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Press Releases - 2012


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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...

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