Press Releases

Assemblyman Bronson: Ethics Proposal Will Help End Cycle of Corruption in Government

“The Assembly Majority has put forward a solid plan to restore public trust and end the outrageous cycle of corruption in government. These no-nonsense changes include eliminating, real or perceived conflicts of interest, closing the LLC loophole...

Assemblyman Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Highlights the Importance of Higher Education

“The Assembly budget proposal reflects my commitment to public higher education. Our proposal rejects the SUNY 2020 proposal to raise SUNY tuition, and instead freezes tuition for the next two years. The proposal also provides state institutions...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Provides Crucial Education Funding

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly’s budget proposal makes funding for our schools a top priority by increasing education aid by more than 9 percent – or $2.1 billion – over last year for...

Assemblyman Bronson Sponsored Legislation to Provide Tax Relief to Middle Class Families

“I’m proud to announce that the Assembly has introduced legislation that I’m sponsoring to provide tax cuts to hardworking middle-class families and expand the eligibility criteria for the Earned Income Tax Credit so more people can take...

Assemblymember Bronson Paid Family Leave Statement

“Today, I joined my Assembly colleagues to vote for essential family legislation to provide paid leave in order to care for a newborn child, nurse a loved one back to health or provide for a family members final days. Paid Family Leave legislation...

Tap wealthy to increase funding for education in NY

Speaker Heastie Appoints Anti-Poverty Work Group

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Statement Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Regulations for the Transgender Community

I applaud Governor Cuomo for his action to extend civil rights to our transgender brothers and sisters. For many years the Assembly majority has fought to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to pursue opportunities with dignity and respect no matter...

Text of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Resolution

Assembly Resolution No. 901 BY: M. of A. Heastie COMMEMORATING the observance of the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the State of New York, on January 18, 2016 WHEREAS, From time to time we take note of certain individuals...

Assemblymember Bronson: New York State Leads the Way as Women’s Equality Laws Go into Effect

For too long, women have suffered unfair obstacles in the workplace. With these new laws in place, employers can no longer discriminate against pregnant and nursing mothers or pay female workers less than their male counterparts. They cannot retaliate...

Assemblymember Bronson: African American History Month is a Time to Reflect on Our Nation’s History and Celebrate the Contributions of African Americans

In 1914, nestled in lower Harlem, stood the newly finished Hurtig & Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, a whites-only venue. For 20 years, theater patrons and performers ignored the rise of one of America’s largest black communities around them.1...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Responds to State of the State Address

I commend the governor for taking on some initiatives that the Assembly has been fighting for over the years. We have made great progress in the last five years in moving our state forward, but there is still work to be done. I am encouraged to hear the...

Assemblymember Bronson and Mary Cariola Children’s Center, to Announce New Initiative to Assist Local Children and Their Families

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson, (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) joined by Mary Cariola Children’s Center Executive Director, Karen Zandi, announced the conclusion of the ‘Warm Hearts, Warm Hands” drive that helped so many families struggling...

Assemblymember Bronson: Governor Signs Bill to Expand Veterans’ Tax Exemption

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill he sponsored that would continue veterans’ property tax exemptions for their primary home if they move to another home within the same county...

Assemblymember Bronson and Rochester Childfirst Network Executive Director Dr. Lynn Lubecki announce new campaign to help local children

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced that he will be partnering with Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN) for the “Warm Hearts, Warm Hands” drive to help families struggling to keep their children warm...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: Veterans Deserve Our Gratitude and Our Support

The sight of a soldier embracing family after returning home is a beautiful and unforgettable scene. For many, though, the reunion signals the beginning of a new set of challenges. Veterans face many obstacles as they strive to re-enter civilian life...

Assembly Member Harry Bronson Speaks at March of Dimes Event

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) is pleased to join Debbie Stamps, EdD, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, Eastern Region, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital, Board Chair, March...

Assembly Member Harry Bronson Hosts Roundtable on Apprenticeships in New York State

New York State Assembly Committees’ on Labor and Small Business and the Commission on Skills Development and Career Education hosted a panel discussion on apprenticeships with participants sharing their experience and expertise. As Chair of the Commission...

Assemblymember Bronson: Governor Signs Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence, Transgender Individuals

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that his legislation to protect the personal safety and privacy of victims of domestic violence as well as transgender individuals (Chapter 241 of 2015) has been signed into law by...

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Statement on Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision

We are the witnesses to history and not unlike four years ago when we passed marriage equality here in New York State, the Supreme Court has recognized the dignity of love and the humanity of all same sex relationships in this great country. From Augusta,...