posted on January 13, 2014 07:25
Western New York Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is out of a job after resigning his seat, a decision reached after discussions with his family and attorneys.
Yesterday's resignation comes after seven different current and former female staffers complained that he sexually harassed them. Gabryszak admits in his resignation statement to making inappropriate comments, but says there was never any intent to harass staffers.
Governor Andrew Cuomo could call for a special election to fill the seat, which covers parts of Buffalo’s eastern suburbs.
New York state lawmakers get down to business today after the ceremonial events of last week.
The state Senate standing committees on Health and Insurance are holding a public hearing today on the implementation of the state health insurance exchange.
The full state Senate and Assembly will both be in session today as well.
Genesee County remains solidly opposed to New York State’s Safe Act.
Nearly 80 local gun owners gathered over the weekend at the Northwoods Sportsman’s Club in LeRoy for a protest dubbed," the shot heard ‘round New York.”
At Noon on Saturday a single shot was fired into the air in opposition to the state’s new gun control law.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley turned out, and fired a shot. The two republicans are in favor of repealing the Safe Act.
Jaquetta Simmons is scheduled to be re-sentenced today for punching out an elderly Walmart cashier on Christmas Eve two years ago.
Simmons was originally sentenced to five years under New York’s so-called Granny Law for assaulting a person over 65.
But that sentence was ruled too harsh by an appeals court.
Simmons will now be sentenced to a year in jail and will likely serve far less than that.
Simmons was convicted of punching Batavia’s Grace Suozzi who was 70 at the time. She has not returned to work.
Gas prices have shot up eight cents over the past three weeks. The latest Lundberg Survey out Sunday puts the national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $3.25. Drivers in Albuquerque, New Mexico are paying the lowest at $2.97 a gallon.
Locally, the average on the reservation was $3.36 a gallon and 3.67 elsewhere in Genesee County.