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Hudson Valley News
10:43 am
Sat November 22, 2014

NYS Assembly District Winner Emerges

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Just more than two weeks after Election Day, a New York State assembly race in the Hudson Valley has an unofficial winner.

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Hudson Valley News
9:15 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Incumbent Declares Victory, Challenger Not Conceding In A NYS Race

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A New York state Assembly race in the Hudson Valley has the incumbent declaring victory and the challenger not conceding.

In the 106th Assembly District, incumbent Democrat Didi Barrett has declared victory over Republican Challenger Mike Kelsey. Barrett says she looks forward to adding to her victory with the counting of absentee ballots. Barrett’s lead is by about 100 votes. Kelsey, a Dutchess County legislator, is not conceding, saying the race will be decided by absentee ballots. The district includes portions of northern Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

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Hudson Valley News
8:57 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Skartados, Barrett Say MTA Parking Rate Hike Is Unfair

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ALBANY – Hudson Valley Assembly Members Frank Skartados (D, Milton) and Didi Barrett (D, Hudson) have expressed their concern over a rate hike at Metro-North train station parking lots.

The two lawmakers wrote to MTA and Metro-North officials saying the hikes are unfair to families, especially those struggling to make ends meet.

They said the rate hike and an earlier recent one, “create an unfair burden for Hudson Valley families who rely on the MTA,” said Barrett.

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Hudson Valley News
11:16 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Hudson Valley Lawmaker Reacts to Report on NYS Assemblyman

New York’s Legislative Ethics Commission released a report Wednesday from the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The report focuses on sexual harassment allegations against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez and details a number of charges.

Democrat Didi Barrett represents the 106th Assembly District, which includes portions of Columbia and Dutchess Counties.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has renewed his call for Lopez to resign. Barrett, who has long advocated for women and girls, has other concerns.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Lawmakers Propose Farm Thruway Toll Tax Credit

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ALBANY – Legislation proposed by Senator Terry Gipson (D- Rhinebeck) and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D- Hudson) would provide Thruway toll tax credits to farmers who use their vehicles to transport their products.

The measure would allow farmers to claim a tax credit equaling 75 percent of Thruway tolls paid for the transport of goods and services during one tax year. The credit would be applicable for travel for the purpose of selling within 150 miles of a taxpayer’s farm, roughly the distance between New York City and Albany, said Barrett.

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