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Assemblymember Barrett: Helping Hardworking Families Means Supporting Paid Family Leave

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored to implement paid family leave benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or to care for a new baby or an ailing family member...

February 2, 2016
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett: As We Celebrate New Equality Laws, Essential Work Remains

Marking significant progress in efforts to break down barriers to women’s equality, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that a number of important bills passed last year take effect today. “All my life I have fought to...

January 19, 2016
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Announces 2016 Diner Stop Tour Dates

Committed to facilitating an open dialogue with constituents and at the same time showcasing great local businesses, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) is again bringing her office to local diners as part of her annual “Diner Stop...

January 12, 2016
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Toll Relief for Farmers: Keep It in the Budget

“Since first elected, I have fought for a farm vehicle tax credit to bring relief to our farmers who must travel to markets on costly toll roads. Today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo is welcome relief to the farmers of the Hudson Valley,” said...

January 6, 2016
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Assemblymember Barrett Disappointed in PSC Decision on Building New Power Lines

“For more than two years I have joined with many members of the Hudson Valley to fight this proposal because we have grave concerns about the negative impact monster power lines will have on our region. Today’s ruling by the PSC is counter to...

December 17, 2015
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February 3, 2016
Assemblymember Barrett asks Kerry Delaney, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, about plans for the Wassaic DDSO, the impact increasing minimum wage will have on healthcare workers and funding of affordable housing units for people with developmental disabilities.