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Ted Morton
District 8

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895
Email: ted.morton@erie.gov

 

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October 2017 Column - Fighting an Epidemic

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 Morton joins Senator Gallivan, Sheriff to announce funding for Alden Schools

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.


Legislator Ted Morton Honors Lancaster Resident, Dick Young, as Citizen of the Month

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.


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

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

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.


September 2017 Column - Como Lake Dredging a Long-time Coming

As many regular readers of my monthly column are probably aware, for the past three years I have been a major advocate of dredging Como Lake. Many residents recall years ago ice skating or boating on the lake, some even remember swimming in the lake, if you can believe that.


Legislator Ted Morton urges County Executive to sign Made in America Act

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.


Legislator Morton Thanks Shared Services Panel for Including Como Lake Dredging in Final Plan

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton commended County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of the Shared Services Panel for including his recommendation to dredge Como Lake in the County’s Finalized Shared Services Plan that will be submitted to the State of New York.


Legislator Morton’s Made in America Law approved by Legislature

At the Aug. 18, 2017 special session, the Erie County Legislature passed Legislator Ted Morton’s Made in America Act. Pending approval by the County Executive, the law amends the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be for goods manufactured or produced in the United States.


Legislature Approves Recommendation to Dredge Como Lake as Part of Erie County Shared Services Plan

The Erie County Legislature has approved Legislator Ted Morton’s recommendation to the Erie County Shared Services Panel to dredge Como Lake.