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SCHOOLS RECEIVE INCREASED FUNDING, AS COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW ANNOUNCED THIRD QUARTER SALES TAX REVENUE

October 1, 2018

School districts across Erie County are receiving more revenue than expected so far this year, thanks to a strong economy leading to an increase in sales tax revenue.  That is what Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw reported in his update to Erie County school districts on rising sales tax revenue and the portion they receive through the 1977 Sales Tax Agreement. School districts across the county saw an increase in sales tax revenue for the third quarter of the year. This critically important revenue stream in part funds programs and services in schools, benefiting teachers, students and their families. 

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW: MORE MONEY FOR MUNICIPALITIES AFTER SALES TAX REVENUE INCREASES

September 24, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw announced that cities, towns and villages across Erie County will see more money coming their way due to an increase in sales tax revenue collections.  In a report to the Erie County Legislature, Comptroller Mychajliw reported that municipalities will continue to see a year-to-year increase in the sales tax revenue they receive. Erie County collects sales tax revenue, and then shares portions of it with towns, cities and villages.  

AUDIT: BACKLOG OF UNRESOLVED WELFARE FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS, HAMPERED BY ARCHAIC ‘NOTE CARD’ SYSTEM

September 12, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released an audit of the Special Investigations Division (S.I.D.) and found that the department is at risk of losing critical data by using an archaic note card filing system without any electronic back-up whatsoever.  The audit also uncovered a backlog of hundreds of unresolved welfare fraud investigations going back almost three years, and the department hasn’t implemented all critical changes recommended by then Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz dating back to March of 2011

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. 

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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.