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Assemblymember Barrett’s Working Farm Protection Act Signed by Governor

In an effort to support New York’s existing farmers and farmland for future generations, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced that Governor Cuomo has signed her legislation, A.10301-B, into law. The new law will strengthen the...

Assemblymember Barrett Calls on Army Corps of Engineers to Extend Public Comment Period for Proposed Surge Barriers

One year after ten thousand residents across the Hudson Valley and New York State successfully fought against a federal proposal to add over 40 anchorage sites to the Hudson River – thereby preventing it from becoming a fossil fuel highway – a new set...

Assemblymember Barrett Makes Strides to Combat Lyme Disease

As New York enters the height of tick season, and as a new and rare tick-borne disease is emerging in the region, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess)announced the passage of two critical pieces of legislation that aim to prevent the spread...

Groundbreaking Carbon Farming Project for Hudson Valley Passes Legislature

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess) announced the passage of landmark legislation to create a two year soil health project promoting environmentally friendly practices known as carbon farming. The bill creates a pilot project in Columbia...

Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislation to Help Struggling Public Libraries Gain Access to Construction Aid Funds

Public libraries got a boost this week as Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D - Columbia, Dutchess) legislation to make libraries in economically disadvantaged communities eligible for up to ninety percent of the approved construction costs passed the Assembly...

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April 24, 2018
Assemblymember Didi Barrett, speaking on a resolution she sponsored that would to proclaim May 2018, as Lyme  Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York during Assembly Legislative Session. (K.1036)