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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Receives a Perfect Score from the Environmental Advocates of New York

“I am both honored and proud of this recognition by the Environmental Advocates of New York. We are so fortunate to live in an area that is home to many valuable natural resources, which is precisely why supporting initiatives that will protect and...

Assemblymember Barrett: Public Must See All the Facts Before Airport Expansion Proceeds

Ghent – Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) recently sent a letter to Pat Grattan, Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, asking him to hold off on plans to expand the Columbia County Airport until a comprehensive study on the impact...

Assemblymember Barrett Secures Over $15.5 Million in Accelerated Funding For Much-Needed Bridge and Road Repairs

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) has secured more than $15.5 million in new funding that will be invested in local bridge and road repairs as a part of the NY Works capital program. This funding will allow the Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Assemblymember Barrett: Fire Prevention Begins at Home

Assemblymember Didi Barrett is a ‘Friend’ of the New York Farm Bureau

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.” This is honor is given annually to state lawmakers who have distinguished themselves as supporters of the New York Farm Bureau,...

Legislation to Restore Cuts to OPWDD Funding Signed Into Law by Governor Cuomo

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that the governor recently signed into law legislation she sponsored that will restore $90 million, or the necessary amount of critical funding to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)....

Is Your Small Business Still Trying to Rebound From Hurricane Irene?

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) wants to remind small business owners that grants are still available for you if your business was impacted by Hurricane Irene through New York’s Small Business Storm Recovery Program. Qualifying small businesses...

Convicted Public Officials Shouldn’t Be Rewarded with State Pensions

“Public officials found guilty of a criminal behavior and violating the public’s trust do not deserve to be taking taxpayer-funded pensions. Today, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called for the revocation of pensions from public officials...

Assemblymember Barrett: Vital Funding That Would Support Programs for New York’s Most Vulnerable Citizens is Awaiting the Governor’s Signature

“When this year’s final budget cut vital funding for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), I vowed to continue fighting to make sure our most vulnerable citizens were not left behind. “Today, we are one step closer to...

Assembly Passes Barrett Sponsored Bill Promoting ‘I Love NY’ Campaign

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that bipartisan legislation she sponsored to increase tourism in New York State passed the Assembly and Senate and will be delivered to Governor Cuomo (A.5311). The bill would require that the “I Love...

Barrett’s Measure to Ease Burden on Local Farmers Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson), who sits on the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, announced that legislation she authored to help small and medium sized farm operations in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Capital Region has passed the Assembly. Specifically,...

Assemblymember Barrett Hosts ‘Food Hub’ Forum

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Working to promote local agriculture and help farmers in southern Columbia and northern Dutchess counties, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) hosted a “Food Hub & Commercial Kitchen Roundtable Discussion” on Friday, June 14, at the North East...

Assemblymember Barrett: It’s Time to Put an End to Elder Abuse

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Helping to bring attention to the need to protect New York’s seniors against abuse, fraud and financial exploitation, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) attended the Coalition on Elder Abuse forum in Dutchess County on Friday. Barrett, who sits...

Barrett Statement on IBM Job Cut Announcement

“IBM's announcement to cut almost 700 jobs is terrible news for Dutchess County. As we wait for more specifics about the layoffs, my thoughts are with the families who are affected. “The Mid-Hudson Valley has a strong workforce with talented, hardworking...

Assembly Passes Barrett’s Legislation to Protect Energy Consumers

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that her bill to restore a consumer protection representative to the state Energy Planning Board has passed through the state Assembly (A.7069). The legislation is an effort to provide New York’s ratepayers...

Barrett Applauds Governor’s Women’s Equality Agenda – Says it’s ‘Overdue’

“The Women’s Equality Agenda announced by Governor Cuomo aligns with the Assembly’s long held position on women's equity and moves New York toward finally erasing the gender gap once and for all. We must assure that all women are treated and compensated...

Barrett Supports Legislation to Restore Cut OPWDD Funding

Assemblymember Barrett’s Legislation to Protect Energy Consumers on the Move in Assembly

Looking to protect energy consumers throughout New York State, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that her legislation to restore a consumer protection representative to the state Energy Planning Board has passed through the Assembly Committee...

Assemblymember Barrett: Working to Connect Local Farms and Seniors

In her continued efforts to help Mid-Hudson Valley farmers and ensure seniors have access to high-quality food, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) announced that legislation she sponsored to establish a Farm-to-Senior program has passed the Assembly...

Gipson & Barrett Aim to Improve Lyme Care to Patients, Protect Doctors

Albany, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) have introduced the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill. The legislation aims to protect doctors by allowing them to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to...