Press Releases

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...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation to Close Skills Gap and Increase Job Opportunities Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he authored to help provide more training and workforce development so employers can find skilled workers passed the Assembly A.8107. The measure creates the Strategic...

Assemblymember Bronson: It’s Time to Close the LLC Loophole and Help Keep Special Interests out Of Our Elections

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced he helped pass legislation to increase transparency in New York State elections and curb corruption by closing the limited liability corporation (LLC) loophole in election law (A.1926)....

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Help People with Disabilities

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he helped pass a package of bills that supports and protects the rights of people with disabilities. The measures were passed on Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, May 22....

Assemblymember Bronson: New York Health Act Puts the Well-Being of New Yorkers Ahead of Insurance Company Profits

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he helped pass the New York Health Act establishing a single-payer, health care program that would provide coverage to each and every resident of New York State (A.4738). “As...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation to Make it Easier to Vote in New York

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly is taking up a series of bills to help more New Yorkers exercise their right to vote, including enacting early voting, making registration easier and allowing young adults...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Bill to Hold Unscrupulous Contractors Accountable Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced Assembly passage of a bill he authored to prohibit contractors who violate wage and labor laws from securing state public works contracts (A.1845). “Dishonest contractors shouldn’t...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he helped pass legislation to provide better assistance, protection and justice to victims of domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a serious issue in our communities,”...

Assemblymember Bronson: Trumpcare Vote Shows House Majority’s Heartless Position

Today’s vote showed the true face of the Congressional leadership. Instead of taking time to develop a sound alternative to the Affordable Care Act that increases access to healthcare, while maintaining quality, the House Majority demonstrated that they...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Legislation Protecting the Environment

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced he helped pass key legislation to promote sustainability, reduce pollution and preserve natural resources. The legislation passed in recognition of Earth Day, which was April 22....

Assemblymember Bronson: Budget Makes Record Investments in Education and Programs to Protect New York Families

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced he helped pass the 2017-18 state budget, which provides key funding for education and supportive services for hardworking families. “This budget gets to the heart of what we...

Assemblymember Bronson: Budget Invests in Apprenticeship Program

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the Empire State Apprenticeship Program (ESAP) he championed has been included in the 2017-18 state budget. This job-training program will help lower youth unemployment, close...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Equal Pay Legislation to Help Close Gender Pay Gap

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester, Chili, Henrietta) announced he passed key legislation to help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work. The passage of these measures coincides with Equal Pay Day on April 4, which marks how far into the new...

Assemblymember Bronson: While Government Continues to Disagree, Funding for Vital Programs and Services Remain

“While some continue to play politics grappling over this year’s budget, hardworking New Yorkers are the ones most affected by a late budget. Whether it’s the single parent who relies on child care in order to go to work, the teacher who’s living paycheck...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation Affirms Rights to Respect, Dignity and Freedom from Discrimination

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) helped pass a series of anti-discrimination bills, including the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). This is the 10th consecutive year that GENDA has passed in the Assembly. “No...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Crucial Investments in Education and Housing

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester-Chili-Henrietta) announced that the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal made significant investments in education and supportive and affordable housing development - critical steps aimed toward making...