Joe Lorigo

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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Tom Puckett
September 07, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo is extending an invitation to Amazon's CEO to visit the region in the hopes of bringing the company's new headquarters to Western New York. Amazon should strongly consider looking at Erie County for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, and I am...
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Tom Puckett
June 27, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County lawmaker says while he's happy about a ridesharing deal reached between Uber, Lyft and the NFTA, he's worried customers may end up shortchanged. "Who's taking care of the passengers, that's my main concern," says Legislator Joe Lorigo. "Obviously, this cost is...
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Mike Baggerman
June 08, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved "Ruthie's Law" on Thursday afternoon. Ruthie's Law was originally proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in March. It's a law which will require nursing homes to provide semi-annual reports to the Erie County...
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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 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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Mike Baggerman
March 30, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - One of the many goals for Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz as stated in his state of the county address on Wednesday was implementing a “Fair Housing Law”. “It’s a law that not only protects individuals from all forms of housing discrimination but it gives our citizens an...
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