Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton
wants to meet with you

Dear Neighbor

I am working in the Assembly to improve the quality of life in Tompkins and Cortland counties by creating and retaining good jobs, ensuring our children receive a quality education, keeping college affordable and making sure our families have access to quality health care.

The 2006 legislative session recently wrapped up and positive steps were made—from passing another on-time budget to enacting legislation that provides relief from soaring property taxes.

I am hosting town meetings to provide an update on the legislative session and to hear concerns and questions on state government. The opinions of my constituents are vital to helping me better represent you. Together we can work to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Barbara Lifton
Member of Assembly

Lifton announces town meetings to provide legislative update

“To keep you informed about legislative and community issues, and to provide an opportunity for you to share your opinions and concerns with me face to face, I have scheduled the following town meetings throughout my Assembly District. I look forward to speaking with you.”

—Assemblywoman Lifton

July 19

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Rd.

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cortland Council Chambers
25 Court St.

July 20

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Newfield Town Hall
166 Main St.

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ithaca Town Hall
215 N. Tioga St.

August 1

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Lansing Town Hall
29 Auburn Rd.

Assemblywoman Lifton helps craft an on-time, responsible budget
Assemblywoman Lifton worked to pass a fair, on-time budget that provides our schools with the resources they need to prepare our children for the global economy, makes a significant investment in New York’s higher education system, and ensures access to quality, affordable health care.

Some of the budget highlights that Lifton fought for include:

Checkmark Schools in the 125th Assembly District will receive over $7.4 million more than last year in state aid


Investing $131 million more in operating aid to block the governor’s proposed $500 tuition hike for SUNY


Capital investments to improve SUNY, including $20 million for SUNY Cortland’s Phase I project to upgrade the Science and Technology Center


$2 million for Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations Faculty Wing Restorations


$2.4 million for Tompkins County Community College’s athletic facility renovation/master plan


$1.2 million for the Cornell Theory Center


Rejecting the governor’s cut of over $1 million to Cayuga Medical Center and Cortland Regional Medical Center

Providing smart property tax relief
Assemblywoman Lifton knows how important it is to provide relief from the burden of high property taxes. That’s why the Legislature agreed on a property tax rebate plan that will return millions of dollars to New York’s hard-working taxpayers each year in the fall.

In Cortland County, homeowners eligible for Basic STAR exemption will receive an average rebate of $172. Those eligible for the senior exemption will receive approximately $200.

In Tompkins County, homeowners eligible for Basic STAR exemption will receive an average rebate of $176. Those eligible for the senior exemption will receive approximately $294.


Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton Assemblywoman
Barbara Lifton
106 East Court St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-8030