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


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...

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...

Crews are replacing a cross culvert on Eastwood Road in the Town of Marilla. The road is closed between Williston Road and East Blood Road, expected to reopen on Oct. 27, 2017, or when work is complete. Detour is...

Leydecker Road (CR 364), in the Town of West Seneca, will be restricted from Seneca Street to East and West Road, starting on Monday, October 9 to allow for bridge deck repairs.  Restriction is expected...

Majority Leader Lorigo to host public input session at Elma Senior Centers on proposed ‘Dental Law’

Majority Leader Lorigo honors retiring member of the Sheriff’s K9 Team

September 2017 Column - Good government requires compromise

Majority Leader Lorigo announces funding approved for East & West Road repairs

Majority Leader Lorigo invites Amazon CEO to consider Erie County for company’s second headquarters

Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Information

Elma's Annunciation Church to host Erie County Senior Services' Powerful Tools for Caregivers class

Majority Leader Lorigo statement on Made in America Act

Majority Leader Lorigo announces County awards contracts to battle opioid/heroin epidemic

August 2017 Column - WNY needs Tax and Regulation Relief from Albany

Fall schedule of free rabies clinics

West Seneca Lions Club honored by Legislator Lorigo

July 2017 Column - Dental law is about protecting patients’ health

Majority Leader Lorigo announces Bullis Road Bridge reopened

Route 240 to be repaired from Holland Glenwood to Foote Road - July 24 to mid-August

Aurora Senior Center upgrades audiovisual equipment thanks to county investment

Majority Leader Lorigo introduces law requiring that all dental prosthetics be disclosed with their country of origin

Portion of Eastwood Road closed July 10-21

District Outreach Meeting to be held June 29 at Aurora Town Hall

Majority Leader opposes ECC tuition increase

Majority Leader Lorigo statement on NFTA adding fee for Uber, Lyft rides to and from airport

June 2017 Column - Outreaches come in many forms to bring county government closer to residents

Health Department to offer Concussion Training for Supervisors of Youth Contact Sports

Legislator Lorigo to host Satellite Hours at West Seneca Senior Center’s Summer Kick Off Party

Legislature supports Ruthie’s Law to improve accountability in nursing homes

Majority Leader Lorigo announces work on Maple Road to start June 19

District Outreach Meeting to be held June 8 at Colden Town Hall

Majority Leader Lorigo's statement on ridesharing starting June 29

Legislator Lorigo secures $30,000 in Primetime Funding for local Boys & Girls Club

Legislator Lorigo to host District Outreach Meeting at Elma Town Hall

Erie County Legislature approves Majority Leader Lorigo’s legislation, seeks proposals to fight opioid/heroin epidemic

Porterville Road Bridge in Marilla closed until September

May 2017 Column - Extending senior services into rural towns, addressing elder abuse

Erie County Legislature declares May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Erie County to collected hazardous waste materials on June 3 & August 5

April 2017 Column - NYS needs to use common sense, start ridesharing before July 4

Legislature votes in favor of maintaining higher qualifications for DPW commissioner

Legislature Chairman, Majority Leader discuss Control Board ignoring subpoena, refusal to attend public meeting

Erie County joins support to repeal burdensome SAFE Act regulations

Legislators approve resolution requesting meeting with ECFSA Board to review $100 million borrowing plan

Portion of Bullis Road to be closed for 3 months

February 2017 Column - Kicking the can down the road will hurt next generation of taxpayers

Majority Leader Lorigo named to ECIDA Board

Forum planned to discuss condition of Maple Road

January 2017 Column - State Needs to Take Responsibility for High Taxes and Provide Counties Mandate Relief

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo responds to Governor’s comments in State of the State about ridesharing

HEAP Outreach at Aurora Senior Center on Jan. 10