How many people are on welfare?
A June 21 Register story indicated about $9 million has been spent on welfare from 2008 through 2012. The figures came from Erie County Job and Family Services.
Erie County Job and Family Services is mostly funded through state tax money but also receives local taxes for operations as well.
About 250 Erie County residents receive welfare. Department workers are prohibited from indicating exactly who receives welfare or what communities — Erie County's cities, townships and villages — these funds go to.