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Lawmakers To Visit Southern Tier

Lawmakers To Visit Southern Tier

WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY)---New York's federal senators will visit the Southern Tier on Tuesday.

Senator Chuck Schumer will be in Watkins Glen Tuesday morning with top federal officials and local business owners to come up with a plan to eradicate hydrilla from the Finger Lakes. This comes after Schumer successfully pushed for more than 300-thousand dollars in federal funds to fight hydrilla in Cayuga Lake.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will pay a visit to Tompkins County this afternoon.

Gillibrand will be in Ithaca, where she will meet with Mayor Svante Myrick and community leaders for a roundtable discussion to develop downtown. The Senator is expected to announce support for funding to improve the Commons, and the area's public transportation system.