Tag Archives: Hudson Valley

Farewell to Summer

It is no secret how much I love representing this beautiful district in the New York State Assembly.  The spectacular natural beauty of Dutchess and Columbia Counties is simply breathtaking — from the majestic Hudson River to the west to … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Agenda

I am often asked in the one year since I was elected to the New York state Assembly: “How is it in Albany? Is it what you expected?” My honest answer is that I truly had no expectation of what … Continue reading

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One Year in Office

April 17 marks one year since I began serving our region in the New York State Assembly. This past year has been extraordinary on many fronts:  Being sworn in that day to the Assembly, working with my diverse colleagues from … Continue reading

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Celebrating New York Women

Women’s History Month, celebrated each March, is a time to remember the women who helped shape our nation’s history and to shine a spotlight on those women who continue that progress today. In the best of all possible worlds, women’s … Continue reading

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Bullish on the Hudson Valley. Bullish on New York.

The new year has kicked off in extraordinary fashion, beginning with our district swearing-in — with 200 friends and supporters — as Member of the New York State Assembly representing the new 106th AD. Held at the historic  Franklin D. Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Victory in New York’s 106th AD!

 Tuesday was, quite simply, a great night — for our country, for the Hudson Valley and for our campaign to win a full term in the New York State Assembly. Our victory was truly a team effort and I am … Continue reading

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Candidate for the New York State Assembly

Dear Reader, This week I was nominated by the Democratic and Working Families Parties to be their candidate in a special election for the 103rd Assembly District seat vacated when Marc Molinaro was elected Dutchess County Executive in November. The election, … Continue reading

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Community Spirit

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. George Bernard Shaw A proper community, we should remember also, is … Continue reading

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What Do Young Farmers Want?

In this season of gift-giving, why not think about what the young farmers in our country would want.  After all, they are the next-gen cohort who are choosing as their career path NOT to occupy a Wall Street — or … Continue reading

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Where in the World is the 2012 Farm Bill?

You may already know a lot, or a little, about the U.S. Farm Bill, dear Reader, but this has been my year to try to understand this smorgasbord bill,  passed every five to seven years (most recently in 2008) and what it … Continue reading

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