July 3, 2011

Buffalo News: The underdog is optimistic

By Bob McCarthy In case you missed it, an election for Erie County executive is scheduled for Nov. 8. It’s pretty low-key. Republican incumbent Chris Collins is […]
July 1, 2011

WBFO: Poloncarz says library system funding scheme is fine

BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Erie County Comptroller and county executive candidate Mark Poloncarz unveiled his plan Thursday to revitalize and restore the Buffalo and Erie County […]
July 1, 2011

Buffalo News: Poloncarz assails Collins for harm to libraries in ‘manufactured’ crisis

By Robert J. McCarthy NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER Erie County Executive Chris Collins’ cuts to local libraries and his plan to govern the system through a special taxing […]
June 30, 2011

Artvoice: Poloncarz Stands Up for Libraries

In sharp contrast to county executive Chris Collins, whose thick-headed policy toward public libraries has made Erie county a national laughing stock, Democratic challenger Mark Poloncarz […]
June 30, 2011

Poloncarz Unveils Plan to Revitalize and Restore County Library System

Says Collins’ Plan to Tax Way Out of Funding Crisis He Caused Creates More Government Poloncarz Plan Restores Funding Slashed by Collins, Calls for Annual Economic […]
June 29, 2011

Poloncarz Announces Legislation that Ensures County Flexibility During Bond Negotiations Signed into Law by Governor

Law Gives Erie County Greater Options When Selling Bonds, Will Save Taxpayer Dollars Through Reduced Interest Costs Erie County, NY—Today, Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz announced […]
June 21, 2011

Buffalo News: Poloncarz cites overpayment issue on lunches for ‘regular part-timers’

By Robert J. McCarthy NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER An experiment to hire part-time workers for full-time Erie County jobs continues to cause controversy as County Comptroller Mark C. […]
June 20, 2011

Collins Administration Miscalculated Payments Made as Part of RPT Settlement

After Collins’ Failed Part-Time Idea Cost County $450,000, Administration Made More Than $25,000 in Overpayments and $14,000 in Underpayments  Review Uncovers Nearly All RPT Employees Paid […]
June 19, 2011

Buffalo News: $370,000 savings projected with hiring of new auditor

Erie County has selected a new external auditor, Drescher and Malecki LLP, which has signed a three-year contract that Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz says will save […]