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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895


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Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

At today’s Annual Budget Meeting the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus voted to reduce its own budget by nearly $100,000. The reduction was achieved by eliminating a position, slashing the office supply budget line and reducing its rental costs, among other cuts.

November 2014 Column - Budget savings should be passed along to taxpayers

The Erie County Legislature has before it the county executive’s proposed $1.4 billion budget for 2015. The budget holds the tax rate at $5.03 per $1,000 of assessed value, but also includes $40 million in new spending that must be carefully reviewed.

Legislator Morton announces food drive to benefit Alden, Tri-Community Food Pantries

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton, with the support of community partners, announces a Food Drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and Tri-Community Food Pantry. Non-perishable goods will be collected from Monday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Dec. 15.

Legislator Morton appointed to Legislature’s Budget Committee

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton has been appointed to the Erie County Legislature’s Budget Committee, which oversees Legislative hearings and discussions pertaining to the proposed 2015 budget. As a member of the committee, Legislator Morton will vote on any amendments to the budget before a package is sent to the full Legislature for consideration.

Legislator Morton asks for investigation into why county gas prices are slow to drop

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requesting that he fully investigate the reason(s) why gas prices in Erie County drop at a far slower rate than across New York State and the United States. As a result of the investigation, Legislator Morton wants to see corrective action taken and county residents provided relief at the gas pump in a timely manner.

October 2014 Column -- Plan to raise elected officials salaries not supported

Last week the Citizens Salary Review Commission released its report, calling for salary increases for the county executive, comptroller, sheriff and clerk. It was the first report since 2004 and analyzed the fact that elected officials’ salaries hadn’t been raised since 1996.

Legislator Morton, Rite-Aid to host Flu Clinic at Lancaster Farmers Market

Legislator Ted Morton and Rite-Aid will host a Flu Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Lancaster Farmers Market, 4913 Transit Road. Attendees must be 18 or older and are asked to bring their insurance card. The flu vaccine is covered in full under most insurance plans. 

Visit Buffalo Niagara president tours District with Legislator Morton

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently welcomed Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler to the eastern section of Erie County to tour sites in the municipalities he represents.

Legislator Morton announces Sept. 27 Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County, local agencies and businesses are partnering to set up collection sites for a Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event.