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Hon. Joseph C. Lorigo

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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

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Legislator Lorigo announces HEAP Outreaches at town senior centers

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, and Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., #A, East Aurora. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. All applicants will be interviewed.   

November 2016 Column - We must come together and work towards a better future

I woke up early this past Election Day and attempted to put my thoughts into words. In the end, I shared the following Facebook post: “It has finally arrived. It is Election Day 2016, and the polls have just opened. In truth, today seems to have a much more somber tone to it than previous election days.

Legislator Lorigo announces Legislature revises public hearing schedule to accommodate residents

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo announces that the Legislature unanimously approved a resolution on Nov. 3, 2016 that is aimed at increasing public participation in county government. Cosponsored by Majority Leader Lorigo, Chairman John Mills and Legislator Ted Morton, the resolution will force a rule change to require that all Legislature public hearings be held no earlier than 6 p.m.

September 2016 column - Road study finds nearly 25 percent of county roads rated ‘poor’

Earlier this week I joined some of my colleagues in the Majority Caucus to discuss road conditions at a press event and bring attention to just a few of the many roadways that need repair. The next day, I met with the Aurora Town Supervisor, Elma Town Supervisor and concerned residents on Maple Road to talk about that stretch of roadway from West Blood to the village.

Majority Leader Lorigo submits law to support county employees serving in the military

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has submitted a law to ensure that Erie County employees who are serving our country receive their full county pay while on military personnel leave. Currently, many reservists receive a lower salary during periods of deployment and training.

Majority Leader Lorigo statement on County Executive playing politics with military pay

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo: “I am happy to hear the County Executive agrees with Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, the independent Charter Review Commission, and the Erie County Legislature on supporting continued pay for active duty military members.  This idea was proposed several months ago, vetted throughout the charter revision process, and approved twice by the Legislature.  It is evident that by signing his “executive order” today, the County Executive is doing what he does best—playing politics.  Rather than sign the approved Charter Revision Law today to ensure it is placed on the ballot this November, the County Executive is cherry picking positive ideas so that he can’t be criticized for not implementing them.  His continued disrespect for the proper legislative process is disheartening.  Unfortunately, this time he is using members of the military to shield his actions.

Legislators Lorigo, Dixon meet with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s first Primetime interns

Erie County Legislators Joseph Lorigo and Lynne Dixon met with some of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County’s (CCE Erie) 4-H Youth Community Action Network (CAN) teen leader interns, who were the first to be supported by Erie County’s Primetime Funding Program, and found the experience was extremely successful.

Cornell Cooperative Extension announces public meetings for Capital Project

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors, announces that Cornell Cooperative Extension is currently working with a consultant on a Capital Project Plan to provide a roadmap for constructing a new CCE of Erie County facility for hands-on education and training of youth and adults from throughout the county.

August 2016 Column - Community spirit traverses the globe through Olympics while local heroes continue to step up daily

It is difficult some days to remember there is still good in this world. However, we don’t have to look further than our own small communities to be reminded there are many people working hard each and every day to make life a lot better.

Majority Leader Lorigo releases statement following County Executive’s approval of ‘Concussion Law’

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has released a statement following the County Executive’s announcement he has approved the local Concussion Law