Press Releases

7/2/14
July 2014 Column - Maintaining accountability in Erie County government

6/4/14
June 2014 Column - County should explore all options to complete additional road work
 
5/7/14
May 2014 Column - Majority Caucus improving efficiency within Legislature

5/2/14
Legislator Rath, business leaders to host Economic Development Forum

4/11/14
Legislator Rath announces Hopkins Road repairs to begin April 21
 
4/8/14
Community Forum April 10 to discuss repairs to Hopkins Road
 
4/3/14
April 2014 Column - Creating additional taxing district not the answer
 
3/13/14
Erie County calls for reform to state labor law
 
3/11/14
March 2014 Column - Review of the 2014 State of the county
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Press Releases - 2013

12/4/13
December 2013 Column - Deferring pension obligation not in the best interest of taxpayers

10/4/13
Legislator Rath to host fundraiser for Clarence Library

10/2/13
October 2013 Column - Support More Caseworkers Instead of More Management

9/20/13
Legislator Rath announces free, guided walk at Akron Falls Park 

9/18/13
Minority Caucus pleased with snowplow contract agreement 

8/20/13
Legislator Rath congratulates Clarence's first place Battle of the Books Team 

7/2/13
July 2013 Column - Investigating Medicaid fraud needs to be a priority of county executive

6/20/13
Legislator Rath names Wilson family Citizens of the Month for June 2013 

6/13/13
Radon Awareness Event - Saturday, June 22 at Clarence Farmers Market 

5/6/13
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off at ECC North on May 18 

5/6/13
May 2013 Column - County to introduce prescription drug collection boxes 

4/29/13
Legislator Rath opposes proposal to consider border crossing fee 

4/3/13
April 2013 Column - Solutions found through communication, notification

3/21/13
Legislator Rath announces funding for deputies to attend critical training program 

3/6/13
March 2013 Column - Changes needed at state, federal level concerning safety

2/19/13
Legislator Rath's Valentines for Veterans program delivers cards to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

2/13/13
Legislator Rath, county responds to safety concern on Goodrich Road

2/12/13
Legislator Rath co-sponsors resolution Opposing NY SAFE Act of 2013

2/11/13
Nominees sought for Legislature's Citizen of the Month Award 

2/6/13
February 2013 Column - Efficiency, reforms will help take control of an out-of-control situation

1/3/13
January 2013 Column - A focus on savings and growth in 2013

Press Releases - 2012

11/7/12
November 2012 Column - County needs to keep property taxes down

10/26/12
Legislator Rath, Cornell Cooperative Extension invite youths, families to 4-H Informational Meeting
 
10/3/12
October 2012 Column - Calling for end to chargeback fees

9/6/12
September 2012 Column - Government should assist businesses

8/30/12
Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic Sept. 12 at Clarence Highway Garage

8/24/12
Legislator Rath announces FASNY grant available to volunteer firefighters pursing higher education at ECC

8/6/12
August 2012 Column - ‘25 Businesses in 25 Days’ focusing on commerce

7/16/12
Legislator Rath honors Newstead resident for promoting life-saving measures

7/6/12
July 2012 Column - Primary expense unnecessary burden for taxpayers

6/25/12
Legislator Rath honors 2012 Envirothon winners

6/19/12
Cultural funding application available through Legislator Rath’s Office

6/6/12
June 2012 Column - Thruway Authority proposed toll increase would hurt consumers, businesses

5/3/12
May 2012 Column - Addressing issue of expired union contracts

4/27/12
Legislator Rath's Spring 2012 Newsletter

4/26/12
Legislator Rath announces Hazardous Waste Drop-Off at ECC North on May 12

3/21/12
Maple Road reconstruction to reduce wait time, improve air quality

3/19/12
Legislator Rath to mark 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week with Outreach Program

3/8/12
March 2012 Column - Erie County can’t bank on sales tax revenue

2/17/12
Legislator Rath announces passage of law prohibiting cyberbullying in Erie County

2/1/12
January 2012 Column - The good, the bad, and the underfunded

1/13/12
HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 31 at Amherst Senior Center

1/9/12
Legislator Rath named to Public Safety, Economic Development & Government Affairs committees

1/4/12
January 2012 Column - Erie County begins 2012 with positive news

1/3/12
Legislator Rath's Winter 2011 Newsletter

Press Releases - 2011

12/2/11
November 2011 Column - A successful budget process requires participation from everyone involved

10/26/11
October 2011 Column - Cyber-bullying must not be ignored any longer

10/21/11
Legislator Rath supports funding for critical public safety improvements

08/12/11
Legislators Rath and Walter Remind Residents About Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

07/27/11
July 2011 Column: Savings are jeopardized by political game play

07/25/11
Legislator Rath applauds creation of statewide adult alert system

07/12/11
Legislator Rath's Summer 2011 Newsletter

07/11/11
Legislator Rath announces ‘Retirement Income Strategies’ to be presented at Senior Center

06/22/11
June 2011 Column - Potential development must be granted exemption

06/22/11
Legislator Rath announces Bicycle Route Guide now available

06/20/11
Erie County Silver Alert System Implemented

05/31/11
May 2011 Column - Investments made in county will be future assets

05/23/11
Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic will be held May 25

05/23/11
Legislator Rath, UNYTS to host blood drive during Williamsville Farmers Market

05/13/11
Hot Spot Fishing Maps available through Legislator Rath’s office

04/19/11
Legislator Rath announces Erie County to participate in National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day

04/12/11
Legislator Rath's March 2011 Newsletter

04/11/11
Legislator Rath announces availability of second emergency HEAP benefits

03/23/11
Amberst Bee March Column: Auditing practices in Erie County prove insufficient

03/18/11
Legislator Rath honors ECC hockey team, coach on winning National title

03/09/11
Legislator Rath plans District Outreach Meeting for March

03/01/11
County’s Minority Caucus opposes imposing registration fee on bicycles

02/23/11
Legislator Rath announces 2011 Williamsville Winterfest Snow Sculpture Contest Winners

02/23/11
Amherst Bee February Column: There is much to accomplish in local government

02/07/11
Legislator Rath plans February District Outreach Meetings

02/03/11
Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings available; orders due March 18

Press Releases - 2010

12/09/10
Legislator Rath announces County news in newsletter

12/06/10
Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 14 at Amherst Town Hall

11/19/10
Legislature honors Sheriff Deputy for efforts to combat human trafficking

11/05/10
Local law to create Erie County Silver Alert System approved

11/04/10
Budget needs to reduce spending, hold line on taxes

10/15/10
Legislature accepts grant for Libraries to install self checkout system, improve efficiency

09/21/10
Legislator Rath proposes local law to create 'Erie County Silver Alert System'

09/13/10
Legislator Rath announces Electronic Recycling Day will be held Sept. 18

09/03/10
Legislator Rath announces new Bicycle Route Guide now available

08/27/10
Legislator Rath partners with UNYTS to host blood drive

08/05/10
Amherst Bee Column - District outreach meetings provide further accessibility

07/27/10
Legislator Rath announces Outreach Meeting schedule for August

07/27/10
Legislator Rath announces grant will assist volunteer firefighters with recruitment

07/02/10
Legislator Rath reminds residents of July Outreach Meetings

06/21/10
Legislator Rath outlines plan to reopen portion of Hopkins Road

05/25/10
Legislator Rath plans District Outreach Meetings in June

05/21/10
Amber Alerts to appear on all County owned cell phones, Republican Caucus proudly supports action

05/05/10
Passports Outreach

04/28/10
Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day set for May 8

04/28/10
Legislator Rath secures funding for Erie County Fire Training Academy

04/26/10
Legislator Rath adds evening hours to Outreach Meetings schedule

04/20/10
Legislator Rath arranges for donation of treadmills to Williamsville Fire Department

04/07/10
Legislator Rath announces Unwanted Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Day

04/05/10
Legislator Rath announces meeting to discuss plan for repairing Hopkins Road

04/05/10
Legislator Rath announces opportunity to file taxes for free

03/15/10
Residents invited to bring concerns to Legislator Rath during outreach meetings

03/15/10
Republican Caucus applauds County Executive's efforts, plans for $44 million surplus

02/24/10
Closing of District Offices Will Save Taxpayers Money

Press Releases - 2009

12/01/09
Legislative Republican Caucus Opposes Passage of Budget Amendments in 2010 Budget

10/19/09
LEGISLATOR RATH AND COUNCILMAN WEINSTEIN ANNOUNCE RECIEPT OF FUNDS FOR RE-CONSTRUCTION OF MAPLE ROAD

10/02/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE'S MINORITY CAUCUS COMMENTS ON 2010 PROPOSED BUDGET

09/10/09
Legislative Republican Caucus Votes to Sustain County Executive's Veto of Local Law

09/08/09
Erie County Legislature Demands Equal Funding for Road and Bridge Projects From State

08/06/09
Rath Announces "Passports on the Move" coming to Amherst

08/04/09
Ed Rath Announces Greater Buffalo/Niagara Bicycle Route Maps Available

07/24/09
LEGISLATORS RATH AND WALTER SPEAK OUT AGAINST LEGISLATURE'S MOVE TO INCREASE COSTS TO NOT-FOR-PROFITS

06/09/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SEEK TO DOWNSIZE LEGISLATURE AND CREATE TERM LIMITS

06/03/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS APPLAUD ECFSA VOTE TO REVERT TO ADVISORY STATUS

04/24/09
LEGISLATOR RATH SUPPORTS REMOVAL OF VEHICLE USE TAX

04/03/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS OPPOSES "CARD CHECK" LAW

04/02/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED 2009 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

03/31/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED 2009 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

03/11/09
LEGISLATOR URGES PASSING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM PROTECTION BILL

03/10/09
LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE DISCUSSING OVER $7 MILLION OWED ERIE COUNTY

02/17/09
CHANGE IN DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

02/09/09
LEGISLATOR RATH TRAVELS TO ALBANY TO DEMAND STAR REFORM

02/04/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS ANNOUNCES "FAIR DEAL FOR ERIE COUNTY TAXPAYERS"

Press Releases - 2008

12/01/08
Erie County Legislature Minority Caucus Announces Property Tax Cut Plan

10/06/08
Legislators Call on Erie County to Borrow for Capital Projects

10/01/08
LEGISLATORS MILLS AND RATH CALL ON STATE TO REJECT PROPOSAL TO MOVE VITAL RECORD REGISTRAR TO COUNTY

07/18/08
Legislators Support Reducing Legislature from 15 to 9

02/25/08
Rath Fights Against the Exploitation of Children on the Internet

Resolutions

Resolutions:

Legislator Rath demands implementation of performance based budgeting

Legislator Rath seeks to stop the exploitation of children via the Internet

Legislator Rath co-sponsors resolution to save taxpayer money by utilizing GPS technology