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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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Request for Public Hearings on Anchorage Issue Statement

“I join US Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in calling on the US Coast Guard to hold public hearings on the proposed establishment of ten new commercial anchorage sites along the Hudson River from Kingston to Yonkers. “This proposal,...

August 9, 2016
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Comptroller Audit Statement

“I applaud Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for his audit identifying inappropriate Medicaid spending by the state and for putting forth a plan of action that will allow New York to recoup its overpayments. As always, our major concern is any potential...

August 9, 2016
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January 17, 2017
Assemblymember Barrett votes in favor of access to reproductive services: "I do so for all of our daughters and our granddaughters and our nieces and our god daughters and all of those girls and young women growing up today who deserve a choice about decisions being made in their own bodies," Assemblymember Barrett said in support of bill A-1748.