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The local coalition formed to fight the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla is urging aggressive State action to eradicate the infestation, and to fully fund the effort, beginning in the 2012-13 State budget.

Testifying yesterday before the Joint Legislative Public...

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson at the February 7 meeting announced her appointments and the Legislature committee structure for 2012, appointments she noted maintain much consistency with 2011 according to requests of individual legislators. The Legislature retains six...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-2 (Legislators David McKenna and Frank Proto opposed and Legislator Carol Chock excused) authorized salary and benefit adjustments for County management employees that mirror provisions of Civil Service Employees Association White Collar...

Legislator Nathan Shinagawa (D-District 4/City of Ithaca) will serve as Vice Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature for 2012. With Legislators Frank Proto, Kathy Luz Hererra, Pam Mackesey, and Shinagawa nominated, Mr. Shinagawa was elected on the fifth ballot after four...

The Housing Fund - Funding Round 5: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now open for the Community Housing Affordability Program and Community Housing Trust Program.

The Housing Fund, which consists of the Community Housing Affordability Program and the...

The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) tonight sponsored a session to provide information and respond to questions about the proposed amendment to the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement between the IDA and the AES Cayuga power plant in Lansing. The...

Residents of Tompkins County are invited to apply for membership on advisory boards that provide input to the Tompkins County Legislature on environmental matters.

The Water Resources Council (WRC) has one at-large vacancy.

The Environmental...

County Legislature Chair Martha Robertson, Legislator Will Burbank, and County Administrator Joe Mareane spent the day at the State Capitol in Albany today, urging legislative leaders to act on key concerns of Tompkins and other counties.

The local delegation met...

At the first of two public hearings, the County's Independent Redistricting Commission put forth its recommended plan for reapportioning County legislative districts. About ten people attended tonight's hearing in Dryden, including several members of the County Legislature...

The County's Independent Redistricting Commission next Tuesday will hold the first of two public hearings on its proposed plan for reapportioning County legislative districts.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, January 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Dryden...

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