Erie County Legislature

Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 03, 2019 - 3:13 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) When New York's plastic bag ban takes effect next year, counties have the option of collecting five cents for paper bags. While one Erie County lawmaker wonders why a vote hasn't taken place, another says it's not necessary. "I would like to know what the holdup is," says Erie...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 29, 2019 - 9:08 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday evening, the Erie County Legislature conducted a public hearing regarding the potential establishment of a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board. The Erie County Legislature is currently holding a public meeting regarding the potential establishment of...
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May 23, 2019 - 5:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - It was a wild day at the Erie County Legislature. Things are certainly contentious in the EC Legislative session this afternoon. @NewsRadio930 pic.twitter.com/kVHUGco4YI — Brendan Keany (@BrendanKeany) May 23, 2019 But after all was said and done, the body approved...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 28, 2019 - 9:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Erie County Legislators Peter Savage , Barbara Miller-Williams and Tom Loughran have or are leaving the legislature. Savage has been appointed as a city judge, Loughran is not running for re-election and Miller-Williams has been replaced by Howard Johnson, as she...
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February 21, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislators voted along their caucus allegiances to approve salary increases for the top three elected leaders in the county. The 6-5 vote followed spirited discussion of an amendment that would have removed annual increases tied to the consumer price index from...
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Erie County Legislature on Franklin Street in Buffalo. January 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) -The Erie County Legislature unanimously voted to give some relief to federal government workers by extending their property tax due date. "We had asked for the county to draft a policy where federal employees affected by the government shutdown would get a 90-day...
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Tim Wenger
December 18, 2018 - 10:40 pm
Tuesday’s seemingly dramatic and publicity-mongering decision by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick to realign from the Republican caucus to the Democratic caucus in the legislative body is just a fresh reminder that politicians, in general, live life like sewer rats. After decades of calling...
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Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reaction from county officials were largely partisan after the news broke on Tuesday morning that Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is no longer going to conference with republicans. Hardwick, who has been a republican for four decades, said he's joining the democratic...
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Brendan Keany
December 14, 2018 - 12:55 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - It's been a busy couple months for Thurman Thomas, who had his number 34 retired by the Bills in October, and is now trying his hand in being an advocate for cash-bail reform for non-violent offenders in the prison system. Thomas spoke on the floor at the Erie County Legislature...
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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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