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Lynne Dixon
District 9


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92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
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Erie County Legislature requests more State aid for schools

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased that the Legislature unanimously approved a resolution she cosponsored at the Feb. 18 session, calling on New York State to repeal the Gap Elimination Adjustment Law. The law, which reduces the amount of state aid received by school districts, was first imposed in the 2010 to help close New York State’s multi-billion dollar deficit by taking funding away from schools.

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet’s 7th annual Prom Dress Drive returns in March

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners announce that dresses will be collected for the 7th annual Prom Dress Drive from March 1 - March 31.  The dresses will then be cleaned free of charge thanks to Urban Valet and made available to local high school girls who are in need of a dress for prom.

Legislator Dixon, students thank military personnel through Valentines for Veterans

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the cards created during her 6th annual Valentines for Veterans program are ready to be delivered. Working with students at schools throughout the district she represents, including St. Mary of the Lake Bright Future Early Learning Center in Hamburg, Lorraine Academy in the Buffalo School District and Global Concepts Charter School in Lackawanna, hundreds of handmade cards will be given to veterans and active members of the military to show them they are appreciated.

Legislator Dixon announces Judith MacDonald Day in Erie County

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that Jan. 29, 2016 will be Judith MacDonald Day in Erie County in recognition for her 33 years of dedication to Catholic education in Erie County. Legislator Dixon presented the proclamation to Mrs. MacDonald, principal of Southtowns Catholic School of St. John Paul II Parish in Lake View, during a ceremony held Friday, January 22, 2016.

January 2016 Column - Heroin – What is Erie County doing about this epidemic?

Erie County has started off the New Year with a major push to address the heroin and opioid issue. In mid-January, the Health and Human Services Committee, of which I am honored of serve as chairwoman, hosted an informational meeting with the County Health Department, Sheriff’s Office and local advocates, including two mothers who lost their sons to addiction, along with Dr. Thomas Schenk, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. This discussion brought to light various aspects of this battle that need to be addressed.