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Many observers believed David Bellavia would win the 27th Congressional seat, if he chose to run. On Sunday, the war hero announced he will not enter the race, opening the door for other interested parties. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy believes Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw will soon enter the race. Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley could also join a heavy Republican field that also includes state senators Rob Ortt and Chris Jacobs, and attorney Beth Parlato.


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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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Shut it down. That’s the message coming from Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw in a letter sent to County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday regarding county parks playground equipment suspected of having lead paint.

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Two Erie County elected officials say they are concerned about the possible negative consequences of allowing undocument immigrants to obtain a driver's license in New York.

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State Senator Chris Jacobs announced Friday he is running for Congress, eyeing the 27th District and saying the man holding that seat now, Chris Collins, is ineffective in light of his pending legal problems. Jacobs' announcement drew scorn from not only Collins but also another potential challenger.

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A laborer with the Erie County Department of Public Works, let go last summer while away on active duty with the Army National Guard, is being reinstated to his county job, County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Monday. The move was announced just moments before Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and the head of the union representing Sgt. Rapheal Ramos were to host a news conference demanding the employee's rehire.

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In the world of Erie County politics, anything is fair game for an attack. The newest fight is over a book written by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, slated to be published later this year.

The saga of the race to replace Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) on the November ballot is continuing, with time running short.

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Erie County government's continuing political war over worn roads and bridges is heating up again.

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When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

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In a day of complicated maneuvering, Erie County legislators killed a plan to refinance the debt of Erie County Medical Center, then sent back to committee a separate plan to borrow $100 million for the hospital using the county's credit rating. It was a day of attacks - some personal - and so much parliamentary maneuvering regarding the entangled finances of Erie County and ECMC even legislators were sometimes lost.

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There is a covered bridge between the Rath Building and Main Place Mall that makes walking back and forth between the two buildings easy, especially in bad weather. However, it is also a security dilemma.

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The Buffalo Urban League has filed a notice of claim against Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw over what the group calls "an improperly conducted and fatally flawed report" that has caused harm to the organization.

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Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.

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Another top Erie County Republican official has decided not to run against Democratic County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he will not be running for the position of County Executive.

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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is proposing a cap on the county sales tax for gasoline. Morton floated the idea Tuesday as County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a report titled "The True Cost of a Gallon of Gasoline."

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Taxpayers in Erie County can now get a better look at how their tax dollars are being spent.

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The Erie County Comptroller is calling on the state to impose copays on inmates for healthcare services.


Erie County's comptroller has released a report that he says uncovers possible fraud in the county's Division of Weights and Measures.

Members of the CSEA Local 815 have rejected another tentative contract negotiated with Erie County.

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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.

Poloncarz confused by comptroller's gas card audit

Oct 10, 2013
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A new audit issued by Erie County's comptroller implies the possible abuse of county-issued gas cards to employees. But the county executive says no such cards even exist.

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It appears the Democratic candidate looking to unseat the current Erie County Comptroller has had some tax trouble.

Mychajliw, Poloncarz exchange words over CPS jobs

Sep 23, 2013
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The Erie County Comptroller says nine vacant positions at Child Protective Services should be filled immediately.

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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.

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Members of the Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus are calling for a full investigation into the improper disposal of confidential Social Services documents.

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A full and detailed review of the Erie County Comptroller's office has been ordered by Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.

Independent reviews of the audit and the accounting divisions will be conducted. Mychajliw claims he is looking to make the office more efficient.

He claims this will set the proper tone for the office as his term moves forward.

Mychajliw elected Erie County Comptroller

Nov 7, 2012
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Former TV reporter and public relations guru Stefan Mychajliw was elected Erie County Comptroller Tuesday.