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Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading proponent of school choice, addressed education, health care and other pressing national issues in the House Republican Party’s four-point policy agenda as featured speaker at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held March 10.

Introduced by Congressman Chris Collins, Cantor emphasized an “American That Works” plan in response to major challenges being faced today largely by the middle class.

“Many have lost faith in our nation and in the American dream. The American people deserve better and that’s why the House Republican leadership’s number one issue is to restore an America that works,” said Cantor, a six-term Virginia congressman.

Cantor pointed to the “middle-class squeeze” brought on by minimal wage growth and rising costs in making it harder for middle-class families to make ends meet. “Three out of four Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.

CLARENCE SUPERVISOR DAVID HARTZELL HOSTS ERIE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JACOBS FOR “SOUP WITH THE SUP"

CLARENCE SUPERVISOR DAVID HARTZELL HOSTS ERIE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JACOBS FOR “SOUP WITH THE SUP"

Erie County, NY-Clarence Supervisor David C Hartzell, Jr. is proud to announce that his next guest for “Soup with the Sup” will be Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.

“Soup with the Sup” is a special program where the Supervisor of the Town of Clarence invites special guests that are of interest to Town of Clarence taxpayers to meet with residents over soup to discuss current issues of interest. Soup will served on March 10th at 5 PM at Clarence Town Hall, Goodrich Rd. in Clarence.

Clerk Jacobs will discuss the many new initiatives he has implemented since taking office in 2012, and will also highlight three key programs:

- The “Renew Local” Program where the Clerk encourages all residents of Erie County to renew their vehicle registration and driver’s license at their local Auto Bureau, helping to retain up to $1.5 million here in Erie County….not sending it to Albany.

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.

Higgins will deliver the inaugural lecture, “From the Ground Up: Building a Stronger Western New York and Nation,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the college’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“This lecture series will give prominent leaders in the political and public service sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and insight on timely key topics,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “By featuring speakers diverse in thought, perspective and leadership style, we will be fostering important discussions on varied issues impacting our region and country.”

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

Makes motion for vote at statewide County Clerk's Meeting

Erie County, NY - Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs made a motion at the New York State County Clerk's Association (NYSACC) meeting calling for the State Legislature to pass legislation to keep the information of pistol permit holders protected from public disclosure.

"The SAFE Act kept the State Police Pistol Permit Database protected from public disclosure yet county pistol permits are not; we are asking for consistent protection of our citizens across-the-board,” said Jacobs. The vote of the statewide County Clerk's Association, representing Clerks from the 62 Counties across the State, was nearly unanimous at today's meeting which laid out the 2014 Legislative Agenda for NYSACC.

JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

Credits “Renew Local” Initiative and Strong Real Estate Market

Erie County, NY – As he concludes his second year in office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs once again closes the books with close to a $2 million surplus. Jacobs reported this week that he will record over a $1.9 million surplus.

“In the last two years we have generated more than $4 million in surplus funds, with no increase in the amount of employees at the Clerk Office,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs attributes the surplus to his hard working employees, his campaign to encourage residents to renew their license and registrations locally and a strong real estate market. “These funds do not stay at the Clerk’s Office but go back to the county to support the many important services that we provide to our citizens,” said Jacobs.

In 2012, Jacobs’s surplus in the Clerk’s Office accounted for 50% of the over-all county surplus.

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

Urges New York State to provide funds to cover costs to local government for implementing law

Erie County, NY – Although his term as Chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the  Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act.

“Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred over $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe Act.

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Will post all “Clerk Plates” on county website and make available for all citizens

Erie County, NY - A long-held traditional perk of County Clerk’s has been the ability to dole out a limited number of “Clerk Plates” with such desirable prefixes as “EC or ER.”

County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to end this practice and plans on listing all available plates on the county website with a simple request form. “Plates will then be awarded on a first come first serve basis,” stated Jacobs. “My goal here is to remove any perception of favoritism in awarding these plates.”

Prefixes other than “EC” and “ER” that the Clerk has available are “B, BF, BL, BU, CE, and E” and are the same cost as a typical license plate which is $28.75. Approximately 70 of these plates are currently available. The “Clerk Plates” can only be issued for passenger vehicles and are not obtainable for commercial vehicles, motorcycles or trailers.