Joe Lorigo

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. March 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 25, 2019 - 8:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN ) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is planning to create an “internet backbone” to pave the way for expanded coverage throughout Erie County, especially in rural areas. “We have cable in a good portion of Erie County but some of it is very slow,” Poloncarz explained to...
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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. September 20, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Erie County moves forward with plans for additional studies on a convention center, the prospect of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills in Downtown Buffalo continues to loom. CAA Icon in January asked Bills fans for their thoughts on a downtown stadium for the football...
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EC Executive Mark Poloncarz records video/WBEN Photo
February 28, 2019 - 3:34 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - It's well documented that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is very active on his social media pages, especially Twitter. However, some county legislators believe his presence on social media might go a tad too far. "There needs to be some type of policy, there needs to be some...
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Downtown Buffalo. October 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 21, 2019 - 6:26 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thursday's meeting of the Erie County Legislature is expected to feature a vote on pay raises for top county officials. The nine-member Citizens Salary Review Commission of Erie County concluded the county executive, comptroller, and sheriff should all receive pay raises. If...
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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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January 14, 2019 - 12:49 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Erie County Executice Mark Poloncarz maintains an aggressive profile on Twitter, tweeting about everything from county policy to sports. And his use of the social media platform is continuing to call into question the use of social media by county officials. The controversy erupted...
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January 04, 2019 - 6:18 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While it's not something within the control of Erie County government, the County Executive and Legislature are watching closely as Buffalo officials navigate their way through a new parking policy in the city that has drawn harsh criticism. The new parking policy which...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Mike Baggerman
December 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – We’re still well away from the 2019 election but one of the top races on the local front that will be highlighted include the election for Erie County Executive. Last week, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who planned to run against incumbent county executive Mark...
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October 23, 2018 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - What would happen if Erie County won the Mega Millions jackpot tonight? Think of the possibilities for Western New York if the county doubled its general budget overnight. In this completely hypothetical scenario, that's exactly what happens. WBEN asked Legislator Joe Lorigo and...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This week, the Citizens Salary Review Commission recommended pay increases for three elected Erie County officials. Erie County Executive, comptroller and sheriff have not received pay hikes since 1996. The commission recommended the county executive's salary rise from $103,248...
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