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Comptroller Mychajliw wants inmates to pay copays for healthcare

“I am very concerned about the real costs of providing health care for those who are incarcerated, and I want to help decrease those costs. It only makes sense to me that inmates have some skin in the game when it comes to paying for their healthcare. If they have money to spend on snacks and candy at the jail commissary, they can afford a very low copay,” said Mychajliw.

Comptroller Mychajliw's Statement on the Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

"This afternoon I had the honor of attending the swearing in ceremony for Governor Andrew Cuomo. As I congratulated him on the start of his second term, I thought about how special it must be for him to carry on his father's legacy of public service. Later on, I read the news that the former Governor had passed away. Governor Mario Cuomo led this state during some very trying times, and despite many challenges, he always believed in New York and New Yorkers.

Comptroller Mychajliw Recieves National Accounting Award

High honors received for financial reporting under the leadership of Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.