Erie County Legislature

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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Matt Moran
July 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Erie County Democratic Majority Caucus and Labor leaders came together as they look to fight against the Supreme Court's Janus Decision. The Supreme Court made the decision last month that will allow union members to earn benefits off their unions without...
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Matt Moran
May 24, 2018 - 5:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Legislature passed County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw's request for an independent investigation of sexual assault against former Social Services Commissioner Albert Dirschberger. Dirschberger was indicted on chargers of rape in January and Mychajliw wants this...
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March 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following a firestorm of controversy surrounding reports that a new contract for Erie County Water Authority Executive Director Earl Jann includes a "golden parachute" that would pay him more than $300 thousand in the event he is forced out for political reasons, authority...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County legislators Thursday took quick action on a proposal called for by Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and submitted by legislator Joe Lorigo that will name a special counsel to investigate sexual assault claims against Erie County. A notice of claim was recently filed...
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Richard Root
December 22, 2017 - 4:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke introduced legislation Thursday that would ban smoking in a car while a child was inside. Burke says he was inspired when he saw a woman smoking in a car with a toddler in the back seat. "I was just, kind of, aghast, as I think most people...
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Richard Root
November 08, 2017 - 5:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It's been four years, but last night Democrats took back control of the Erie County Legislature. Republicans had two chances to keep their 6 to 5 majority. One was with incumbent Ted Morton, who lost to political upstart John Bruso by 631 votes, a four percent margin. Morton...
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