April Baskin

Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 06, 2019 - 2:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lawmaking body of Erie County will remain in control of democrats by a 7-to-4 margin following Election 2019. Democrats Howard Johnson, April Baskin, Lisa Chimera, and Tim Meyers handily defeated their respective opponents. For Johnson, Chimera, and Meyers, it is their...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers took a small step forward in the implementation of body cameras for the sheriff's department. During the regularly scheduled public safety committee meeting, the legislature unanimously approved an amendment on a resolution which would provide $600,000...
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June 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday afternoon, the Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a law that will create a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board, which will be tasked with providing more oversight for the sheriff's office. The law "will establish a board of specialists and...
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Legislator April Baskin on July 25, 2018. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers have a $45 Million surplus to discuss Thursday. There are two very different sides as to how to handle that money. About $31 Million of the surplus has already been committed to ECMC. County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to use at least $5 Million for...
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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. September 20, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Erie County moves forward with plans for additional studies on a convention center, the prospect of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills in Downtown Buffalo continues to loom. CAA Icon in January asked Bills fans for their thoughts on a downtown stadium for the football...
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Brendan Keany
December 13, 2018 - 5:03 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Public Safety Committee, comprised of legislators from the Erie County Legislature, held a discussion this afternoon on the topic of body-cams. The legislature invited County Sheriff Tim Howard to attend and to offer his thoughts on an issue that has been...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking to bring in New York City-based production company "Big Fish Entertainment", which produces shows like Live PD, for a law enforcement documentary. In addition to Live PD, Big Fish Entertainment is the production company behind...
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