BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw didn’t mince words when releasing a statement on the proposed county budget for 2021.
According to Mychajliw’s office, the proposed budget “adds pork” and “cuts cops.”
“Radical progressive Kevin Hardwick and fellow liberals just voted for a budget that defunds police, cuts nine sheriff’s deputies, raises your taxes and increases government spending, but gave himself $4 million in pork money.”Stefan Mychajliw, Comptroller, Erie County
Mychajliw went on to say Hardwick voted against businesses, defunds police and “supports anarchists rioting in the streets and burning down your community.”
Legislator Hardwick responded these claims, calling them “baseless attacks” and that Mychajliw needs to pay more attention to what’s happening in county government.
“I understand the Comptroller has accused me of defunding the police. Had he beenKevin Hardwick, Legislator, Erie County
doing his job, he would have known that it is Sheriff Howard’s proposal that we adopted.
He also would have noticed that the Republican Caucus did not lift a finger in their
amendment package to restore these jobs.
Hardwick continued, claiming the Republican Caucus did not “lift a finger” in the party’s amendment package to restore jobs.