Erie County Legislature

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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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Mike Baggerman
August 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Made in America Act was approved by the Erie County Legislature by a 9-1 vote during a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The act will require the county to use American labor for at least 51 percent of the costs of any product or service greater than $10,000. It was...
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Mike Baggerman
August 01, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LANCASTER, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Legislator Ted Morton introduced the Made in America Act, which would require Erie County to purchase American goods using American manufacturers for any purchase or service greater than $10,000. The bill still needs to be passed by the Erie County Legislature...
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Mike Baggerman
June 08, 2017 - 9:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In Erie County's long-lasting battle against opioid addiction and the epidemic, the county legislature previously approved the allocation of $1 million in funds towards additional efforts to combat the epidemic. "The additional funding allocated today will go a long way to...
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Dave Debo
June 06, 2017 - 6:49 am
(WBEN) Today's the day that candidates start to circulate petitions to get them on the ballot in September primaries and ultimately in November, but party officials suggest that the big marquee races are not the ones that will need the most effort. "All of our endorsed candidates will not have a...
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Mike Baggerman
April 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature put a resolution into committee on Thursday which asked Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard to visit the committee to discuss his actions on April 1. Howard wore a police uniform at a political rally which drew criticism from local leaders. The...
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