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Assemblymember Barrett Introduces First of its Kind Legislation on Carbon Farming

In a win-win move for both farmers and the environment, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) opened the new legislative session with groundbreaking legislation creating a carbon farming tax credit (A3281). The...

February 6, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett Votes for Measures to Improve Government Accountability

“New Yorkers should expect their public servants to represent them and not the needs of special interest groups. This week I sponsored and voted for two bipartisan ethics reform measures to deny pensions for corrupt politicians and prevent conflicts...

January 31, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Named Chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on People with Disabilities

Speaker Carl E. Heastie has named Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess) to be Chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on People with Disabilities. As an advocate for the disability community, this new appointment works in conjunction with...

January 18, 2017
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Hudson River PCB Statement

“The Hudson River is the lifeline of this region; it connects us economically, culturally, and historically. I commend New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos for calling on the EPA to re-examine the cleanup...

August 24, 2016
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Water Infrastructure Grants Statement

"In our region we too often struggle with aging, inadequate – or in some cases no – water infrastructure. This investment by the state signifies its commitment to improving public health, the environment and the economy. These grants will help ease...

August 12, 2016
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February 8, 2017
Assemblywoman Didi Barrett questions Michael Perrin, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services during a Joint Senate and Assembly Hearing on the 2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal and its impact on Human Services.