Erie County Legislature

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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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Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 06, 2018 - 2:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A showdown is expected at the Erie County Legislature when it comes to the 2019 Erie County Budget. The budget, which was initially presented by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in October , allocates the county $1.7 billion. A compromised budget was passed by an 8-3 vote...
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Old County Hall and Erie County Legislature building. October 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
November 29, 2018 - 11:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A public hearing commenced at the Erie County Legislature last night to discuss The Public Health Protection Act of 2018 . In essence, the law would prevent retail pharmacies from also selling tobacco-related products, and it also makes it illegal to smoke with children in the car...
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Members of the Erie County Legislature's Economic Development committee meet with HVS Consulting and Visit Buffalo Niagara for a briefing on a new convention center. October 11, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Visit Buffalo Niagara and HVS Consulting met with members of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday to present its findings on a study for a new convention center in the City of Buffalo. The presentation, similar to the one given on September 20, was different because it...
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Matt Moran
September 06, 2018 - 6:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In Thursday's Erie County Legislature Session a resolution was passed that protects residents and employees if Tonawanda Coke is shut down. Submitted by Chair Peter Savage and Legislator Kevin Hardwick, the resolution anticipates the closing. Hardwick expects the federal...
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Matt Moran
July 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature voted 10-1 in favor of the nominating E. Thomas Jones as the new Commissioner of the Erie County Water Authority. Minority Leader Joe Lorigo said he stood out amongst the rest during interviews and looks forward to what he can bring to the board. "...
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Matt Moran
July 20, 2018 - 5:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) -Five candidates were interviewed by the Erie County Legislature Thursday. They are looking to fill the open spot on the three-member County Water Authority Board. Because currently the two members are both democrats. The Legislature by law must nominate someone from the other...
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