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


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


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 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.


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.

 

“I appreciate the County Executive’s willingness to work with me to develop a compromise bill that will be acceptable to him and the Legislature. Members of my staff have already had conversations with the County Attorney’s Office and the County Executive’s Office and I’m hopeful that we will be able to develop new legislation quickly,” stated Legislator Morton.


To read a copy of the letter, please CLICK HERE. 

 

The Made in America Act, sponsored by Legislator Morton, initially passed the Legislature with a bipartisan 9-1 vote. After being vetoed by the County Executive, the override vote requiring 8 votes failed 6-5. In statement after the vote, the County Executive offered to work with the Legislature to develop legislation that would address his concerns.