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Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo -
District 10

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: 858-8922
Fax: 858-8895
Email: joseph.lorigo@erie.gov

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Erie County’s 2018 budget approved 11-0

The Erie County Legislature approved the amended 2018 Erie County budget at today’s session by a vote of 11-0. The budget lowers the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year while providing funding for critical services and invests in several community organizations and service groups.


Majority Leader Lorigo announces exemption for Cold War veterans signed

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is pleased that his law to provide property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans has been signed by the County Executive.

Legislator Lorigo awards grant to Elma CERT

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that a grant has been awarded to Elma Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to be used to purchase a laptop and equipment in support of CERT’s efforts to assist first responders and residents during emergencies.


November 2017 Column - Local and National Tax Reform Discussions

As this column hits newsstands, I will be arriving in Washington D.C. to participate in a panel discussion at the invitation of the White House to discuss tax reform. This invitation comes at a time when taxpayers have many concerns about the national discussion, and I look forward to being a voice for Erie County residents.


HEAP Outreach at West Seneca Senior Center on Dec. 14

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that the HEAP application process is open. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households. Complete HEAP information can be found HERE. 

Legislator Lorigo Invited to Washington to Talk Tax Reform

Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has received and accepted a formal invitation from the President’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to discuss Tax Reform at The White House. Legislator Lorigo will meet directly with Cabinet Secretaries, members of the President’s senior staff, and other local elected officials.


Majority Leader Lorigo names Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center advocates as Citizens of the Month

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has named Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center (CPC) as the November 2017 Citizens of the Month in recognition of the members’ relentless and inspirational fight to keep the center located in West Seneca open to serve children in need.

Majority Leader Lorigo sponsors law in support of exemption for Cold War veterans

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has submitted a law that protects Erie County Cold War veterans’ property tax exemption.


October 2017 Column - Real conversation, not social media shows the true feelings of America

As I sit here enjoying the unseasonably warm fall we’re having, I can’t help but reflect on the last year.  Since the 2016 presidential campaign, it feels like the people in this country have become more divided than at any time I can remember.  If you pay attention to cable news or social media, it’s nearly impossible not to feel that way.  That’s why it’s so important to talk to people.  


Majority Leader Lorigo announces significant community development contribution from Batavia Downs

On October 11, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Chairman of the Legislature's Finance and Management Committee, joined Henry Wojtaszek, President/CEO of Batavia Downs Gaming, Thurman Thomas, Hall of Fame former Buffalo Bills running back, Vice Chair of NYS Tourism Advisory Council and Batavia Downs Ambassador, Lee Zarpentine, Labor Relations Representative of United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU), Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and Mike Nolan, COO of Batavia Downs to announce Erie County has received $545,984 from Batavia Downs Gaming in the second quarter of 2017 alone.