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Press Releases - 2009


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Back in 2012, I worked with volunteer firefighters and the Firefighters Association of the State of New York, known as FASNY, to get Erie County included in the HELP (Higher Education Learning Plan) grant, which was paid for with federal dollars...

The Erie County Legislature has approved a resolution in support of an amendment to the federal health care bill that would require that New York State pay the total cost of Medicaid. This would relieve Erie County of approximately $200 million...

Members of the Erie County Legislature have requested that the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (ECFSA) Board appear at the next Finance and Management Committee meeting to discuss the new plan that would allow the ECFSA to borrow on behalf...

My office recently participated in a conference to discuss New York State’s Foreclosure Relief Act and how it can remove “Zombie Properties” from your neighborhood. There isn’t a single community in Western New York that...

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a lot of big ideas. Some of these ideas would be incredible for our region, including the extension of light rail into Amherst. However, we first need to address how to pay for our current obligations before...

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"