A new sales tax-sharing formula tops Ray Walter's plan to "make a stronger Erie County". Walter, the Republican candidate for County Executive, says the suburbs would benefit because his plan divides sales tax based on population.
Councilmember David Franczyk was flanked by his two opponents Thursday night during a debate over the Council's Fillmore District seat. The two challengers agreed on one thing: the incumbent has to go.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will try to get the state legislature to broaden an increase in the state’s minimum wage beyond fast food workers, but the newly appointed Deputy Majority Leader of the state Senate is throwing some cold water on that plan.
One day after promoting the financial benefits to Erie County of completing vehicle registration renewals through local auto bureaus, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs was before the County Legislature's Economic Development Committee on Thursday to support a proposed law that would designate how those revenues would be spent.