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Minority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

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Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

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Edward A. Rath III
District 6

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Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

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 John J. Mills
District 11

 

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislature Chairman subpoenas Erie County Control Board members after refusal to attend Legislature meeting

Erie County Legislature Chairman John J. Mills today subpoenaed the six members of the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority’s (ECFSA) board after they ignored a resolution passed unanimously by the Legislature asking for a public discussion with board members to fully vet the $120 million borrowing plan for ECMC, which the ECFSA approved on Wednesday, March 15th in a 5-1 vote. The subpoenas were given to Ken Vetter, ECFSA Executive Director at a meeting of the Finance and Management Committee.

Legislators approve resolution requesting meeting with ECFSA Board to review $100 million borrowing plan

Members of the Erie County Legislature have requested that the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (ECFSA) Board appear at the next Finance and Management Committee meeting to discuss the new plan that would allow the ECFSA to borrow on behalf of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) new emergency room. To account for the borrowing the County Executive has submitted a Declaration of Need, which requires Legislative approval.

Erie County joins support to repeal burdensome SAFE Act regulations

The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution supporting the repeal of the SAFE Act in Upstate New York at the Thursday, March 9, 2017 session. The resolution, sponsored by the Majority Caucus, supports a Senate bill that calls for the repeal of the unnecessary regulations placed on lawful gun owners that accomplish nothing but creating bureaucratic, expensive hoops to jump through.

Erie County Legislature takes action to protect Great Lakes funding

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution that requests that federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative be maintained to insure that the progress already made to keep Lake Erie clean continues.

Erie County Legislators deliver thousands of Valentine’s Day cards to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Members of the Erie County Legislature delivered thousands of cards through the Valentine’s for Veterans program to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Cards were also delivered to veteran’s posts throughout Erie County, the VA Clinics in Lackawanna and Springville, and the new Freedom Lounge at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.