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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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Assemblymember Barrett Releases Booklet Celebrating Remarkable Hudson Valley Women

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) has released the fourth volume of “Women’s History in the Hudson Valley: Ten Stories from Columbia and Dutchess Counties” in celebration of Women’s History Month. The booklet shares the stories of 10...

March 20, 2017
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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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March 20, 2017
"I'm really heartened to hear the consensus of opinion among my colleagues here in the legislature about our commitment to ensuring that the direct care workers, the consumer direct workers, the people who do the heavy lifting to care for the most vulnerable and allow them to live independently...that money is there for all of those people to get the care and to make sure that profession has the dignity going forward," said Assemblywoman Barrett during a meeting of the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene.