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New York State Budget’s Significant Investments and Crucial Programs Address Concerns of Hardworking Families

“The New York State budget that we have laid out and passed is one that substantively addresses many of the policies I’ve pushed for since I took office. It includes a tremendous investment in education with over $24 billion in aid – a more than 6%...

April 1, 2016
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Says No to Mixed Martial Arts in NY

“My no vote on the legalization of MMA-- in committee and on the floor-- reflect the position I have held since I was first elected to the Assembly. I cannot support a brutal sport that promotes misogynistic behavior or one that has the potential to...

March 22, 2016
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Celebrates Women’s History Month

Girls growing up today have to look hard to discover the stories of women and girls who came before them. Often primary research is required — seeking out long hidden diaries and well-creased letters, interviewing elderly relatives and neighbors,...

March 17, 2016
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Assembly’s $30 Million Proposal Will Increase Funding to Combat Heroin Epidemic

"Our communities are reeling from the impact of heroin and opioid abuse and there is a desperate need for the resources and ongoing services to confront and curb this epidemic. The Assembly’s proposal significantly increases funding to provide...

March 8, 2016
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Columbia County Must Lead the Fight for Technological Upgrades

At a recent Assembly Economic Development Committee hearing on providing affordable and high quality cable, broadband and telephone service, I expressed to industry leaders what I think is the frustration of many Columbia County residents: I can't...

February 18, 2016
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February 08, 2016
Assemblymember Barrett, joined by members of both the State Assembly and Senate, spoke about the importance of the Legislative Women's Caucus and their work to ensure the caucus priorities supporting New York women are at the forefront of the 2016 legislative session.