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Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The license plate controversy will be one of the first things addressed by the Erie County Legislature in their return from August recess on Thursday. Erie County Legislator John Bruso, who is also the democratic majority leader, has introduced a resolution opposing Governor...
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Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers took a small step forward in the implementation of body cameras for the sheriff's department. During the regularly scheduled public safety committee meeting, the legislature unanimously approved an amendment on a resolution which would provide $600,000...
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Legislator April Baskin on July 25, 2018. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers have a $45 Million surplus to discuss Thursday. There are two very different sides as to how to handle that money. About $31 Million of the surplus has already been committed to ECMC. County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to use at least $5 Million for...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 28, 2019 - 9:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Erie County Legislators Peter Savage , Barbara Miller-Williams and Tom Loughran have or are leaving the legislature. Savage has been appointed as a city judge, Loughran is not running for re-election and Miller-Williams has been replaced by Howard Johnson, as she...
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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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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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