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NYLCV Endorses Didi Barrett For Assembly

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Didi Barrett for New York’s Assembly District 106. Completing her first term, Didi Barrett is widely seen as an up-and-coming environmental leader in the Assembly. One of […]



Assemblymember Barrett to host third public energy forum

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: In Your Town

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that in response to concerns from Hudson Valley residents about rising energy rates, a new capacity zone, and the energy highway she will host the third in a series of public energy meetings in the Town of Poughkeepsie. “The harshness of this past winter was a cold wake up call, […]



Legislation Passed to Make Wappinger Creek Eligible for Federal Funds

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) and Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that legislation they authored to define Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway has passed the Assembly and the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature (A.8315/S.5480-A). As an inland waterway, the creek would be eligible for federal funds for pollution cleanup, wastewater management, waterfront […]



Celebrate Women’s History Month with Assemblymember Didi Barrett

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Women’s history has long been written on the leaves of diaries, penned across the pages of letters and scribbled on the backs of photographs. Their stories – even those of bravery or turmoil – tend to be shared in family lore, not chronicled in multi-volume biographies. Nonetheless, while our founding mothers may not be documented […]



Barrett calls for special education funding to be included in UPK plans

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) is requesting that state funding for Universal Pre-K (UPK) include coverage for pre-kindergarten special education programs. She recently sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asking for both UPK and pre-K special education funding to be included in the 2014-15 budget. “New York State needs to make good on its […]



Barrett: Casinos Should Not Be Externally Imposed on Any Community

Feb 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced she and her Assembly colleague Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) have introduced legislation that would give local communities a say on whether or not casinos should be built there. This important measure is supported by members both upstate and downstate, has bipartisan support in the Assembly, and is sponsored by Senator Liz […]



Assemblymember Barrett Appointed to Assembly Tourism Committee

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the influential New York State Assembly standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development. “Tourism and all its facets continue to be a major economic driver in the Hudson Valley,” said Assemblymember Barrett. “People come from all over to visit our […]



Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s Diner Stop Tour is coming to Millerton

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Just last month, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) kicked-off her third annual mobile district office “Diner Stop Tour.” In case you missed it, her second stop of the 2014 Diner Stop Tour will take place this Friday, Feb. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Irving Farm Coffee House in Millerton, located at 44 […]



Assemblymember Barrett: WEA levels playing field for women

Jan 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

In her ongoing efforts to combat discrimination and societal bias that exists against the women of New York State, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that the Assembly once again passed the Women’s Equality Act. This act would level the playing field for all women and ensure gender discrimination is ended once and for all. “My […]



Local Area Officials React to Cuomo’s Budget Address

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Neuhaus Responds to State Budget Address Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus today responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Executive Budget presentation with the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s 2014-15 spending plan succeeds in identifying key factors which have contributed to some of the highest property taxes in the nation. Sky-high property taxes drive people and jobs […]