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Ted Morton
District 8

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895
Email: ted.morton@erie.gov

 

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Legislator Ted Morton asks County Executive to work on compromise Made in America legislation

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton Statement in Response to County Executive’s Veto of Made in America Act

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


September 2017 Column - Como Lake Dredging a Long-time Coming

As many regular readers of my monthly column are probably aware, for the past three years I have been a major advocate of dredging Como Lake. Many residents recall years ago ice skating or boating on the lake, some even remember swimming in the lake, if you can believe that.


Legislator Ted Morton urges County Executive to sign Made in America Act

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today urged Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to sign the Made in America Act into law following the County Executive’s public hearing on the matter, which was held on September 7th.


Legislator Morton Thanks Shared Services Panel for Including Como Lake Dredging in Final Plan

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton commended County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of the Shared Services Panel for including his recommendation to dredge Como Lake in the County’s Finalized Shared Services Plan that will be submitted to the State of New York.


Legislator Morton’s Made in America Law approved by Legislature

At the Aug. 18, 2017 special session, the Erie County Legislature passed Legislator Ted Morton’s Made in America Act. Pending approval by the County Executive, the law amends the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be for goods manufactured or produced in the United States.


Legislature Approves Recommendation to Dredge Como Lake as Part of Erie County Shared Services Plan

The Erie County Legislature has approved Legislator Ted Morton’s recommendation to the Erie County Shared Services Panel to dredge Como Lake.


August 2017 Column - Made in America Act supports local workers and manufacturers in Erie County

For far too long we’ve seen foreign manufacturers take advantage of cheap labor and watched them make inferior products.   This has led to decades of loss to local manufacturing jobs, an economic blow still felt today. To help fight this, recently we saw New York State approve a new provision to require American made steel and resources for transportation projects. This inspired me to introduce the “Made in America Act” in Erie County.


Legislator Ted Morton Introduces Made in America Act

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today introduced the Made in America Act. The proposed law would amend the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be manufactured in the United States and all contracts for services over $10,000 are made with entities in the United States.


Legislator Morton announces widespread support for improving Como Lake

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) commented today on the results from last year’s public input focus groups on the Erie County Park System, which showed that 87 percent of those surveyed listed lake quality as a top priority for improvement.