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Assemblymember Barrett Statement on Governor Cuomo's 2018 State of the State Address

“In what will likely be one of the tightest budget cycles in recent memory, Governor Cuomo laid out an ambitious agenda in his annual State of the State address. I was pleased that he raised a number of priorities that I share, including a few that...

January 4, 2018
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Assemblymember Barrett: Repeal of net neutrality will hit New Yorkers, public libraries hard

“As chair of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee, I am committed to ensuring each and every New Yorker has fair and equal access to the information and resources they need. Many residents, especially those in underserved...

December 15, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill to Safeguard the Hudson River Is Signed into Law

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D - Columbia, Dutchess) legislation asserting the state’s authority over the Hudson River by expanding the criteria used to establish “tanker avoidance zones” beyond existing...

October 24, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett to Chair Committee on Libraries and Education Technology

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has named Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess) to chair the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology. Assemblymember Barrett has been a longtime advocate...

September 29, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett: EPA Must Expand PCB Remediation Efforts to Entire Hudson Valley Region

Dutchess County, NY – As the September 1st deadline rapidly approaches to submit public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Hudson River Superfund cleanup, State Assemblymember Didi Barrett...

August 30, 2017
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January 23, 2018
"We are living in an age of threatened fake news, all sorts of alternative facts, and I think the fact that libraries remain a source where education and facts and information are the bedrock of what they're based on is really essential as we move forward in this particular era," said Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Chair of the Committee on Libraries and Education Technology, as a sponsor for legislation that ensures New York State, its authorities and municipalities do not do business with companies that take advantage of consumers by engaging in non-net neutral practices. (A8882)