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district 11

Chairman 
John J. Mills
District 11

district 4

Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

district 6

Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

district 8

Edward A. Rath III
District 6

district 9

Ted Morton
District 8

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislature continues reforms to increase public participation in legislative process

In the wake of recent concerns by Legislators over the lack of constituent attendance at legislative public hearings, Erie County Legislator Ted Morton and Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announce that the Legislature approved a reform measure (10-0) requiring legislative public hearings be held no earlier than 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Information on National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation proposed rate increase

In April 2016, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (NFG) requested that the New York State Public Service Commission approve an increase in its gas deliery rates. As part of the process, the public is invited to speak. Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 -- 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. -- at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Central Branch in the Central Meeting Room, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.

Erie County urges NYS to go forward with ‘open road tolling’ across the state

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high speed EZ Pass system that doesn’t require stopping and thus bringing with it many improvements.

Chairman, Vice Chairman of Legislature Budget Committee release statement on proposed 2017 budget

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo, Chairman of the Legislature Budget Committee, and Legislator Edward A. Rath, Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, have released the following statement on the proposed 2017 budget.

Legislature recognizes Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, joined by Legislature Chairman John Mills, Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward Rath, Legislator Ted Morton and County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, presented a proclamation to Hamburg resident Laura Seil Ruszczyk on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, announcing that Erie County has designated October 2016 as Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Ruszczyk, who was diagnosed with the medical condition six years ago, has been working with Dysautonomia International to raise awareness of this disorder. Advocates like Ms. Seil Ruszczyk continue to fight to bring medical treatment to this region so that patients don’t have to travel hundreds of miles.