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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted


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This month I wanted to talk about a new law I sponsored that will offer additional protections to our seniors residing in nursing homes and will improve access to information that is vital to families that are choosing a nursing home. Ruthie’s Law aims to respond to recent incidents of neglect occurring at nursing homes throughout our community by becoming more proactive and providing more transparency regarding incidents and their causes.  


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County is seeking local businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), coordinated through the Department of Social Services. Through this partnership, businesses provide work assignments and guidance to youths, who are paid through the agency that runs SYEP. 

Legislator Ted Morton today announced that the Legislature has declared April 2017 as Donate Life Month in Erie County.

I wanted to report this month regarding the ongoing contract dispute between the County and AFSCME Local 1095, which represents many of the blue collar workers throughout our county. These workers often work pay check to pay check and in some cases hold second jobs to make ends meet.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in memory of a friend who passed away after years of battling the disease. He took the challenge along with his colleagues, Legislator Pat Burke and Legislator Peter Savage. The rookie Legislators were challenged by County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.

Legislator Morton challenged Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz, Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli and Alden Supervisor Bud Milligan. In addition to accepting the challenge, Legislator Morton will be donating to the cause. 

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