Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon

Chris Caya WBFO News

Local opposition against building offshore wind farms on Lake Erie is growing. Members of the Erie County Legislature are slated to take up the issue Thursday.

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The results of a 90-day public comment period on the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Market Analysis and Feasibility study show 86 percent of those who responded to an online survey were in favor of investing in to a new convention center.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz formally announced his candidacy for a third term Saturday.

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Multiple broadcast reports Friday suggested the Erie County Republican Committee is leaning toward Lynne Dixon as their choice to challenge County Executive Mark Poloncarz in his re-election bid this fall. However, GOP leadership and the lawmaker herself say no decision has been made.

Thurman Thomas adds voice to push for cash bail reform

Dec 13, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Pro football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star running back Thurman Thomas sat before an Erie County Legislature committee Thursday, expressing his support for cash bail reform in New York State.

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Residents should know later today if Erie County will try to address the countywide epidemic of fatal drug overdoses. A new opioid addiction hotline is in the proposed budget that county lawmakers are scheduled to vote on this afternoon.

The Erie County Legislature is scheduled to vote Thursday on the proposed 2016 budget. But some lawmakers may reject plans for the $18 million surplus.