State Sen. Sean Ryan, now overseeing $4B in economic spending, plans push for high-paying jobs in WNY (The Buffalo News)

Chris Bragg - The Buffalo News

Originally published in The Buffalo News

State Sen. Sean Ryan, who was appointed last week to lead a committee overseeing more than $4 billion in annual economic development spending, wants to use the position to ensure tax dollars are spent to create not just jobs, but good-paying ones.

The Buffalo Democrat described some of his plans for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business in an interview on Wednesday.

For the past four years, the committee had been led by a Democrat from Long Island, Anna Kaplan, who lost her re-election bid in 2022. That opened up the position for Ryan, who believes having a chairperson from Western New York will benefit the region.

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