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Press Releases - 2016


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.

December 2016 Column - Legislature presents third consecutive tax rate cut

County to hold public hearing on future of Como Lake Park

Legislature requests State action on living organ donations

Legislator Morton Hosts 3rd Annual Food Drive

November 2016 Column - Ensuring a Responsible Budget

Legislator Morton calls on County to dredge Como Lake

Legislators make friendly wager over Section VI AA football championship

October 2016 Column - Improving Transit Road

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

September 2016 Column - Honoring our Agreements

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

Legislator Ted Morton Continues Summer Listening Tour

August 2016 Column - Odds and Ends

Legislator Morton announces start of construction phase on Losson Road

Legislator Morton calls for Town Hall on Parks Master Plan

Legislators Burke and Morton Honor Pulaski Day Parade Grand Marshal

July 2016 Column - Restoring Como Lake

Legislator Morton announces Summer Primetime funding for youth programming

Legislator Morton announces free notary services provided at Legislature

June 2016 Column - Reforming County Government

May 2016 Column - Spring Work Begins

Legislator Morton to host 3rd annual Unyts Blood Drive

Officials Advocate for Increased First Responder Grant Funding

Legislator Morton Delivers Donations to SPCA

April 2016 Column - Urgent Issues Before Us

Legislator Morton announces April 12 Drive-Thru Disposal event to collect drugs, needles

Legislator Morton demands answers on New Stadium Working Group

Kidney Disease Awareness Month declared in Erie County

Erie County requests Thruway Authority release records concerning emergency response to the November ’14 storm

Legislature calls on County Executive to widen William Street

March 2016 Column - Helping All in Need

Legislator Morton hosts pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA

Legislator Morton, local students to send cards to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

February Column - An Epidemic in Need of Action

Legislator Morton joins UFC in support of legalizing MMA in NYS

January 2016 Column - A New Year, New Term

Legislator Morton sworn-in for second term