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ERIE COUNTY'S SALE TAX KEEPS SERVICES AFLOAT

It is important for readers to be reminded that the county's 8 percent sales tax serves to maintain needed services and infrastructure such as roads, parks, libraries, ECMC, public buildings, Erie County Home, etc. throughout the county.

For anyone to suggest diverting a portion of this necessary revenue elsewhere really reflects the smoke-and-mirrors mentality that undermines our overall quality of life in Erie County.

JOHN M. ORLANDO
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees

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