Erie County Comptroller rails against Legislator Hardwick over vote on county budget, Hardwick responds

Erie County

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 been
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.

Kevin Hardwick, Legislator, Erie County

Hardwick continued, claiming the Republican Caucus did not “lift a finger” in the party’s amendment package to restore jobs.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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