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Ted Morton
District 8

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92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
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November 2016 Column - Ensuring a Responsible Budget

It’s that time of the year again when the Legislature reviews the County Executive’s budget proposal. The Legislature recently concluded its budget hearings with every county department and elected office where we reviewed spending requests.

Legislator Morton calls on County to dredge Como Lake

At the Erie County Legislature’s annual budget hearings, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) called on the Erie County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to submit a budget request to fund dredging of Como Lake as part of next year’s Capital Projects Budget.

Legislators make friendly wager over Section VI AA football championship

To celebrate the upcoming Section VI AA championship football game at New Era Field between the undefeated Lancaster Legends and the Orchard Park Quakers, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) challenged Legislator John Mills (R-Orchard Park) to a friendly wager.

October 2016 Column - Improving Transit Road

Many who travel the Transit Road corridor between Walden and Broadway or read my monthly columns are well aware of the issues causing major traffic problems. With a narrow roadway due to the existing railroad bridges, accidents and other problems are far too common. Several community stakeholders including myself, the Village of Depew, State Senator Patrick Gallivan, State Senator Tim Kennedy, and both the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster, have begun working together, along with the New York State Department of Transportation, to advocate for the funds to widen the road.

Legislator Morton calls on Gov. Cuomo to increase infrastructure funding for Transit Road

In the wake of ongoing traffic and pedestrian safety issues, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently wrote Governor Cuomo and state officials asking for the widening of NYS Route 78 (Transit Road).

September 2016 Column - Honoring our Agreements

As we have just celebrated Labor Day and all our students are now back to school, I wanted to discuss a recent legislative issue that you may have read about in the newspaper.

Ted Morton Provides an Update On Como Lake’s Condition, It’s Not Good

Legislator Ted Morton recently visited Como Lake Park to observe the rapid deterioration of the lake.

Legislator Ted Morton Continues Summer Listening Tour

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) began his yearly summer listening tour this week that will have him visiting with residents in Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Depew and Alden.

August 2016 Column - Odds and Ends

A few weeks ago, the Legislature approved changes to the Erie County Charter that were recommended by an all-volunteer citizens committee. With County Executive approval, the measure would have gone to the ballot for the public to have their say and vote on in November. Unfortunately the County Executive chose to veto the recommended changes. As a result, the Legislature anticipates voting on an amended version later this month, including some changes suggested by the County Executive. While I’m disappointed that the original package was vetoed, I’m optimistic that a revised version will be passed and that the public will have the opportunity to vote on it this November.

Legislator Morton announces start of construction phase on Losson Road

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced that the Legislature has authorized the start of the construction phase on Losson Road between Borden and Transit roads in Lancaster.