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Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my New York State Assembly website.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do both in Albany and at home in the Mid-Hudson Valley to help build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant New York.

I am honored to be representing the hardworking people of our region and remain committed to helping the middle-class by working to lower the tax burden on families and fighting to create good paying jobs which will provide a boost to our economy.

I look forward to hearing about your issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, and your ideas to help make our beautiful and diverse community stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Mid-Hudson Valley. I encourage you to visit this site often to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.





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Assemblymember Barrett: Legislature Makes Progress in the Fight Against Lyme Disease

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that she authored and passed legislation to further protect New Yorkers from Lyme and tick-borne diseases by authorizing a study on insurance coverage for Lyme and recommendations for farmers...

Assemblymember Barrett Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Help Hudson Valley Veterans

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that several bills she authored to help New York veterans access critical services and benefits passed the Assembly on Tuesday. As chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Barrett...

Assemblymember Barrett’s Legislation Strengthens Rural Mental Health Services

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced legislation she authored to help reduce the growing rate of suicide across rural New York passed the Assembly (A.6007).“For too long, our health care system has failed those struggling with...

Assemblymember Barrett Helps Pass Historic Rent Reforms to Better Protect Hudson Valley Tenants

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that she helped pass the strongest rent regulation legislation ever in New York State, known as the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (A.8281). The historic legislation will empower...

Assemblymember Barrett’s Legislation Removes Penalty, Helps Spackenkill Union Free School District

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that legislation she authored to forgive a penalty levied on the Spackenkill Union Free School District for filing a late final cost report passed the Assembly (A.4069). “It’s simply...

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Barrett Discusses Discharged Veterans
Barrett Discusses Discharged Veterans
Barrett Fights for Our Veterans
Barrett Fights for Our Veterans
Barrett Fights for Tenants Rights
Barrett Fights for Tenants Rights
Barrett Celebrates Women Veterans
Barrett Celebrates Women Veterans
Barrett Speaks at Women Veterans Luncheon
Barrett Speaks at Women Veterans Luncheon
Barrett On Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Barrett On Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Barrett Honors Vietnam Veterans' Day
Barrett Honors Vietnam Veterans' Day
Barrett Fights for NY Veterans
Barrett Fights for NY Veterans
Barrett Supporting Reproductive Healthcare Act
Barrett Supporting Reproductive Healthcare Act
Barrett Fights for Library Funding
Barrett Fights for Library Funding
The Future Of Library Funding in New York
The Future Of Library Funding in New York
Barrett on Agriculture Investments
Barrett on Agriculture Investments
Maximize Marketing for NY Wines, Ciders and Spirits
Maximize Marketing for NY Wines, Ciders and Spirits
Extended Agricultural Apprenticeships for Future Famers
Extended Agricultural Apprenticeships for Future Famers
Barrett Addresses Lyme and Tick-Born Disease Awareness
Barrett Addresses Lyme and Tick-Born Disease Awareness
Barrett Advocates for New York Libraries
Barrett Advocates for New York Libraries
Internet Access within Public Libraries
Internet Access within Public Libraries
Funding for Libraries
Funding for Libraries
Funding Streams for Libraries
Funding Streams for Libraries
Working to Secure Necessary Library Infrastructure Funding
Working to Secure Necessary Library Infrastructure Funding
NYSCA Grant Proposals
NYSCA Grant Proposals
Funding Arts Education in Schools
Funding Arts Education in Schools
Supporting the Role of the Arts
Supporting the Role of the Arts
Revitalizing Downtown Hudson
Revitalizing Downtown Hudson
Disabilities Awareness Day
Disabilities Awareness Day
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Resolution Honoring Volunteer Firefighters
Resolution Honoring Volunteer Firefighters
Marc Molinaro Introduction
Marc Molinaro Introduction
Introduction of the Hudson Opera House's Executive Team
Introduction of the Hudson Opera House's Executive Team
Working to Remove Barriers for People with Autism
Working to Remove Barriers for People with Autism
Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene
Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene
Carbon Farming Act
Carbon Farming Act
Transportation and Training Challenges and Home Care Pay
Transportation and Training Challenges and Home Care Pay
Assembly-Senate Budget Hearing on Funding for Human Services
Assembly-Senate Budget Hearing on Funding for Human Services
Supports Reproductive Health Care Act
Supports Reproductive Health Care Act
Increasing Access to Testing and Treatment  for Breast Cancer
Increasing Access to Testing and Treatment for Breast Cancer
Women's Reproductive Rights
Women's Reproductive Rights
Special Introduction
Special Introduction
Special Guest Introduction
Special Guest Introduction
Assemblymember Barrett expresses her excitement about Legislative Women's Caucus agenda
Assemblymember Barrett expresses her excitement about Legislative Women's Caucus agenda
Barrett Discusses Priorities and Housing of Disability Services
Barrett Discusses Priorities and Housing of Disability Services
Barrett Questions Commissioner Sullivan On Lack Of Revenue For Special Needs Students
Barrett Questions Commissioner Sullivan On Lack Of Revenue For Special Needs Students
Assemblymember Barrett Discusses Private and Public Partnerships
Assemblymember Barrett Discusses Private and Public Partnerships
Barrett Discusses Minimum Wage and the Effect on Farmers
Barrett Discusses Minimum Wage and the Effect on Farmers
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Providing Affordable High Speed Internet
Providing Affordable High Speed Internet
Ethics Reforms Necessary to Restore Public Trust
Ethics Reforms Necessary to Restore Public Trust
Support for Agriculture
Support for Agriculture
Standing Strong for Schools
Standing Strong for Schools
TBI Patients
TBI Patients
Bill of Adoptee Rights Passes the Assembly
Bill of Adoptee Rights Passes the Assembly
Celebrating Women's History Month
Celebrating Women's History Month
Streamlining Mental Health Services
Streamlining Mental Health Services
Shelter Workshop Providers Meeting
Shelter Workshop Providers Meeting
Mental Hygiene Budget Hearing
Mental Hygiene Budget Hearing
Expanding Universal Pre-K
Expanding Universal Pre-K
Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council
Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council
Preventing Lyme Disease
Preventing Lyme Disease
Assemblymember Didi Barrett on NYS Budget
Assemblymember Didi Barrett on NYS Budget
Tax Credit For Farmers
Tax Credit For Farmers
Funding for Infrastructure
Funding for Infrastructure
Women’s Equality Act
Women’s Equality Act
Governor’s Budget Address
Governor’s Budget Address
State of the State
State of the State
Student Privacy
Student Privacy
OPWDD Funding Restorations
OPWDD Funding Restorations
Earth Day 2013
Earth Day 2013
2013 State of the State Reaction
2013 State of the State Reaction
Pride of NY Legislation
Pride of NY Legislation
Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic Marijuana
Assembly Achievement Award Winner
Assembly Achievement Award Winner
ReCharge NY
ReCharge NY
June 18, 2019
"[Veterans who] have served honorably but because of a number of different issues within the military, such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", they were perhaps the victim of military sexual trauma but they complained and therefore their discharge was not honorable, they are suffering from PTSD, they are suffering from substance abuse, these are all reasons that now in NYS will get a second look and NYS veterans will have the opportunity to have the benefits that are available to them made available to them," Assemblymember Barrett said as she discussed groundbreaking legislation to ensure stigmas in the military do not prevent New York's veterans from receiving the benefits they earned fighting for our country. (A.8097)
June 18, 2019
"[Veterans who] have served honorably but because of a number of different issues within the military, such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", they were perhaps the victim of military sexual trauma but they complained and therefore their discharge was not honorable, they are suffering from PTSD, they are suffering from substance abuse, these are all reasons that now in NYS will get a second look and NYS veterans will have the opportunity to have the benefits that are available to them made available to them," Assemblymember Barrett said as she discussed groundbreaking legislation to ensure stigmas in the military do not prevent New York's veterans from receiving the benefits they earned fighting for our country. (A.8097)