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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills is "not in the cards right now."

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The results of a much-anticipated study on a future convention center in downtown Buffalo were revealed Thursday. While delivering the results of the study, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and others shared the opinion that doing nothing is not an option if the region is to remain in the business of attracting meeting events, and the millions of dollars they bring.


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He's currently the Erie County Comptroller but has dropped hints of an interest in running for Erie County Executive next year. County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, in the meantime, has offered numerous critical comments about County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Remarks published earlier this week have upset leaders in the LGBTQ community.

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Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo is urging the county executive to temporarily remove Marie Cannon's nomination for Commissioner of Social Services, until an investigation into circumstances surrounding her former boss is complete.

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As Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw put it, the county's roads resemble third world countries. He stood alongside a Town of Boston road, joined by other elected officials and a local resident, to blast the Poloncarz Administration for what he considers an inadequate action plan to fix damaged roadways.


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Supporters of ride hailing say the low-cost way of getting around will reduce drunk driving. But in Erie County, the number of recent DWI arrests has gone up. 

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Buffalo is one of many cities across the country with leaders worried about the impact of the new citizenship question on the upcoming Census in 2020.

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Erie County has their first new ethics law for elected officials in 30 years. County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed the new measure Wednesday.

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Erie County has one of the highest blood lead testing rates in New York state. And most children with Elevated Lead Levels live in the city of Buffalo. That's according to a new report released by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and several partners including the city and the county.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is welcoming a new push at the state level to ban plastic shopping bags. Two State Senators from Manhattan say their bill is designed to encourage more use of reusable bags.


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Not everyone's on board with shoring up the Central Terminal with  funding from the second round of the Buffalo Billion.

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City of Buffalo residents who want to prepay their 2018 state and local taxes can do so at the Erie County Clerk's Office.

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A Republican federal tax reform plan would be disastrous to homeowners, and to the local economy. That's the assessment of two local Democrats who joined with the representative of a local realtors' group to reject a proposal eliminating a tax deduction that's been in place for more than a century.