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Assemblywoman
Barbara Lifton

Fighting for the people of Cortland and Tompkins Counties

Assemblywoman Lifton: Investing in Cortland and Tompkins Counties

Spurring economic development in the region

check Secured $300,000 for the Cortland Downtown Partnership, a joint venture between the Downtown Business Association and the Cortland City Improvement Corporation

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Secured $10,000 for the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Cortland County

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Helped secure $51.2 million for a new student life center at SUNY Cortland

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Secured a $2 million appropriation to begin implementing the Ithaca/Tompkins County waterfront revitalization plan

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Successfully fought to keep the Lakeside Nursing Home open, keeping 160 patients close to loved ones and saving the 200 jobs the facility provides

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Helped secure $87 million for Cornell building renovations and replacements

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Secured $250,000 for Ithaca traffic and pedestrian safety improvements

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Secured $20,000 for the Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition

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Supported historic reform that decreased workers’ compensation rates for companies, helping make New York business-friendly while protecting workers’ rights

Getting the Finger Lakes region its fair share

check Fought for a 10.5 percent increase in aid to the city, towns and villages in Cortland County, raising the total to $2.5 million

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Supported a 10.2 percent increase in aid to the city, towns and villages in Tompkins County, raising the total to over $3.3 million

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Voted for a budget that provides homeowners with their STAR rebate check this fall—also made sure qualified seniors receive their Enhanced STAR rebates with a 40 percent increase

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Helped secure $2.2 million in Finger Lakes region park improvements, including $1.2 million for playgrounds

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Has secured $170,000 over the past three years for the Cortland YWCA childcare facility improvements
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“I’m fighting hard to make sure Cortland and Tompkins Counties continue to be great places to live, work and raise a family.”

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton
106 East Court Street • Ithaca, NY 14850 • (607) 277-8030
liftonb@assembly.state.ny.us

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