Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Funding for Apprenticeship Programs Included in State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the inclusion of state funding to support apprenticeship programs in the enacted 2019-20 state budget to provide economic opportunities and pathways to middle class careers for New Yorkers.“Apprenticeships...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Secures $250,000 for Construction of New Out Alliance LGBTQ Community Center

Rochester, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced he successfully secured $250,000 dollars for the Out Alliance, formerly known as the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, to fund the construction of a new LGBTQ Community Center. “As...

Assemblymember Bronson Slams Janus v. AFSCME Decision

“Labor unions have been integral in building a stronger workforce and strengthening our economy. They give workers a powerful voice. They work in partnership with employers so both have the ability to serve the public. They help increase workplace safety,...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Makes Mental Health Care More Affordable and Accessible

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that a pair of bills he authored expanding access to mental health services and ensuring they’re covered under Medicaid and commercial insurance plans has passed the Assembly. “Mental...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Strengthens Workforce Development

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to establish a wage data clearinghouse to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of workforce development programs in the state passed the Assembly (A.2164-C)....

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,...