Niagara Times has learned that the Niagara County Legislature's Majority Caucus has scrapped plans to change its key leadership position. Current Majority Leader Rick Updegrove was previously rumored to pass the seat to Niagara Falls Democrat Jason Murgia.
From what sources have told us, the Majority Caucus had sought an opinion from the county attorney as to the legality of having a Dem as the leader. Apparently the attorney told the caucus that such a move would be a violation of county rules because the Majority Leader legally must be from the majority party, thus Murgia would be ineligible to hold the position.
At this point, Updegrove will retain the Majority Leader's position, while Murgia will continue to Chair the Administration Committee.