Stec Slams Assembly Majority for Desperate Attempt at Ethics Reform

June 9, 2015

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) (center) urges the Assembly Majority to fulfill their commitments and pass comprehensive pension forfeiture for corrupt politicians.

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) today spoke at a press conference held in Albany by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) criticizing the Assembly Majority for their weak stance on ethics reform. The press conference hinged on the last-ditch effort of the Majority to push through a watered-down, one-house pension forfeiture bill that makes exceptions for some large labor unions. Stec has fought to strip pension and retirement benefits from corrupt politicians since he was elected to the Legislature, and said this halfhearted approach is disgraceful to New York taxpayers.

“New York has a corruption problem,” Stec said. “Forcing through this watered-down approach to ethics reform at the eleventh hour is like taking an aspirin to treat cancer. A bill already exists that has over 90 Assembly sponsors, and I am calling on the Assembly Majority to trash this bill and pass the legislation that was agreed upon in the state budget.”