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Kevin Hardwick
District 4

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8672
Fax: 858-8895

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Legislator Hardwick applauds finalization of law banning microbeads

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that the county law banning the sale of microbeads has been signed and officially goes into effect in six months.

August 2015 Column - Competition from FIOS Expansion Would Benefit All

On August 5th I testified at a public hearing in Buffalo conducted by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding the state of telecommunications in our region.  I focused on the lack of competition for high speed broadband internet service for much of Western New York.  Buffalo residents, for instance, do not have access to Verizon’s FIOS service and must rely almost exclusively on Time Warner Cable for such service.  In my legislative district, FIOS is available in the Town of Tonawanda, but not in the City of Tonawanda or Grand Island.

Legislator Hardwick urges expansion of broadband services

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick recently testified at a public hearing held in Buffalo by the New York State Public Service Commission in support of the expansion of broadband in his district, including Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda.

July 2015 Column - Summer of ‘15

Six months ago we were contending with one of the most brutal Februarys in recent memory.  It seemed like it would never end.  But it did.  Now it is July.  The temperature is well above the freezing mark we failed to achieve in February and the kids are out of school.  Let’s enjoy this summer.  After all, we’ve earned it.

June 2015 Column - Erie Community College must be made affordable for all

Excelsior. It is a Latin word meaning “ever upward,” and it is the motto of New York State. I have been thinking about it a great deal recently as I read article after article about the problem of income inequality and the thousands of children in our community who are living in poverty. Many writers have proposed remedies for this situation.