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Assemblymember Barrett Pushes for Consumer Protection Representative on State Energy Planning Board

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Hudson) announced her bill to restore a consumer protection representative on the state Energy Planning Board has gained Senate sponsorship from Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (A.7069). The bill passed the Assembly in 2012 unanimously....

Barrett Says Lopez Must Go Immediately

“Vito Lopez should resign immediately – or face expulsion. Is there no end to the audacity of this man? There is simply no place in our society for sexual harassment of any kind. “All my adult life I have advocated for the empowerment of women...

Barrett, Gipson Push for Measure to Improve Bottom Line for Farmers

In an effort to help farmers throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley and Capital Regions, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) and Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) have introduced legislation in their respective houses that would lessen costs for farmers...

Barrett Calls On Lopez to Resign

“There is no place in our society for sexual harassment of any kind and I think that Assemblyman Lopez should resign. “I have spent my adult life advocating for the empowerment of women and girls. Victims should never feel threatened or deterred...

Barrett Angered By Alleged Criminal Activity of Elected Officials

“The recent arrests of elected officials in New York have left me outraged and saddened. Public service is an honor and a privilege. These corruption allegations show a betrayal of trust and a profound lack of respect for the people of the state by...

Assemblymember Barrett urges participation in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) is encouraging area families to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27. The event, which has been held for the past six years, is a chance for local residents with expired or...

Assemblymember Barrett Helps Pass Assembly Package to Help and Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Hudson) has announced that she helped pass several measures that would enhance protections for victims of domestic violence as well as provide them with additional help through challenging circumstances. “Too often,...

Assemblymember Barrett: Easing Regulations ‘Great News’ for Farmers

In a move that signals great news for the Mid-Hudson Valley, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) applauded the recent announcement to allow family farms in New York State to grow from 199 cows to 299 cows before certain costly standards apply....

Barrett Continues ‘Where the Jobs Are’ Tour, Highlights Pro-Business Initiatives in State Budget

In an ongoing effort to help local business owners create new jobs and grow their businesses, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) made seven more stops in the district on her “Where the Jobs Are” tour last week. The tour gives her the chance...

Assemblymember Barrett Announces State Budget Good News for Local Economy

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D–Millbrook) has announced that the 2013-14 state budget she helped pass includes funding for economic and agriculture programs and tax breaks that will help businesses and promote job growth across New York State, particularly...

Assemblymember Didi Barrett Encouraged by First CHIPS Funding Increase Since 2008

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Mid-Hudson) announced that the 2013-14 New York State Budget includes a $75 million increase to rehabilitate roads and bridges as part of the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). This program...

Assemblymember Barrett Announces Assembly Budget Proposal Aims to Grow Jobs, Businesses

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) announced that the 2013-14 Assembly budget proposal would focus on improving the economy across New York State by encouraging job and business growth through numerous business-friendly proposals, including tax...

Assemblymember Didi Barrett Announces Assembly Budget Includes Increase in AIM Funding

Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s Diner Stop Tour Makes Her District Office Mobile

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In an effort to maintain a constant and open line of communication with constituents across the Mid-Hudson Valley, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) is starting her second annual Diner Stop Tour on Friday, Feb. 15. “I am fortunate to represent...

Assemblymember Barrett Kicks Off Districtwide ‘Where the Jobs Are Tour’

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In an effort to talk one-on-one with local employers and find new job opportunities for Mid-Hudson Valley families, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) announced the start of her “Where the Jobs Are Tour.” The tour’s kickoff coincides with...

Governor Cuomo Budget Statement

“The budget proposal outlined by Governor Cuomo is an excellent starting point in the process to craft a responsible state budget that grows the upstate economy, increases education funding and allows for the creation of good-paying private sector jobs....

State of the State Statement

“The road map set forth by Governor Cuomo at today’s annual State of the State gives New Yorkers much to look forward to in the upcoming year. I am particularly optimistic that many of his proposals will have lasting, positive effects on the mid-Hudson...

Barrett Helps Assembly Pass Legislation to Help Farms and Small Breweries

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid-Hudson) announced the Assembly passed legislation that will allow farms to grow, brew and sell locally made beer (A.10694). In addition, the Assembly passed legislation to provide tax and fee relief for small breweries...

Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill Would Reinstate Consumers’ Advocate on State Energy Planning Board

To ensure consumer interests are once again included in the state’s energy plans, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid Hudson) announced the Assembly passed a bill she authored to amend the state energy law by including a person from the Utility...

Barrett Announces Funding for Literacy Program

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Mid-Hudson) announced that Literacy Connections of Dutchess, Columbia, and Greene Counties have been awarded almost $52,000 from the State Education Department. This funding is part of a statewide allocation that was enacted...