Press Releases

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....