Erie County Legislature

Off Track Betting site in Williamsville (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Representatives from Western Region Off Track Betting and Batavia Downs Casino were pressed on corruption allegations by members of the Erie County Legislature during Wednesday's regularly scheduled Government Affairs Committee meeting. As was first reported by Investigative...
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Erie County Parks Playground. July 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany).jpg
August 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday morning, the Erie County Legislature held a meeting to decide the best plan of attack regarding a recent report that showed elevated levels of lead in playground equipments at various county parks. On July 24, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw called on...
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July 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Erie County Legislature is communicating with the sheriff's office to help implement a body camera program for deputies, and the goal is to roll out a program in October. However, there are some hurdles to clear before body cams become a reality. Sheriff Tim...
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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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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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