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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
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Legislator Morton thanks students for participating in Valentines for Veterans

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is again partnering with local schools to create handmade cards for veterans through the Legislator’s 2nd annual Valentines for Veterans program. Thanks to the hard work of the students and staff at Cayuga Heights, Hillview Elementary, John Sciole Elementary, St. John the Baptist of Alden and St. Mary’s Elementary, thousands of cards will be delivered to local veterans and active servicemen and women to thank them and remind them they are remembered and honored this holiday.

January 2015 Column - Water Authority scam, gas prices among area issues to be addressed

The Lancaster Police Department issued a warning on Jan. 8 that a man pretending to be an Erie County Water Authority worker gained access to a home and stole a considerable amount of jewelry. One day later, Cheektowaga police reported that a man claimed he was from the Water Authority but fortunately the homeowner did not let the man in. 

Legislator Morton calls on State, Federal representatives to support investigation into Erie County gasoline prices

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton continues to ask why Erie County’s gas prices remain higher than the rest of the state and country, and says the problem is getting worse.

Legislator Morton thanks community for supporting food drive

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton thanks everyone from the community who donated to his food drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla and Tri-Community Food Pantries. In all, several bags for non-perishable food were collected and distributed.  

December 2014 Column - County budget includes tax rate decrease, funding for local program

I am happy to close out my first year in the Legislature with some great news: the Erie County Legislature has adopted the 2015 budget with a tax decrease. After reviewing the County’s Executive’s proposed $1.4 billion budget, which only held the line on taxes, we identified spending cuts and delivered a long overdue tax rate decrease.

Legislator Morton announces funding for Plymouth Crossroads

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for funding for Plymouth Crossroads, located in Lancaster, in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $10,000 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to support Plymouth Crossroads’ efforts to help at-risk youths succeed by providing a safe place to live. 

Legislature’s Majority Caucus cuts spending, delivers tax decrease in 2015

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has revised County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s proposed 2015 budget that only held the line on taxes and approved a budget that decreases taxes. The Majority Caucus’s cuts to the budget provided much needed tax relief for residents in 2015.

Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

At today’s Annual Budget Meeting the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus voted to reduce its own budget by nearly $100,000. The reduction was achieved by eliminating a position, slashing the office supply budget line and reducing its rental costs, among other cuts.

November 2014 Column - Budget savings should be passed along to taxpayers

The Erie County Legislature has before it the county executive’s proposed $1.4 billion budget for 2015. The budget holds the tax rate at $5.03 per $1,000 of assessed value, but also includes $40 million in new spending that must be carefully reviewed.

Legislator Morton announces food drive to benefit Alden, Tri-Community Food Pantries

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton, with the support of community partners, announces a Food Drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and Tri-Community Food Pantry. Non-perishable goods will be collected from Monday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Dec. 15.