Assemblywoman Lifton to Host Community Meetings

Governor’s cuts to education, higher education, and health care and job creation top concerns
February 9, 2006

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WFP-Tompkins/Cortland) will hold a series of community meetings in February and March to address concerns about the governor’s budget proposal and other important issues.

“To get New York moving in the right direction, we must focus on priorities such as creating and retaining jobs, ensuring our children receive a quality education, keeping college affordable, and ensuring our families have access to quality health care,” said Lifton. “Unfortunately, the governor’s budget proposal shows his priorities are out of touch with the pressing challenges facing the state.”

The meetings will be held:

Tuesday, February 21-10a.m.-12p.m.
Enfield Town Hall
168 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca

Tuesday, February 21- 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Ulysses Town Hall
10 Elm Street, Trumansburg

Thursday February 23- 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Groton Town Hall
101 Conger Blvd, Groton

Thursday February 23- 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Ithaca Town Hall
215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca

Thursday, March 2– 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cortlandville Town Hall
3577 Terrace Road, Cortland

“The opinions of my constituents are vital to helping me better represent them,” Lifton said. “I encourage everyone to attend these meetings.”