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Assemblymember Barrett: Funding for Repairs on Taconic Crucial for Our Communities

“The recently announced $6 million in state funding to repair and pave over 20 miles of the Taconic State Parkway in the towns of Clinton, Stanford and Milan is welcome news. Our communities, families, workforce and tourists depend on our roadways...

July 11, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett Encourages Summer Reading and Announces Funding for Local Libraries

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announces her support for summer reading programs across her district as well as funding for four libraries in Columbia and Dutchess counties. These libraries will receive more than $256,000 to help expand,...

July 6, 2017
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Coast Guard Announcement Terrific News for Area

“Today’s announcement by the Coast Guard is terrific news for the Hudson River and the countless community members, businesses, organizations and elected officials — of both parties — who opposed the anchorages proposal. It brings welcome relief...

June 28, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislation to Combat Hudson River Anchorages

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D, Columbia-Dutchess) announced legislation she sponsored to fight the Hudson River anchorages passed the Assembly A.6825-A. The US Coast Guard’s anchorage proposal has been met with widespread...

June 21, 2017
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Assemblymember Barrett Stands Up for Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims

“Passing the Child Victims Act today is a long overdue step in recognizing, supporting and empowering victims of child sexual abuse. This devastating predatory and coercive behavior has no place in our society and we must do all we can to end it. I...

June 7, 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.