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Legislator Ted Morton urges County Executive to sign 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.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today urged Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to sign the Made in America Act into law following the County Executive’s public hearing on the matter, which was held on September 7th.

“I urge the County Executive to sign the Made in America Act into law. Approved by the Legislature with broad bipartisan support shows how important this is. This law is good for our economy and helps support our American workforce,” said Legislator Morton.

The Made in America Act passed the County Legislature on August 19th in a 9-1 vote. The County Executive must approve the law by September 18, according to the Erie County Charter. It must then be submitted to the Board of Elections by October 2 for it to be on the ballot in a November referendum.

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Morton’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8856 or email ted.morton@erie.gov