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Pro-Farmer Legislation Awaits the Governor’s Signature

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that legislation she authored and passed in the Assembly for three consecutive years has passed the Senate and now awaits the Governor’s signature. The legislation will help local...

June 19, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Says Enough is Enough

“Sexual assaults are all too common on college campuses, with 1 in 5 students a victim of dating violence or sexual assault. These statistics are alarming and the experience frequently devastating for the victims. The implementation of these...

June 17, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Elected First Vice-Chair of Legislative Women’s Caucus

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) has been elected by her colleagues to serve as the new First Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. This is Barrett’s first time serving in the leadership of the caucus; previously she served...

June 16, 2015
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Assemblymember Barrett: New York State Recognizes Veterans for Their Remarkable Service

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of legislation she authored that will ensure veterans of recent conflicts receive the property tax exemption they deserve. The bill specifically directs the Division of...

June 11, 2015
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Assemblymember Barrett Helps Farmers Get Goods to Market

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of legislation she authored that will help local farmers on the cost of transporting their goods to markets across the state. Specifically, the bill would create a tax credit...

May 19, 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