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COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW: ECC ENROLLMENT DECLINES, STATE’S FREE TUITION PROGRAM FAILING IN FIRST ROLLOUT

March 18, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released a report examining declining enrollment at SUNY Erie (ECC) and the significant issues this could cause in the immediate future for the college. Taking a hard look at the numbers, Comptroller Mychajliw included figures from Gov. Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and still failing to increase enrollment.

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW’S COMPREHENSIVE REPORT AWARDED NATIONAL HONORS

February 25, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announces that for the second time this year, his office has received national recognition for its reporting skills. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) notified Comptroller Mychajliw that his 2017 fiscal year-end Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. 

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW PROVIDES TAXPAYERS LIST OF FREE, INCOME TAX PREP OPTIONS

February 11, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw reminds taxpayers that “tax season” is here and free assistance is available for those who need help preparing their tax filings. Income taxes are due Monday, April 15, 2019.  Comptroller Mychajliw, a consumer advocate and Erie County’s top fiscal officer, reminds families to do their due diligence to find reputable agencies that provide free assistance in preparing tax returns.

Comptroller Stefan 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, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

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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.