April 1, 2011

NY Capitol News: Executive Decisions

April 1, 2011 Jon Lentz A battle is looming in Erie County this fall, as Democrats aim to knock Republican County Executive Chris Collins out of […]
March 28, 2011

Buffalo News LTE: Collins is destroying county’s quality of life

March 28, 2011 I am at the latter half of my seventh decade and have developed some simple political views. I believe open government and good […]
March 28, 2011

WBEN: Battle Planning: The Race for Erie County Executive Begins

March 28, 2011 Rachel Kingston No one has officially come out and declared he’s going to challenge Chris Collins for the job of Erie County Executive […]
March 28, 2011

Tonawanda News: Government isn’t a business

March 28, 2011 By Eric DuVall  Some quick food for thought: • Erie County Executive Chris Collins will run for re-election. I haven’t agreed with everything […]
March 25, 2011

Poloncarz Warns: Erie County’s Financial Future Not as Strong as County Executive Says

Without Stimulus Funding and Above Budget Sales Tax Revenues, Apparent $23 Million Surplus Quickly Turns to $20 Million Deficit for County ERIE COUNTY, NY—Today, Erie County […]
March 25, 2011

Buffalo News: Collins wins higher salary for appointee

March 25, 2011 By Matthew Spina Chris Collins should be allowed to restore a nearly $130,000-a-year job for one of his appointees, a majority of county lawmakers […]
March 24, 2011

Poloncarz Blasts Approval of $130,000 Patronage Job

Legislature Approves Collins-Created Director of Real Estate Position That Control Board Refuses to Fund, Was Deleted by Legislature Last Year Amounts to a $50,000 Raise for […]
March 23, 2011

Poloncarz Releases Critical Audit of Social Services Special Investigations Division

Unit Charged With Investigating Welfare Fraud Has Little Accountability, Placing Millions of Tax Dollars at Risk  Recoveries by Division Cannot be Substantiated Because of Abysmal Recordkeeping, […]
March 22, 2011

Buffalo News: Collins’ failed part-time idea costs county $450,000

March 22, 2011 By Matthew Spina Erie County taxpayers will surrender $450,000 to settle County Executive Chris Collins’ failed experiment to hire part-time workers for full-time jobs. […]