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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: NYS must end law blocking school aid

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that Erie County is calling on New York State to finally end the Gap Elimination Adjustment Law that drastically reduced the amount of aid to school districts for the past six years. In all, NYS schools saw a loss of $7 billion, resulting in cuts to many programs. 

February Column - Public Input Invaluable

Last week I voted in favor of moving the closing time for bars in Erie County from the current 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.  The resolution, however, failed to pass.  This is not a column about my vote or why I think more of my colleagues should have voted with me.  Instead, it is an article about how I arrived at my decision and the value of public comments.

Legislator Hardwick’s 6th annual Valentines for Veterans program thanks military personnel

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces his 6th annual Valentines for Veterans program was once again a great success, creating thousands of cards for local servicemen and women, which will be distributed thanks to a partnership with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

Legislator Hardwick announces HEAP Outreach on Grand Island

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Grand Island Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

January 2016 Column - New Year Brings New Faces to Key Positions

The last week of 2015 and the first day of 2016 were extremely hectic.  Much time was spent watching other recently elected officials take their oaths of office.  It began shortly after Christmas with the ceremonies for our new State Supreme Court Justices, Emilio Colaiacovo and Frank Sedita.  Both are good men and will make fine judges.