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Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader David Rivera has issued a ststement, saying he has fired his political campaign treasurer and sent a formal complaint to the New York State Board of Elections.

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Buffalo's Common Council president is raising questions about land deals by an agency City Hall is trying to dissolve.

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So far this year, nearly 500 foreclosure applications have been filed in Erie County. That is why County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been pushing so hard for his program to tell people they do not have to move out and to help local governments deal with the notoriously complicated foreclosure process.


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Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is expanding local services and recognition for veterans of the United States military.

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Erie County legislators have unanimously asked Albany to extend the deadline for renewing pistol permits, noting potentially thousands of permit holders have not renewed.

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Cities, towns and villages in Erie County will soon be notified weekly about foreclosures in their communities, potentially allowing them to look for "zombie" homes, buildings in the process of foreclosure which have been abandoned by the homeowners, bringing down neighboring property values.


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A registered Democrat running on the Republican ticket won the seat of Erie County Clerk in Tuesday’s Elections, beating out a political newcomer.


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The campaigns for the Erie County Clerk's office have not begun in earnest, but candidates for the post are beginning to line up.

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Transportation companies looking to hire new workers are hitting roadblocks at the state DMV. Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs says the wait time for a Commercial Driver License road test can be as long as three months.

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For weeks, the Erie County Clerk has been suggesting a change in the county's closing time for bars. Chris Jacobs now has a supporter in the Erie County Legislature willing to sponsor the proposal.

Local officials disagree on earlier bar closing time

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The opinions vary, and so do the statistics they use. While Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is continuing his call to consider an earlier closing time for the county's drinking establishments, one county lawmaker questions whether it might actually backfire.

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Funding for road repair and snow plowing in Erie County could receive its own dedicated funding source.

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Those who have purchased a home are familiar with the lengthy, paperwork-filled closing process. The Erie County Clerk says he's working to change that.

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It has been 18 years since four of Erie County’s top elected officials received a pay hike. A proposal by the Citizens Salary Review Commission says now is the time. At a public hearing Thursday evening, residents got the opportunity to share their views on the proposal.

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In honor of National ‘Donate Life’ month Erie County has launched a year-long campaign to increase the number of organ and tissue donors in New York State.

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A new streamlined system is in place to speed up property transactions and save taxpayer dollars. Municipalities in Erie County can now receive Real Property transfer reports and deeds electronically.

Generations of local lawyers have trudged to County Hall to file legal papers. Now, fewer and fewer of them will have to, with the County Clerk's office embracing electronic filing.

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New York State Police admitted they wrongly identified a local person under the state's new gun control law.  Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs tells WBFO News State Police told an Amherst resident to surrender his pistol permit under the SAFE Act's mental health reporting rule.

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Local taxpayers will be catching a break thanks to some unanticipated revenue in the Office of the Erie County Clerk.

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Calls have been pouring into the Erie County Clerk's office requesting information about revisions to the state's gun laws.