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John J. Mills
District 11

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Majority 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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Ted Morton
District 8

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Lynne M. Dixon
District 9


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.

Legislature’s public hearing on proposed 2016 budget slated for Nov. 23

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Chairman of the Finance and Management’s Budget Committee, announces that the annual public hearing on the proposed 2016 Erie County budget will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Legislature, 92 Franklin St., Fourth Floor, Buffalo. All are welcome to attend and comment on the $1.6 billion budget.

Legislature approves changes to county ethics law, adds language to increase transparency

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law at the Oct. 22, 2015 session that amends and improves the Erie County Code of Ethics. The amendments now ensure that every elected official will fill out the ethics disclosure form for any year, or part of year, they spent in office, regardless if they still hold office at the time the form is due to be submitted.