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Advocates from Around the State Gather to Celebrate Passage of Opioid Settlement Fund

Today, numerous advocates from the addiction recovery community gathered to thank Assemblymembers Phil Steck and Carrie Woerner for their passage of A6395 – legislation that creates an Opioid Settlement Fund and ensures that any further financial...

Phil Steck: Opioid Settlement Fund Bolsters Addiction Prevention and Support Programs

“The ongoing opioid epidemic has devastated New York families with heartbreaking consequences, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified the struggle for individuals with substance use disorders. While we’ve worked to increase support...

Opposition to Excluded Workers Fund

I voted against the budget bill containing $2.1 billion in aid for “excluded workers.” In my view, allocating 75% of new personal income tax revenue to excluded workers is beyond the pale. We have many needs in the State that are not being...

Senator Sanders and Assemblymember Steck Fight Back against Baseless Criticism of Stock Transfer Tax

In a letter to the Governor (attached) Senator James Sanders, Jr. (D-Queens) and Assemblymember Phil Steck urge him to reject the criticism of the Stock Transfer Tax (STT) leveled by the securities industry group SIFMA.Steck said: “This is nothing...

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Assemblymember Steck: The Truth about Bail Reform

“The issue of bail reform is an excellent example of social media being used as propaganda. First of all, I did not vote for bail reform. It was grouped in a budget bill with other issues I could not support, so I voted “no.” That being...

Assemblymember Steck: Lawsuit over Pension Right Course of Action for Former Employees

“Yesterday, over 100 former employees of St. Clare’s Hospital brought suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for mismanagement of the St. Clare’s Hospital pension plan. Over 1,100 former employers were adversely affected; most...

Assemblymember Steck: Tolerance of All Religions is Important to the Safety of Our Community

“Last Monday, an incident involving a hate-filled rant occurred in the Crossings Park in my hometown of Colonie. I was deeply disturbed when I learned the details of what occurred. As a member of a minority religious faith, the safety of our religious...

Assemblymember Steck to Host Online Town Hall Meeting

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced he will be holding a town hall on health care on Facebook Live on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The online format will allow residents to tune in at their convenience, in the comfort of their home....

Assemblymember Steck: Wage Discrimination Has No Place in New York

“Today, New York has plenty to celebrate. As the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team celebrates its victory, the governor has signed into law crucial legislation to combat wage discrimination – an issue our champions have been calling attention...
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