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State Budget Invests in Hudson Valley Farmers

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the 2017-18 state budget includes key initiatives that will directly impact Hudson Valley farms including funding for a first in the nation carbon farming proposal that she developed, as...

April 12, 2017
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Statement on Hudson River Barge Incident

“The grounding of a barge carrying 2.5 million gallons of gasoline just below the Rip Van Winkle Bridge makes clear the inherent risks that petroleum transportation poses for our Hudson River Valley and its residents. What if this barge were...

April 4, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett on state budget extender

"I am enormously frustrated that after weeks of long discussions and intense negotiations we still have not come together to produce a state budget for the 2017-18 year. This is the first time we have had a late budget since I was first elected in...

April 3, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Statement on the Clean Power Plan

“The recent Presidential Executive Order rolling back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan and removing considerations of climate change from federal rule making demands a new call to action for states to take the lead in addressing the very...

March 29, 2017
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Barrett and Serino Take Aim at Anchorage Proposal

Albany, NY – With the U.S. Coast Guard proposing to establish new anchorage points across over 90 miles of the Hudson River, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess), Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Scenic Hudson teamed up today...

March 23, 2017
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April 24, 2017
"This past weekend, the Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House reopened after an extraordinary renovation that New York State was very instrumental in making sure happened. This facility is the longest surviving theater in New York State… this restoration which we celebrated this weekend will give this facility, the whole Hudson community, and the whole Hudson Valley a new opportunity to showcase this building that was first built in 1855 as a city hall and a place for everything that cities in that era engaged in," said Assemblymember Didi Barrett on the floor of the Assembly welcoming the executive team of the Hudson Opera House to the Assembly Chamber.