A five-member commission, assigned to draw new boundaries for the 15 Niagara County Legislature districts, met for the first time Tuesday.
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.
Across the board, this flood of federal money needs to have two goals: compensating for the losses of the Covid-19 pandemic and producing otherwise unattainable transformations.
The easily exploited loophole calls into question the law’s reason for being.
By retiring as a teacher and collecting her pension, Lisa Chimera may not collect any further pension benefits as a county legislator.
Primaries were decided for the 1st District, encompassing a broad swath of the City of Buffalo; the 4th District, which includes Grand Island and the city and town of Tonawanda; and the 9th District, which includes South Buffalo, Lackawanna and Hamburg.
The GOP decision between John J. Ottaviano and Michael E. Benedict was too close to call Tuesday night, with complete but unofficial returns showing Ottaviano with a narrow lead.
"We got to common ground, and I think everyone was good with that," said Democratic Majority Leader Timothy Meyers.
The county will partner with Buffalo Home Care and the Visiting Nurses Association to administer shots to homebound residents.
The report recommends reforms to foster diversity and transparency, hold deputies accountable, and improve community outreach and policing.
Former Erie County Legislator Michele M. Iannello has thrown her hat in the ring for consideration as the next Erie County Water Authority commissioner.
The county Legislature passed two separate resolutions supporting the independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the governor.
Virtuoso, 68, has been minority leader since 2004, when the Republicans took control of the Legislature, which they have held ever since.
A rare intramural brawl is breaking out within the Erie County GOP over allegations that party leaders steamrolled a county Legislature appointment.
The Erie County Republican Committee unanimously recommended Christopher D. Greene on Saturday to fill a seat in the Erie County Legislature.
Legislator Edward Rath III, R-Amherst, and Legislator Frank Todaro, R-Lancaster, are both self-isolating after testing positive for the virus.
The Erie County Legislature – with votes split along party lines – approved a $1.7 billion 2021 budget Thursday.
The spending in the proposed general budget of nearly $361.9 million is down about $6.4 million from this year's budget, and the spending plan eliminates 31 positions.
Mike Murphy of Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises and Robert Muscarella of Ultimate Physique both plan to apply for community development block grants.
Erie County charged $131,966 in food purchases over the past five months to its federal stimulus money account for response to Covid-19, according to the latest report by the county Comptroller's Office.
The college's spending plan for the 2020-21 academic year would reduce the college's overall spending by $11 million.
The Niagara County Community College Faculty Association voted Friday against permanent concessions to the college to avoid layoffs in the com…