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News from Assemblywoman Lifton on Federal Aid, the USPS, Voting, UI, Evictions, College & School Reopenings, the Census, COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Dear Friends --It’s been a while. In this rather lengthy newsletter, I reflect on what’s been happening with federal aid, with the United States Postal Service as it relates to voting, and then I provide updates on voting in New York State,...

Cornell's Responses to Assemblywoman Lifton's Follow up Questions on Reopening

Lifton Introduces Eviction Database Bill

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D-125th AD) announced today that she’s introduced a bill in the Assembly to establish a searchable database providing information about eviction proceedings in the state.“Tens of thousands of evictions occur every...

Statement on Cornell's Reopening Plan and How to Weigh in with NYS

Dear Friends --As the discussion continues about the Cornell reopening plan, I've been asked by many constituents how they might best direct their concerns and questions about that plan. The NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has the responsibility...

Lifton Follow Up Questions on Cornell Reopening

Lifton Releases Cornell, Tompkins County Response to Reopening Concerns

Assemblywoman Lifton (D-Ithaca) released the following statement today. Please click here to read the Cornell, Tompkins County response to reopening concerns.“Having publicly released the questions and concerns from many constituents about Cornell's...

Cornell, Tompkins County Response to Reopening Concerns

Lifton Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

It’s taken me a few days to write to you about the death of George Floyd because, frankly, I’ve been depressed that, here in 2020, we have had to watch the brutal murder of yet another unarmed man of color (and sometimes it is boys, like Tamir...

News from Assemblywoman Lifton: Phase II Reopening, Legislative Session & Other Updates

Dear Friends --As you may have heard, both the Southern Tier Region, which includes Tompkins County, and the Central New York Region, which includes Cortland County, are officially in Phase II, as announced by the Governor at his 1 p.m. briefing today....

Legislature Voting This Week on COVID-19-Related Legislation

Dear Friend --I wanted to quickly pass along some important information about this week's legislative session, about which perhaps you've heard a bit. The Assembly and Senate are holding committee meetings today, remotely for the very first time,...

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