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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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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.

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.