Erie County Legislature

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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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Dreamstime
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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Could ridesharing come to Western New York before July 9? The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution on Thursday which is requesting New York State to amend the ridesharing date to July 1. When the New York State budget passed, it began a 90-day clock for...
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Tom Puckett
March 23, 2017 - 7:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Legislature's majority brought in a proposal to amend the borrowing deal to take away the “credit mechanism” from the ECMC borrowing proposal, which they say will cost ECMC tens of millions of dollars when it borrows funds for its new emergency room. The amendment...
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