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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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Legislators request change in state law to require copays for inmates

Legislator Edward Rath and Legislator Joseph Lorigo have introduced a resolution to the Erie County Legislature that requests New York State approve legislation that would require inmates to pay a copay for healthcare they receive while incarcerated. Without state approval, Erie County is not able to impose this charge, which would save tax dollars.

January 2015 Column - Rising cost of chargeback fees highlights need for new STEM building at North Campus

When an Erie County resident chooses to attend a community college in a neighboring county, say Niagara or Genesee, Erie County receives a bill at the end of the year for chargeback fees. That amount has risen significantly over the years, totaling $5.4 million for 2012-2013. These are Erie County tax dollars that are directly going to other counties.  

Legislator Rath responds to announcement that frivolous ECC lawsuit dismissed

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath was pleased to learn that a lawsuit attempting to stop development at Erie Community College’s North Campus has been dismissed.

ECC celebrates continued success through state’s FASNY tuition reimbursement program

I am pleased to learn that a notable number of students are taking advantage of the FASNY tuition program and committing themselves to serve their volunteer fire company. This program is a great benefit for the community, fire departments, ECC and students. I hope that we continue to see an increase in participation and applaud those who have enrolled in the program, earning a quality education while serving those in need.

Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreaches

HEAP Outreaches will be held Monday, Dec. 8 at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst; Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Newstead Public Library, 33 Main St., Akron (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to library hours); and Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at Clarence Town Hall, 1 Town Place, Clarence.