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


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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.


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.

 

“I strongly disagree with the County Executive’s decision to veto the Made in America Act. I have a commitment from Chairman John Mills that we will hold a veto override vote at our Legislative session this week and since it passed with a bipartisan 9-1 vote, I am hopeful that we will be successful in overturning the veto.

 

This law was reviewed by counsel and legal staff. It’s legal and allowed under the law. The state and federal government have enacted or pursued similar provisions. I’ll continue to push this law to make sure we support our local manufacturers and local workers. I appreciate the outpouring of support offered by the business community, Erie County residents and local unions, who all support this law. We should promote American products and help American workers.”