erie county legisalture

Local
9:49 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Erie County Legislature passes 2014 budget

Erie County lawmakers during Tuesday's budget vote in Legislature chambers.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

With a little tweaking from the original plan proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the County has a budget for next year. Its passage marks the final budget before Republicans take control of the Legislature in January.

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Local
4:23 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

County legislators approve stadium lease deal

An artist rendering of improvements, including a new video board, at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Erie County legislators have unanimously approved the memorandum of understanding on a new ten-year lease with the Buffalo Bills for their stadium in Orchard Park.

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Local
9:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

County lawmakers appear in favor of stadium deal

Outside Ralph Wilson Staduim, Orchard Park, NY
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Erie County Legislators' suggested plans for a major renovation of the football stadium in Orchard Park will stay on track and approval could take place next week.

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Politics
10:10 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Erie County property tax hike tossed out

Erie County lawmakers adopted a amended budget Tuesday night at Erie County Hall
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

A proposed property tax increase was removed in the adoption of the Erie County budget Tuesday night by the county legislature.  Making big cuts in County Executive Mark Poloncarz' proposed spending plan, an alliance of six legislators tossed out the tax increase.

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Local
10:42 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Legislators approve ECC budget

ECC President Jack Quiin admits the college is facing admissions and funding challenges.

ECC's new 2012-2013 budget cleared a local hurdle Thursday when the school's spending plan was approved by the Erie County Legislature.

Education is expensive and the cost of educating young and old alike at Erie Community College is no exception.

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