Erie County Democrats regain control of County Legislature

Posted at 6:24 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 18:24:21-05

Democratic Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke has proposed a lot of laws in his four years in the legislature, but feels most of his proposals have fallen on deaf ears.

"Because I serve in the minority caucus, because of hte partisan way that works, all of the legislation I've put though, has just been..... blocked, blocked, blocked, blocked"

After Tuesday's election, that could all be changing.  Burke and the Democrats regained control of the Legislature, and he feels his proposals could start becoming laws.

"Now there's this real opportunity to get things done and hopefully help people."

When it comes to the Republicans minority status in the next session, Majority Leader Joe Lorigo says it won't change the way they try to govern.

"Ya know, business as usual, I truly believe the ideas we put forward are ideas that people throughout Erie County can support.