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Legislation to Combat Breast Cancer Passes the Assembly

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of legislation she sponsored that will grant women better access to breast cancer screenings in New York State (A.10679). Specifically, the measure...

June 14, 2016
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Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislation to Make Columbia County Waterways Eligible for Public Funds

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) announced she has authored and passed three pieces of legislation to designate creeks in Columbia County as inland waterways (A.9508-A, A.9509, and...

June 9, 2016
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Significant Mandate Relief Measure Passes the Assembly

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) announced that the Assembly passed legislation she is a sponsor of that will require the state to fully reimburse counties for the costs associated with indigent legal services...

June 3, 2016
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Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislation to Combat the Spread of Lyme Disease

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of three pieces of legislation she authored that focus on efforts to curb the spread of Lyme disease. Specifically, the bills provide students and teachers with appropriate...

June 2, 2016
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Assemblymember Barrett Hosts Community Broadband Meeting

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) hosted a community meeting on broadband access this morning at Columbia-Greene Community College. Her office invited staff members from the NY Broadband Program Office to provide county...

May 26, 2016
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June 7, 2016
"This debate, if nothing else, showed me why this legislation is necessary in New York. That women's rights and that reproductive rights and that our health is at risk in New York. I've spent my entire life as an advocate for women and girls, and I am highly troubled by the message that we are sending to children …  that we're sending to girls. If we can't support this. That they can't grow up in a world where they can make choices about their own bodies. I think it's essential that we let our girls growing up today know that we care about them and we care about their future and that we care about their ability to make their own choices," said Assemblymember Barrett, who voted in the affirmative for a bill that codifies the reproductive rights that women in New York have had since Roe vs. Wade. (A-6221)