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John J. Mills
District 11

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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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Ted Morton
District 8

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Lynne M. Dixon
District 9


New ‘Pawn Shop Law’ will help law enforcement recover stolen goods

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law that is designed to aid members of law enforcement in the recovery of stolen items sold to pawn brokers and second-hand dealers. The local law, approved unanimously Thursday, Dec. 17, regulates the reselling of items, most notably requiring stores to hold items for two weeks. This would allow law enforcement time to search for and possibly recover stolen items.

Legislature puts stamp on 2016 budget in way of a tax decrease

For the second consecutive year, the Legislature’s Republican-aligned Majority Caucus delivered a tax decrease to the residents of Erie County. The 2016 Erie County budget, which was approved Dec. 1, lowers the tax rate while still funding services and programs that are important to residents.

Sheriff’s Office adds support to Narcotics Unit to fight heroin epidemic, Legislature approves request

Recognizing the serious and growing heroin and opioid issue facing Erie County, the Sheriff’s Office requested two additional deputies for the Narcotics Unit in the 2016 budget, which was approved by the Erie County Legislature at today’s annual budget meeting.

Legislature adopts 2016 budget, delivers second consecutive tax decrease

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus announces that the 2016 budget was adopted at today’s annual budget meeting with a tax decrease. The Majority Caucus’s amendments resulted in a reduced tax rate, while funding programs and services that are critical to the county’s function.

Erie County unveils Purple Heart sign, honors recipients of distinguished award for their sacrifices

Erie County has been designated a Purple Heart County, honoring those who were killed or wounded during combat of war and awarded this distinguished honor. The first sign marking this designation was unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 during a ceremony at the Rath Building.