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Legislation to Support Older Farmers Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced legislation she authored that ensures aging farmers have the support they need to continue their businesses has been signed into law. Specifically, the bill would require the state to...

August 20, 2015
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Local Libraries Receive Boost in Support from Assemblymember Barrett

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Columbia, Dutchess) announced the procurement of state funding for improvements to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (Boardman Road Branch Library) and the Hudson Area Association Library. The funding was...

August 14, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett: Broadband Service Provides Access to the Modern World

For the Hudson Valley to grow smartly and attract the people and businesses to build a strong 21st century economy, it is essential that everyone have access to fast and reliable Internet. Simply put, now more than ever, innovation, education and...

August 6, 2015
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Minimum Wage Statement

“Today’s recommendation to increase the minimum wage for workers in the fast food industry is a step in the right direction. However, our focus must remain on providing financial relief to all workers instead of singling out a...

July 22, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett: Good Work Done and More to Be Done

The just completed legislative session may have filled headlines with the drama of arrests and changing leadership, but for me and most of my colleagues the focus remained on fighting for our districts and passing good laws to benefit the people of...

July 10, 2015
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June 18, 2015
Assemblywoman Barrett shares her personal journey as the parent of an adoptee, while explaining her support on legislation which establishes the Adoptee Bill of Rights to clarify language and procedures for obtaining birth certificates and medical histories of adoptees. "As a mother I have one birth child and one adopted child and so that kind of gives me a unique perspective on this even more that my daughter was born in Russia. She was born in 1991 at a time when you can kind of picture what was going on there. We have no opportunity to get her birth information, we have no opportunity to find out who her birth mother was who her birth father was, any of those things and here we are in a country and a state where we can do that for adoptees," said Assemblywoman Barrett.  A2901