Stefan Mychajilw

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A social media feud has been brewing between Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw over the health and safety of staff in the Rath Building.


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Despite a higher than usual number of absentee ballots left to be counted, Republican State Sen. Chris Jacobs declared victory Tuesday night in the special election for New York’s 27th Congressional district, as well as the three-way primary for who will represent the GOP in the race for the seat this November.

 

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A family man who had a momentary lapse of judgment. A businessman who used public office to increase his personal wealth.

 

The approximately 170 letters filed in U.S. District Court this week paint very different pictures of disgraced former Congressman Chis Collins. 


 

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The New York State Assembly has passed and sent on to the State Senate a bill to allow driver's licenses for people in the country illegally. Supporters of Green Light New York are excited - and showed it at a rally in front of Lafayette High School in Buffalo.

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Shoppers enriched New York State and local counties last year, as sales tax collections were up more than five percent.


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Republican county chairs from across the 27th Congressional District say they have three weeks to decide who they want to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the November ballot.  They spent much of Tuesday huddled at Batavia Downs discussing the issue and hearing from nine potential candidates.


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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, on his way to a second term in office, is calling his win by more than 21-thousand votes a landslide compared to other county-wide races.

Poloncarz unveils proposed 2018 county budget

Oct 16, 2017
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The 2018 budget proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz cuts the county's property tax rate by one penny to $4.94 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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The race for Erie County Comptroller is heating up. The incumbent is being blasted by his challenger for allegedly costing county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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An audit of the Buffalo Urban League shows that Erie County taxpayers were overcharged thousands of dollars. A top official with the Urban League is disputing the findings.


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The biggest single source of cash for Erie County appears to be having a hiccup and Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says it's probably because of the declining Canadian dollar.


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Day care centers across Erie County are suggesting they should be paid through direct deposit into bank accounts instead of checks mailed out which then have to be taken to the bank to be deposited.


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Across New York State sales tax collections are lagging, part of a long-term trend threatening one of the largest taxes collected on the state and local levels.


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The annual fight over who will do the borrowing for Erie County is surfacing again, as the county plans to sell tens of millions of dollars in bonds.


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The bills for the November storm still aren't all in, but Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he has some questions.

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There is a push in Erie County government to have inmates pay part of their medical costs while behind bars.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says his proposed budget maintains and enhances the county's quality-of-life services and programs.

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With long-range weather forecasts starting to talk about winter weather, Erie County's commissioner of public works says the county's roads are in pretty good shape with most of last winter's damage repaired.

Erie County to bank exclusively with M&T

Jun 4, 2014
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Erie County will now exclusively do its banking with M&T Bank. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw announced the $1.8 billion agreement Tuesday.

Poloncarz seeking to resume county borrowing

May 30, 2014

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to get the county back to borrowing on its own, not through the Control Board. The county comptroller, however, may not go along.

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When Republicans were the minority party in the Erie County Legislature, their top staffer had a county-issued cell phone. That issue is at the center of a growing controversy inside county government.

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Erie County's comptroller says the Board of Elections is making mistakes in the way it spends taxpayer dollars, in a fight over the best way to manage limited resources.

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Erie County Democrats have moved from running an unknown CPA for County Comptroller to running high-profile activist Kevin Gaughan.

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Erie County could face millions of dollars in fines if the federal government determines that the county disclosed confidential records.


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The privacy of hundreds of Erie County residents has been breached, according to the county's top fiscal watchdog.

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.

New county comptroller warns of urgent cash crunch

Jan 4, 2013
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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.

Mychajliw sworn in as Erie County Comptroller

Dec 27, 2012
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Former television reporter Stefan Mychajliw has been sworn in as Erie County Comptroller.

Audit will review Erie County Water Authority

Sep 25, 2012

The Erie County Water Authority is taking center stage in the race for county comptroller. 

Monday,  Democratic County Comptroller David Shenk said his office will conduct an audit of the authority.

Shenk's Republican opponent, Stefan Mychajilw, held a news conference Sunday where he blamed Shenk for failing to catch two recent water authority hires that appeared to be patronage jobs. 

"Keep in mind, I'm not doing this because of the political issue. I'm doing it because it's long overdue," Shenk told WBFO and AM970 News.