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New Yorkers Deserve Affordable and Comprehensive Health Care

“While Washington toys with providing affordable and accessible health care for the American people. I joined with my colleagues in the NY State Assembly to affirm that access to comprehensive health coverage is a right not a luxury. I support The...

May 17, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill Ensuring Tax Relief for Veterans Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of legislation she sponsored that ensures veterans of recent conflicts receive the property tax exemptions to which they are entitled. The measure directs the Division of...

May 3, 2017
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State Budget Invests in Hudson Valley Farmers

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced the 2017-18 state budget includes key initiatives that will directly impact Hudson Valley farms including funding for a first in the nation carbon farming proposal that she developed, as...

April 12, 2017
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Statement on Hudson River Barge Incident

“The grounding of a barge carrying 2.5 million gallons of gasoline just below the Rip Van Winkle Bridge makes clear the inherent risks that petroleum transportation poses for our Hudson River Valley and its residents. What if this barge were...

April 4, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett on state budget extender

"I am enormously frustrated that after weeks of long discussions and intense negotiations we still have not come together to produce a state budget for the 2017-18 year. This is the first time we have had a late budget since I was first elected in...

April 3, 2017
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May 22, 2017
"I firmly believe in the priorities of protecting the rights and improving the lives of people with disabilities… Disabilities Awareness Day is a priority to the assembly because we bring together people with disabilities, their friends and family members, program and service providers, and advocates all in one place right here today," said Assemblywoman Barrett, Chair of the Task Force on People with Disabilities and host of the Disabilities Awareness Day event, as she spoke about Disabilities Awareness Day in The Well of the Legislative Office Building.