Press Releases

Assemblymember Steck Works to Prevent Foreclosures of Several Schenectady Churches and Temples

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed a piece of legislation that would retroactively maintain the approved tax-exempt status of real property where tax liens have been sold, preventing the foreclosure of several churches...

Assemblyman Steck: OPWDD Cuts Restored

“The Assembly, the Senate and the Governor have righted a wrong done in the last budget process, Assemblymember Steck said. “The cuts made to OPWDD have been a major concern of mine and I am pleased with this result.” Assemblyman Phil...

Assemblymember Steck: Let’s Move Forward with Reforms to Restore the Public’s Trust

“The comprehensive reforms detailed by Governor Cuomo are vital measures needed to restore the public’s trust. We need to tackle public corruption in state government, strengthen our electoral process to get more New Yorkers involved in state...

Assemblymember Steck Urges Congress to Support Establishing a More Secure Federal Banking System

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he is sponsoring a resolution urging congressional passage of the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013 (K.490). The congressional bill would establish stronger regulations in the federal banking system...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Calls On Vito Lopez to Resign

“Sexual harassment is unacceptable and should never be tolerated. Assemblyman Vito Lopez has brought shame to the Assembly and is no longer fit to hold this office. I am calling on him to resign immediately. “As an attorney who has represented...

Assemblymember Phil Steck: Time to End the Corruption

“No corruption is acceptable in our state legislature. It disgusts me that some elected officials aren’t acting in the best interests of the people who elected them, nor are they upholding the state constitution they are sworn to protect. Clearly,...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Earth Day Legislative Package

In recognition of Earth Day, Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed several measures to help better protect the environment. This legislation addresses several major environmental issues and will make New York more environmentally...

Assemblymember Phil Steck: Assembly Bills Protect, Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a legislative package to provide more assistance to, and increase protections for, victims of domestic violence. Steck noted that in 2011, there were 2,268 reports of domestic violence...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Helps Pass Much-Needed Equal Pay Legislation

Continuing his commitment to protecting women’s rights, Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced he helped pass a legislative package that, if signed into law, would end wage discrimination in New York State. Specifically, Steck sponsored...

Assemblymember Steck: 2013-14 State Budget Includes Significant Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families and Increases the Minimum Wage

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a balanced, early and fiscally sound state budget that increases the minimum wage and provides significant tax relief for middle-class families (A.3007-D). “This year’s...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass 2013-14 State Budget, Creating Good-Paying Jobs in the Capital Region

Setting his focus on job creation and fostering a welcoming business climate in the Capital Region, Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass the 2013-14 state budget that includes essential aid to economic development and programs...

Assemblymember Steck Holding an Open House at New District Office

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) will be holding a grand opening at his new district office. Come discuss with the Assemblyman issues that may concern you and hear what assistance his office can provide. He invites all members of the community to...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Budget Proposal That Would Bring Jobs to Capital Region

In an effort to create more jobs in the Capital Region, Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed a budget proposal that includes funding for new capital projects and jobs programs, while continuing to encourage a business-friendly...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Helps Secure $834 Million Increase for Schools in Assembly Budget Proposal

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed a 2013-14 state budget proposal that includes $21.1 billion in state aid to schools – an $834 million increase over last year’s total (E.182). The Assembly’s proposal is...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Assembly Hydrofracking Moratorium

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed legislation that would delay the issuance of hydrofracking permits in New York State until May 15, 2015 (A.5424-A). This measure would also require a comprehensive health impact assessment...

Assemblymember Steck Votes in Support of Minimum Wage Increase

http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/capital-region-scene/2013/mar/06/local-assemblymen-support-minimum-wage-increase/

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Legislation to Increase Minimum Wage to $9.00 an Hour

In a push to help more hardworking Capital Region families and give a boost to our economy, Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly passed legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour in January 2014 (A.38-A)....

Assemblymember Steck Reads to Students for the “Read Across America” Celebration

http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/Howe_Early_Childhood_Education_Center/ReadAcrossAmerica2013/Index.htm

Assemblymember Steck: New Gun Control Legislation Makes Strides in Making New York Families Safer

“Today we took a step in the right direction to make our communities a safer place to live. I am proud to have sponsored this legislation that will make New York the first state in the nation to pass comprehensive new gun control laws that will help...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Looks Forward to Productive Legislative Year

“Today the governor presented his plan for the future of New York State and outlined how we can continue to move our state forward. I am pleased to hear the governor’s pledge to strengthen the state’s gun laws, making them the toughest...