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Press Releases - 2012


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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...

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

 

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