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Press Releases - 2012


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For several years, a section of Hopkins Road in northern Amherst has been a major concern for residents, motorists and emergency personnel. Legislator Edward Rath recently toured the construction on Hopkins Road and is pleased to announce work is...

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath placed a friendly wager with his colleagues in the Legislature on the 16th annual Battle of the Books, and on Aug. 2, when Clarence Library once again won the battle, Legislator Rath claimed...

The Erie County Legislature utilizes its committee process to fully vet the vast majority of actionable items. Committee meetings allow the necessary time to meet with commissioners and experts to discuss the pros and cons of each decision put...

When it comes to repairing the damage done to our roadways this past winter, I am discouraged that the County Executive has not been more aggressive when approaching the problem. His immediate response has been that we simply can’t do...

As the fiscal house for Erie County, I was happy to support an audit of the Legislature to ensure we were operating as efficiently as possible. Last week the Comptroller’s Office released its findings, highlighting inappropriate expenses...

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