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Kevin Hardwick
District 4

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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 announces April 12 Drive-Thru Disposal event to collect drugs, needles

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that Erie County will host a Free Drive-Thru Disposal event to collect medications and needles. All prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as needles will be accepted, no questions asked.

Legislator Hardwick: ‘Renew Local’ boosts county revenue

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds motorists that when their automobile registration renewal arrives in the mail to “Renew Local” using a green envelope from Erie County to keep more of the revenue here. The simple act of renewing locally keeps approximately $1.5 million dollars in Erie County each year that would otherwise go to New York State. 

March 2016 Column - Taking Stock

This month the County Executive delivers his annual state of the county address.  It is a useful vehicle to both assess our progress and chart our future.  With this in mind, I would like to use this space to make some of my own observations on the state of our county or at least that portion of it I represent in the County Legislature.

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.