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Assemblymember Barrett Wants to Ensure Farmland Preservation Funds Stay in the Budget

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia & Dutchess) is encouraged by the governor’s inclusion of a $20 million farmland preservation initiative in this year’s 2015-16 budget, but she urges people to let their legislators and the governor know how...

February 12, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Calls for Truly Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that she is authoring legislation to ensure state-funded Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for three and four year olds is truly universal and that special needs children are included in...

February 10, 2015
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Didi Barrett Sworn Into the New York State Assembly

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Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that her swearing-in ceremony took place at the Red Devon on Sunday, January 25 in Bangall. She was reelected to a second full term to represent the 106th Assembly District, which covers...

January 29, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Supports $20 Million Farmland Preservation Initiative

“We continue to see how agriculture is a catalyst to other economic development, so I was very pleased to hear the governor discuss the need to preserve farmland in the Hudson Valley by announcing a $20 million initiative in this year’s budget. Our...

January 22, 2015
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Assemblymember Barrett Supports Recommendation to Ban Hydrofracking

“Our communities have worked hard to protect our natural resources and our beautiful Hudson River because we know how important it is to have a vibrant, safe and healthy water supply. The Department of Health’s recommendation to ban fracking is...

December 17, 2014
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December 11, 2014
Assemblywoman Barrett recognizes the immense benefit of the Regional Economic Development Council’s work. “We have an opportunity to continue to grow and attract the jobs that we need,” said Barrett.