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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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Erie County calls on Albany to repeal law that has withheld billions in school aid

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution he sponsored calling for the repeal of the State’s Gap Elimination Adjustment Law that has caused a large financial burden for school districts the past six years. The law, which was passed in 2010, withheld aid to school districts to help close New York State’s multi-billion dollar deficit. As a result, the quality of local education has been affected.

Valentines for Veterans thanks local heroes

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is pleased to announce that he is once again partnering with local schools for the annual Valentines for Veterans program. In its sixth year, the program has delivered thousands of cards to local veterans and servicemen and women to thank them for their service and let them know they are remembered this holiday. 

ECIDA loses focus, urged to get back on track before business is lost

CNN Travel, Katie Couric and Yahoo.com, and numerous other large news outlets have taken notice of Buffalo’s rebirth. We have reporters from around the world who are seeing the positive changes, which is why it is so shocking to me that our own local leaders are blind to impact their actions could have on our economic development.

HEAP Outreach at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Akron

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Newstead Public Library, 33 Main St., Akron. Interviews will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. All applicants will be interviewed.

Legislature’s Finance Committee requests more accountability from Buffalo Urban League

The Erie County Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee met with the Buffalo Urban League, former employees and community activists today to discuss serious issues raised during the Comptroller Office’s contract review of the agency. In his analysis of the review, Finance and Management Committee Chairman Joseph Lorigo questioned how the billing errors could have occurred in the first place and how to prevent this from happening in the future.