Erie County Legislature leaders expressed diverging opinions about County Executive Mark Poloncarz's proposed $1.8 billion budget.
"Bargaining in public is not a winning strategy," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Legislature Chair April Baskin said she has been disappointed by the lack of information from the county administration about what is occurring with negotiations.
The Erie County Legislature voted 6-5 to pass the new law Thursday.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz called gun violence a national concern but particularly dire in Erie County.
"As essential as the insights of informed elected officials are to public policy, sometimes good ideas come from outside of government," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Lawmakers voted 7-4 along party lines for the $123.7 million plan presented three weeks ago by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, with Democrats voting in favor and Republican-supported legislators voting against it.
The Democratic majority of the Erie County Legislature stands poised to approve County Executive Mark Poloncarz's $123.7 million spending plan Thursday. But the Republican-supported minority caucus is gearing up to wage a battle on the Legislature floor.
"We're investing millions of dollars into parks and roads in the City of Buffalo, when the City of Buffalo is getting $330 million of their own American Rescue Plan," said Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo, C-West Seneca. "Why are we doing these things? These things deserve a conversation."
The recent News story about Erie County Legislator April Baskin’s cousin – who was fatally gunned down near her district office – is another g…
For April Baskin, the death of her cousin has led her to recommit her leadership to focusing on the plight of the people living in her district.
The county Legislature leadership is publicly announcing a full package of legislation, dubbed "Pathway Forward."
My wife and I recently attended a rally at Niagara Square to call attention to anti-Asian activity that seems to be on the rise.
The question of whether Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz should have his emergency spending authority curbed remained a live wire among county legislators Thursday.
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard explained and defended his agency’s approach to internal discipline Thursday in a sometimes-tense exchange with Erie County lawmakers.
"The Black Doll Exhibit" is on view at the Central Library until March 27.
Public Works Commissioner William Geary Jr., who oversees many logistics and construction-related Covid-19 projects for the county, tested positive on Sunday.
Since 2013, at least 63 of Angel Elliot Dalfin's properties have been cited for lead hazards, and nearly two dozen Dalfin properties have been associated with lead poisoned children, the attorney general's office said.
April Baskin has expressed concern that the Sheriff's Office is avoiding accountability.
The frustration of restaurant and bar owners over restrictions on who can be served alcohol has reached the Erie County Legislature.