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Press Releases - 2009


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On July 30, the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution opposing the recommended minimum wage increase for fast food workers to $15 an hour. As the largest upstate county in New York, I believe Erie County has a responsibility to make a...

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III recently honored the Salvation Army on its 150th anniversary, presenting a proclamation recognizing the milestone to Major Thomas Applin from the Salvation Army of Buffalo.

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City,...

Today, the Eric County Legislature approved a resolution requesting the County Executive attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in CPS and the Department of Social Services. The resolution received bipartisan (7-4)...

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III announces that funding has been approved to do repairs at the live burn training facility in Cheektowaga, which is critical in preparing firefighters for real-life situations. The funding will be used to...

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"