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Ted Morton
District 8

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92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
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Legislator Ted Morton Addresses Western New York Kidney Connection

At a Meet and Greet hosted by the Western New York Kidney Connection held on September 27, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) offered a testimonial on his experience donating a kidney and great work the Kidney Connection does.

September 2015 Column - Community group forming to address growing drug issues

For my column this month I wanted to talk about a very serious issue going on in our community. As many know, Depew and Lancaster face a serious drug problem. Recently several residents of Depew brought up concerns that drug transactions are occurring on their street. The police were informed that marijuana was being grown in plain sight. There are even serious issues with drugs at Lancaster High School.

Legislator Ted Morton calls on County Executive to release ECC blueprints publically

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently called on Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to publically release the renderings of the new Erie Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Building at the North Campus.

Legislator Morton honors Depew resident Gabe Miller as Citizen of the Month

At a Legislative session held on September 3, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton honored Depew resident Gabe Miller as the September 2015 Citizen of the month.

Legislator Morton, Rite-Aid to host flu clinic at Alden Farmers Market

Legislator Ted Morton will host a flu clinic in conjunction with Rite-Aid to help protect residents against influenza this year. The clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Alden Farmer’s Market located at 13119 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004. Attendees are asked to bring their insurance card.

Legislator Morton transfers original blueprints for proposed domed Bills stadium to Lancaster Historical Society

Legislator Ted Morton delivered the original blueprints from 1970 for a proposed domed stadium in the Town of Lancaster to the Lancaster Historical Society. The stadium that never was had been intended to house the Buffalo Bills football team and a baseball team.

Op-Ed -- Minimum Wage Hike aimed at Fast-Food Industry Bad for Erie County

Zero. That’s the number of people on Governor Cuomo’s politically appointed fast-food minimum wage board that had any experience operating in the fast-food industry.

Legislator Morton’s petition urging Poloncarz to widen William Street gaining support

Legislator Ted Morton, residents, motorists and business owners have voiced their concern about how narrow William Street is, saying that the road can’t safely handle the current volume of traffic. After repeated attempts urging the County Executive to move forward a plan to widen William Street and make it safer, Legislator Morton launched an online petition to demonstrate the strong public support for this project.

August 2015 Column - Increase in Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Industry Wrong for Erie County

Last week I kicked off my Summer 2015 Business Tour and met with business owners from a variety of industries to talk about their concerns and receive an update on how business is going. Like many of you, we found ourselves talking about the most recent mandate from New York State on small businesses and that is the recommended minimum wage hike for fast food workers to $15. This mandate is not only concern for those in the fast food industry, but all small business owners who wonder if they will be targeted next. 

Erie County, largest Upstate County in New York, opposes Minimum Wage Board’s Recommendation of $15 for fast food workers

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City, reaching $15 by 2018. Statewide, chains with at least 30 locations would be forced to pay employees a wage of $15 an hour by July 2021. The county resolution was approved 6-5.