reintegrating into society. “I co-sponsored legislation to prohibit inmates who are...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Resolution Honors Women Veterans

“Today, the Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming June 12 as Women Veterans Recognition Day in New York State (K.1346). The resolution commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Act of 1948, which allowed women to enlist as permanent...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation Offers New Options in Fight to Curb Opioid and Heroin Addiction

“The opioid and heroin crisis is taking lives at an alarming rate. In Monroe County alone, there were 262 reported overdoses from the beginning of January to the end of March – 42 of which were fatal.1 One of the most significant causes of this epidemic...

Assemblymember Bronson: GENDA Defends the Rights of Transgender New Yorkers

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to protect the rights of transgender New Yorkers passed the Assembly (A.3358). The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) adds gender identity...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson recipient of the Edward J. Malloy Memorial Leadership Award

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson proudly announces he has received the Edward J. Malloy Memorial Leadership Award for his leadership in fighting for workers. Bronson joins previous recipients, most recently Secretary Hillary Clinton in receiving this honor....

Assemblymember Bronson: Equal Pay Legislation Helps Rochester Families Get Ahead

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he passed legislation to help ensure equal pay for equal work and tackle the gender pay gap so all New Yorkers are compensated fairly. “It should go without saying that...

Assemblymember Bronson: New York Buy American Act Strengthens Manufacturing

“As New York expands and repairs the vast network of roads and bridges that connect our communities, the need for iron and steel manufacturing is all the more necessary. That’s why the New York Buy American Act becoming law is so monumental (Ch. 451 of...

Assemblymember Bronson: Funding Will Improve Water Quality in Rochester

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the city of Rochester will receive $538,096 in order to replace lead service lines for residential drinking water. The funding is part of a $2.5 billion investment to ensure...

Assemblymember Bronson: Workforce Development Catalogue Connects Workers with Training Opportunities

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced his legislation to require the state Department of Labor (DOL) to create and maintain a catalogue of funding programs for workforce development and preparation, adult education and...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Bill Holding Dishonest Contractors Accountable is Signed into Law

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to prohibit contractors who violate wage and labor laws from securing public works contracts was signed into law (Ch. 461 of 2017). “Unscrupulous...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: Repealing Net Neutrality Puts Up More Barriers at a Time We Should Be Removing Them

“The creation of the internet opened a new frontier in our society, ushering in the information age. Until the Trump administration action, it was a level playing field where users could freely surf the web, whether it was to communicate with loved ones,...

Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York

The right to vote is the bedrock upon which democracy is founded. Voting is one of the strongest, most direct ways we can effect change. It's our chance to influence, inspire, make our voices heard and hold our leaders accountable. But not too long ago,...

9/11 Column

It has been 16 years since the clear morning sky of September 11th, 2001 was filled with black billows of smoke; 16 years since the families of the victims were whole; 16 years since the bravest among us walked towards the fire and the smoke, putting...

Assemblymember Bronson: We must Prevent Contractors Who Violate Labor Laws from Receiving Public Funds

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced a bill he authored that would prohibit contractors who violate wage labor laws from receiving state contracts has passed the Assembly A.8514. “We should not be giving our taxpayer...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation to Improve and Focus Workforce Programs Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced legislation he authored to establish three wage data clearinghouses to analyze and evaluate the labor market in New York State has passed the Assembly A.2164-A. “New York must...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Bill Would Ensure Workers on State Construction Projects Get a Fair Wage

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that his bill guaranteeing that workers on state-financed construction projects earn the prevailing wage passed the Assembly A.5498. “Unfortunately, because ‘public work’ isn’t...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Bill Expands Workers’ Comp to Include Acupuncture

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to expand options for patients treated under the workers’ compensation program passed the Assembly. The legislation would expand workers’ compensation...