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Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill to Safeguard the Hudson River Is Signed into Law

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D - Columbia, Dutchess) legislation asserting the state’s authority over the Hudson River by expanding the criteria used to establish “tanker avoidance zones” beyond existing...

October 24, 2017
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett to Chair Committee on Libraries and Education Technology

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has named Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess) to chair the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology. Assemblymember Barrett has been a longtime advocate...

September 29, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett: EPA Must Expand PCB Remediation Efforts to Entire Hudson Valley Region

Dutchess County, NY – As the September 1st deadline rapidly approaches to submit public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Hudson River Superfund cleanup, State Assemblymember Didi Barrett...

August 30, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett Represents New York at National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

State Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) represented New York as the state’s sole legislator to convene at the 2017 National Issues Forum of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Cambridge, MA earlier...

August 14, 2017
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Community Urges Governor to Sign Bill Aimed at Safeguarding the Hudson

Poughkeepsie, NY – Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I – Hyde Park) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Hudson) today joined Scenic Hudson in bringing together a group of local leaders, environmental advocates and concerned community members to urge the...

August 7, 2017
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December 5, 2017
"Do you feel that there is a level of efficiency and efficacy in your covering a larger region and is this something that we should be looking at as a way to kind of consolidate the middle person, the person who's distributing these grants or has it really made no difference?" asked Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Member of the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development, questioning Linda Marston-Reid, Executive Director of Arts Mid-Hudson during the Assembly Standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development public hearing to review the impact and effectiveness of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants awarded throughout the State.