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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...

Assemblymember Steck: Greenlight Makes Us Safer

“Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” Many of the people who founded this nation did not come here as legal immigrants.“Today,...

Assemblymember Steck: Rent Control an Option Upstate

“I voted in favor of the bill to provide Upstate New York municipalities with the option in their discretion to adopt rent control. I must stress that this legislation gives Upstate New York cities, towns and villages rent control as a tool to aid...

Assemblymember Steck: Vaccinations, Immunity from Disease a Must

“I have spent hours discussing this issue with citizens advocating retention of the religious exemption. Formerly I was a supporter of the religious exemption.“However, from these discussions, it has become clear to me that at least 90% of those...

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Protecting Whistleblowers Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to eliminate a penalty for whistleblowers passed the Assembly (A.375). “For far too long, we’ve turned a blind eye to the fact that stepping up and speaking out against...

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