Press Releases

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...

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Would Make Government More Efficient

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly passed legislation he authored that would reform the way the state handles the hiring of outside consultants (A.2499A). This legislation would require agencies to conduct...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Support Workforce Development

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly passed legislation he authored requiring the state Department of Labor (DOL) to publish an annual catalogue of funding and tax credits available for workforce development...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Protect Taxpayers, Workers from Shady Contractors

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the Assembly passed legislation he authored to prohibit contractors who violate obligations to employees from bidding on or being awarded state public work contracts (A.5414). “It’s...

On Memorial Day, Take Time to Reflect on the Price of Freedom

As we go through our daily schedules and routines, it’s easy to take fundamental American freedoms for granted. But it’s important to remember that our liberty and national identity were hard-won by soldiers who sacrificed so much and even gave...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the Assembly passed a series of bills to help protect and strengthen the rights of New Yorkers living with disabilities. “Every New Yorker deserves to live a fulfilling...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Establish Utility Consumer Advocate

“New Yorkers have been too vulnerable when it comes to their utility companies, with no recourse for price-gouging and other unfair business practices. New York is the largest state without an independent advocacy office, with such offices already...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly’s Equal Pay Legislation Continues the Fight for Full Women’s Equality

“Today, the Assembly passed several pieces of legislation to ensure women in New York earn equal pay for equal work. Women have waited far too long for fair pay, and these bills will help put an end to pay inequity once and for all. “Nationally,...

Assemblymember Bronson: Budget Provides Crucial Support for Upstate Families

“The 2016-17 state budget includes a number of significant measures – most notably a minimum wage increase and paid family leave – that offer Rochester families greater economic security and more opportunities to thrive. “The minimum...

Assemblymember Bronson: Budget Invests in Our Schools and Future

“This year’s state budget makes significant investments in our schools, from kindergarten all the way through college. With a record increase in Foundation Aid, including $75 million in Community Schools funding, schools will have better access...

Assemblyman Bronson: Rochester Area School Districts to See Increase in School Aid

Assemblyman Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the 2016-17 state budget will increase school aid in the 138th Assembly District by $49.5 million over last year’s budget. Local school districts will also receive additional...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly’s Rule Changes Enhance Transparency

“The Assembly made great strides by making the chamber more modern and accessible to citizens. As technology advances, we must stay up to date so our constituents can track important legislation in a format that’s convenient for them. That’s...

The Children's Agenda Interfaith Collaborative thanks Assemblyman for support

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Puts Families First

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the Assembly’s budget proposal invests in programs to help hardworking families get ahead, including an expansion of anti-poverty, job training initiative, which Bronson...