With an outbreak of measles reported in 14 states, Assemblyman Sean Ryan is proposing legislation that would require a child to be vaccinated before a parent can receive their child dependent tax deduction.
New regulations from the State Department of Environmental Conservation are out this week, aimed at protecting natural resources. The regulations identify more than 100 invasive plant and animal species that have the potential to harm New York’s environment and ways to prevent their release.
With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State.
Saying the "new Buffalo" doesn't need tax breaks to attract investment, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan is attacking the proposal to subsidize a new corporate headquarters and parking ramp for Delaware North.
A proposed project that is designed to improve traffic flow to and from the Peace Bridge is working its way through the federal environmental review process. Residents can get an update on the plan Tuesday.
The first of two community meetings will be held tonight in Buffalo's East High School about Education Commissioner John King's plan for turning around East and Lafayette High. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, at least one state lawmaker is concerned with King's mandate.
In the last four years, one million New York State Thruway drivers have cruised through E-ZPass lanes without paying. That failure to pay has cost the fiscally-troubled authority $35 million over four years.
Assemblyman Sean Ryan says he wants to change the law to help the authority collect the cash it is owed.
Ryan is pushing legislation criminalizes knowingly going through E-ZPass lanes, which is not currently a criminal offense. Instead, the authority sends out a collection letter along with a $25 charge, which most people don't pay.
New York State is getting closer to providing a higher level of tax credits for developers of historic properties as the State Senate approved a bill that would hike those credits from $five million to $12 million.
Assemblyman Sean Ryan says if the bill is approved by the Assembly next week, it would be a "win-win" for some historic Buffalo buildings.
"You have to go through the process. You have to show that you have a development plan in place, then you apply for it," said Ryan.