Press Releases

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...

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...

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...

Assemblymember Bronson: “Public Works” Safeguards Workers

“New York has a long history of protecting the rights, wages and benefits of employees; however, the lack of a ‘public work’ definition in statute has undermined prevailing rates and is open to judicial interpretation – a situation...

Assemblymember Bronson: Workforce Development Initiatives in Assembly Budget Proposal

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester-Chili-Henrietta) announced that the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal contains numerous workforce development initiatives he’s continually fought for that will benefit the economy and support...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Helps Curb Wasteful Spending

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal includes a measure he’s been fighting for to rein in state spending. The proposal requires state agencies to do a cost...

Assemblymember Bronson: Sunshine Bills Help Ensure Officials Act in Public’s Best Interest

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced passage of a series of bills aimed at bringing more transparency, openness and accountability to state government. The bills were passed during “Sunshine Week” (March 12-18),...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legislation Eliminates Barriers to STAR Tax Relief

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the passage of legislation he co-sponsored to reverse changes to the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program (A.5969). “The changes imposed last year created hurdles...

Assemblymember Bronson Co-Sponsors Bill to Roll Back Barriers to STAR Tax Relief

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to reverse changes to the School Tax Relief (STAR) program that have become barriers for reliable tax relief (A.5969). “Homeowners have...

Assemblymember Bronson: With 2nd Passage of Pension Forfeiture Legislation, We Are Closer to Ending the Cycle of Corruption

Assemblymember Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced legislation, he sponsored, to hold politicians accountable for exploiting public office has passed for the second time – a necessary step before a referendum to change the constitution...

Assemblymember Bronson Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Lasting Legacy

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is truly an inspirational visionary who devoted his life to the pursuit of dignity, parity and justice for all. His heroic efforts paved the way for the countless individuals who were empowered not only by his words but...

Assemblymember Bronson: We Must Protect New Yorkers’ Health Care from Post-Election Hostilities

“In this period of uncertainty, as Washington D.C. gears up to be led by an anti-choice president who will fill a Supreme Court vacancy, it has become clearer than ever that women’s constitutional right to reproductive choice must be defended...

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle & Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Announce Funding for the Modernization of the Blue Cross Area

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymembers Joseph D. Morelle and Harry B. Bronson made the following statement regarding funding secured for the modernization of the Blue Cross Arena (BCA) at the War Memorial: “We are pleased to announce that, as...

Assemblymember Bronson: Local Development Corporations Were Bad for Monroe County

“The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed legislation authorizing Monroe County government to move forward with disbanding three local development corporations that had been established to manage local public projects. This legislation...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Requiring Coverage for Mental Health Services Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that a bill he authored to expand coverage of mental health services passed the Assembly. The legislation mandates that blanket health insurance policies provide coverage for outpatient...

Assemblymember Bronson: Announces Passage Legislation to Better Pinpoint Labor and Salary Needs

“I am pleased to announce the passage of A.9933A, legislation that will require the State Department of Labor to partner with an academic institution with proven experience in analyzing labor market data to establish a research center to serve as...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Measure to Strip Pensions from Corrupt Politicians

“Enough is enough. It’s time to send a strong message that if those who serve in government break the law, they can’t collect a taxpayer-funded pension. “I helped pass legislation to strip the pensions of corrupt public officials...