Lynne Dixon

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A televised debate Wednesday evening started with a fight over the difference between the tax rate and the tax levy, and eventually turned into an argument about PhotoShopped photos used in campaign ads. The campaign for Erie County Executive has been getting progressively rougher as Election Day approaches.

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Priorities, spending, taxes, the future home of the Buffalo Bills, economic development and the red/green budget. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and county legislator Lynne Dixon squared off at Hilbert College Wednesday night in their first debate.

Dixon: WBFO photo, Poloncarz: Twitter

WNED | WBFO,  The Buffalo News and WGRZ will present a radio and television broadcast debate between the two candidates running for Erie County Executive.

Thomas O'Neil-White

A discussion of a proposed wind farm in Lake Erie took center stage in the Erie County Legislature chamber on Thursday. The request was made by legislators Lynne Dixon and John Mills, both of whom oppose the installation of wind turbines off the shore of the lake in the Town of Evans.

WBFO file photo/Thomas O'Neil White

Erie County legislators heard Thursday morning from leaders of the Parks and Health Departments about the positive test results for lead in dozens of pieces of playground equipment in county parks.

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A longtime political advisor for Congressman Chris Collins and current political consultant for Erie County Executive candidate Lynne Dixon has been accused of benefitting from insider trading. At this time, Christopher Grant has not been charged with a crime, but current County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Dixon needs to do the right thing and cut ties with Grant.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Erie County Legislature agreed to put up the $5 million promised to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, but it was along fight.

Lynne Dixon

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon has announced her candidacy for Erie County Executive.

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If New York State passes legislation which eliminates cash bail for many crimes, Erie County lawmakers want to be sure those accused of domestic violence are prevented from obtaining a get-out-of-jail-free card.

WBFO file photo/Eileen Buckley

State Senator Chris Jacobs, considered by many to be a formidable challenger in the race for Erie County Executive this fall, has withdrawn his name from consideration as a Republican contender.

File Photo / National Public Radio

While the major issue on Thursday's agenda was next year's budget, the Erie County Legislature also passed two other significant pieces of legislation.

File Photo / WBFO News

The Albany investigation that led to the forced resignation of Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger is just the first stage of Erie County looking to prevent a repeat.

A local law designed to better protect nursing home residents passed unanimously in the Erie County Legislature on Thursday.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

“Quick and painless” is how legislators described the final approval process for the 2016 Erie County Budget. Residents can expect to see a decrease in taxes for the second year in a row and more funding for the fight against the county’s growing epidemic of drug abuse.


Photo from Legislator Dixon's website

Though the DEC is finally planning to clear the contaminated soil at the former waterfront site of Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon believes a better plan should be developed.

A proposal to install term limits for Erie County's elected officials has hit a road block.


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Erie County lawmakers held a public hearing on Monday regarding plans to appropriate more than $13 million in additional funds to help pay for this year’s road and bridge repair costs.

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During the Snowvember storm, emergency workers were busy, ferrying people stuck in their homes to medical treatment. Officials are now developing a plan to have a list of those needing long-term help.

New Social Host law aims to curb underage drinking

May 14, 2014
Photo provided by Erie County Legislature Republican Caucus

A new local law approved by Erie County lawmakers has been designed to curb underage drinking.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports the Social Host Law would hold adults accountable for allowing minors to drink on their property.