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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



Legislators plan Elder Abuse Outreaches to address threats to vulnerable residents

Members of the Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus have scheduled Elder Abuse Outreaches to address the various forms of abuse that threaten senior citizens on a daily basis, and to provide valuable assistance to seniors. In total, more than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported in Erie County each year and the Legislators are utilizing experts to address these concerns.

Legislature approves CSEA contract

At a special session held Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, the Erie County Legislature approved the CSEA Local 815 contract for approximately 2,600 members with a vote of 11-0.

Chairman Mills announces special session to consider CSEA contract

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills announces that the Erie County Legislature will hold a special session at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 in the chambers, 92 Franklin St., Fourth Floor, Buffalo, to vote on approval of the CSEA contract, which was recently approved by union members.

Chairman requests County Executive utilize Control Board to save money on borrowing

Erie County Legislature Chairman John J. Mills sent a letter to County Executive Mark Poloncarz strongly urging him to issue the Declaration of Need to allow the county to borrow its annual Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) through the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (Control Board) at a lower cost to taxpayers. Without a Declaration of Need, the county will be confined to borrowing through the Comptroller’s Office, which has historically been the more costly option.

Legislators place friendly bet on Battle of the Books

The Erie County Legislature has wagered a friendly bet on the 16th annual Battle of the Books. The Legislator that represents the winning branch will personally pay for a pizza party for the team members and advisors. Best of luck to all the teams competing on Saturday, Aug. 2 at ECC South.