Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he is submitting a budget for next year with a steady property tax rate that cuts a few jobs, puts more money into the arts and library, and sets up an economic development office in Toronto.
Word circulated Monday that President Barack Obama could be Buffalo-bound next week. Several newspapers and other media outlets are reporting that the President is planning to conduct an bus tour of four Upstate cities, including Buffalo and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown picked up a big endorsement from a key county democrat. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appeared with Brown in front of Kleinhans Music Hall Monday morning to endorse Brown's re-election campaign.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is blasting County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw for "destroying the credibility of the Comptroller's Office." Mychajliw claims the administration is preventing auditors from doing their job in a round of fingerpointing over the way confidential documents were handled.
A number of trouble spots on area roads and bridges are scheduled to be fixed this construction season. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has released a list of projects totaling nearly $36 million.
In response to a request from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for an audit of overtime in the Sheriff's Department, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he's going to audit all of the overtime in county government.
Erie County's new fiscal watchdog says the county is facing a cash crunch. Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he quickly realized there is not enough funding in place to cover a $15 million ECMC payment owed to the state next week.