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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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August 2017 Column - Made in America Act supports local workers and manufacturers in Erie County

For far too long we’ve seen foreign manufacturers take advantage of cheap labor and watched them make inferior products.   This has led to decades of loss to local manufacturing jobs, an economic blow still felt today. To help fight this, recently we saw New York State approve a new provision to require American made steel and resources for transportation projects. This inspired me to introduce the “Made in America Act” in Erie County.


Legislator Ted Morton Introduces Made in America Act

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today introduced the Made in America Act. The proposed law would amend the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be manufactured in the United States and all contracts for services over $10,000 are made with entities in the United States.


Legislator Morton announces widespread support for improving Como Lake

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) commented today on the results from last year’s public input focus groups on the Erie County Park System, which showed that 87 percent of those surveyed listed lake quality as a top priority for improvement.


Legislator Morton recognizes Depew Firefighter for saving lives in burning building

Legislator Ted Morton honored Depew Firefighter Marc Adamberger for saving the lives of five Central Avenue residents, whose building had caught fire the morning of June 29, 2017 while they were still asleep. A proclamation was presented to Adamberger during a presentation held July 19, 2017 at the Fire Hall to recognize his quick thinking and bravery.


July 2017 Column - Allow Law Enforcement to do Their Job, Officials Should Oppose Erie County Becoming a Sanctuary County

You may have seen in the national news reports about efforts across the country to make local communities sanctuary communities. Generally speaking, sanctuary policies are policies that restrict or limit local law enforcement from alerting Federal immigration officials about people who may be in the country illegally. Sanctuary communities, whether counties or cities, tend not to enforce immigration law.


Legislator Morton joins Sheriff to discuss Drug and Needle Drop-Off Program and Disposal

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard was joined by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Dr. Gale Burstein – Erie County Health Commissioner, Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton, Chair of Energy and Environment committee to discuss the prescription drug drop off program and the disposal of nearly 2-tons of medications.


Legislator Ted Morton to host Cheektowaga and Lancaster Outreach Events

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.


Legislator Morton opposes NFTA ridesharing fee

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced his strong opposition to the NFTA’s imposition of a $3.50 fee on ridesharing trips to and from the airport.


June 2017 Column - ECC Presidential Search

With so much going on throughout our world, we sometimes don’t take note of some of the big changes occurring right outside our door.


Legislature supports Ruthie’s Law to improve accountability in nursing homes

The Erie County Legislature has approved Ruthie’s Law to require improved accountability from nursing homes in cases where a resident has been badly injured. The law, named after Ruth Murray, recognizes that nursing homes have a responsibility to notify family members or guardians when a patient has been badly injured as soon as possible.