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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.

October 2017 Column - Fighting an Epidemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legislator Morton’s Made in America Law approved by Legislature

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

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

Legislator Ted Morton Introduces Made in America Act

Legislator Morton announces widespread support for improving Como Lake  

Legislator Morton recognizes Depew Firefighter for saving lives in burning building

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

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

Legislator Ted Morton to host Cheektowaga and Lancaster Outreach Events 

Legislator Morton opposes NFTA ridesharing fee 

June 2017 Column - ECC Presidential Search

Legislature supports Ruthie’s Law to improve accountability in nursing homes
Erie County Legislature approves Stony Road Bridge work

May 2017 Column - Ruthie’s Law improves accountability in nursing homes

Erie County to collected hazardous waste materials on June 3 & August 5

Legislator Morton announces local businesses needed for County’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Legislature Declares April Donate Life Month

April 2017 Column - Fair Deal for AFSCME Members

March 2017 Column - Fixing Transit Road

Legislator Morton, Erie County Legislature support resolution repealing SAFE Act Upstate

Legislators approve resolution requesting meeting with ECFSA Board to review $100 million borrowing plan

County Legislature calls on State to increase Transit Road funding

Legislator Morton provides Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce with update on county matters

February 2017 Column - WNY counties unite against Governor’s misdirection on reason for high NYS taxes

January 2017 Column - New Year, New Challenges